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1.3k · Dec 2017
indian - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
i nside
n omadic
d ust
i
a m
n othing
the same can be said for all of us
1.1k · Dec 2017
lily - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
l  ooking
i   nside
l   iking
y  ourself
This poem was inspired by Nick Virgilio - lily, out of the water, out of itself.  I met him at a speaking engagement in a private home , he died shortly thereafter.
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2020
hermit crab
spying an empty shell
moving up in the world
more thoughts on a hermit crab
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
blue eyes, say yes
And they did 58 years ago for me, and still say yes.
829 · Dec 2017
wisdom - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
w ritten
i   n
s   and
d   iary
o   f
m  an
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
bitcoinvestmentality

that's what happens,
when you watch the business channel
multitasking
that's what happens, when you watch the business channel while you write poetry
786 · Jan 2020
hermit crab
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2020
hermit crab
never quite at home
not quite a crab
are you really a hermit?
developing Herman the Hermit Crab
731 · Jan 2018
sandman - an acrostic haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
s leep
a nd
n oontime
d reams
m y
a ngels
n od
As I woke up, the haiku appeared in my semi-conscious state.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2020
hermit crab
never at home
for long
Isssa- Snail, always at home
Martin Mikelberg Aug 2020
papa
panda
dance
celebration
thank you Sixty Minutes on August 9th, 2020
609 · Jan 2018
eNigma - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
e xcited
N ewton
i dentifying
g ravity
m unching
a pples
Perhaps an observation, mine?
589 · Feb 2018
pride - a modern haiku
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
swallowing pride, cholesterol free
It never hurts to say your sorry.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
onenesting
until recently, this rare Hawaian duck was though to be extinct.   It has been seen recently.  This minimal is mine and was printed in Modern Haiku many years ago.
Martin Mikelberg Jul 2023
distanthunderstandinGod

distant
thunder
understanding
God
who hasn't passed this way before
566 · Dec 2017
time - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
T  his
I   s
M y
E  ternity
Just a reflection or my concept that out existence on earth does not repeat, we are here and what we do is what we do.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
boomerangereturning
an early '90s minimal haiku, published in Modern Haiku.  The ku clearly reflects the zen mode and illustrates the net effect or results of unjustified anger.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
viagrapturestored

           a
         r
      g
    a
  i
v
a picture is like a thousand words
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
sushi
the empty fishbowl
in the Chinese restaurant
thoughts continue to roll in my old haiku brain
482 · Dec 2017
music - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
m use
u sing
s ound
i n
c omposition
I play a wind controller made by Casio (last produced in 1989), it looks like a sax, runs on batteries, has six voices and plays like an angel.    I  collect midis( Musical Instrument Digital Interface)     from the internet from the 11th century thru 2017.   I also can and scribed music composed by others and written musical notation of them to play or to give to other musicians.   Music is indeed a major part of my life.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
justwords

two words
just
two words
And so the two words merge and are just two words.
Actually there are three words that merge and become twords with a "just added to it you get justwords .
469 · Oct 2019
pandora's haiku
Martin Mikelberg Oct 2019
canadian geese honking overhead
                     ravi shankar in my head
                               pandora's box
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
the atheist billboard
in Times Square
unbelievable
An example of irony in poetry
462 · Jan 2018
cicadas - a modern haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
millions of cicadas
how do they choose
their mate
this follows from my previous minimal haiku
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
irish handshake, kelly-green energy - a minimal haiku
This I believe is a balanced minimal, a bit of sparkle, color and positive thinking.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
soaked dragonfly, yellowtail tailskidoo
A bit of Issa, a bit of me,  combined
449 · Jan 2018
bachorder- a minimal haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
bach, chord order
Some minimal haiku are constructed to hide the middle word so that three words conceals the middle word.  But this is what Bach did, create a unique order of chords which become the melody as well.   Just a note about music today, you can copyright melodies but you cannot   copyright chords.
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
cake, keister territory
I weigh myself every morning, except after eating cake the night before.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
m ind
a nd
n imble
t ongue
r epeat
a gain
An acrostic poem, my first of this type
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
mushroommateststilliving
While I saw this in my head, I found out that "roommate" had two "m"s .  Incredible that at 80 on 1/5/2018 I am still learning and writing.  Where did all those years go.
Martin Mikelberg Mar 2018
white daisies
dancing in the wind
Alaska
You have to be there to understand the scene.
Martin Mikelberg Oct 2019
October, 2019

red
dandelion
one
new
****
                        - a minimal haiku
Red Dandelions - Red dandelions are part of the chicory family. ... Red dandelions are the foliage from a red dandelion plant before the plant flowers. They have reddish stems and dark green jagged leaves.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
human, mankind kindergarten
“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” ― Mark Twain
421 · Dec 2017
retirement - a modern haiku
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
retirement,
meeting the postman
for the first time
written in 1998, when I retired
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
immortal, almost - starman
a tribute to the human dummy just sent into space
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
the helicopter
like a dragonfly
in the air
As I listened to the blades turning...........
Martin Mikelberg Aug 2020
pink
kimono
opens
slowly
slowly works and demonstrates the kimono opening
410 · Dec 2017
space - an acrostic poem
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
s uns
p lanets
a nd
c osmic
e nigma
just an observation
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
sashimissingoldfish
the empty fishbowl in the Chinese restaurant aha another haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
icicle, clear archetecture
The obvious, but somehow we may miss what stares us in the face. I wrote this many, many years ago and looking at it at first, was as confusing as the message may be.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
all at the same time
peeing,
shaving,
showering,
multitasking
it's hard to do all things right if you do them at the same time
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
rain inside, depression
A bit of sunshine would do a world of good.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
cicada, dating game
millions of cicadas
how do they choose
their mate
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
immortal, almost - stardust
we, all living things, are nothing but stardust
Martin Mikelberg Jun 2020
mankind
kindergarten
tension
george floyd, coronavirus, what madness we have endured for too long
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
bitcoin, investment tragedy
A statement on this absurd fraudulent investment tragedy.
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2020
sea
eagle
eyes
sushi
shikaree
*shikaree=a big game hunter
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
buddharmastery
I am not a Buddhist , but I have read quite a bit about the tenets of Buddhism and have visited many temples - fascinating
Martin Mikelberg Jun 2020
mankind
kindergarten
tenant
my haiku from Modern Haiku, Spring of 1996
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