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Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
Methuselah, Noah's grandfather lived 969 years - it is a myth
hermit crab
spying a larger and empty shell
moving up in the world
hermit crab empty
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
A take-off of onenesting, emphasizing or underscoring the nene's  unapparent attempt to continue the species ( a nene is an almost extinct Hawaiian duck)
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
always safe, few words - a minimal haiku
The less you say, the safer you are, the more you say.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
Just what every adult goes through in getting there.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
what the world is in right now, an atomic cage - we are trapped in our advanced scientific inventions
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
these words
will disappear
serendipity - it just appeared like automatic writing
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
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 Dec 2017
b a l       n c e
an early one word haiku, using imagery of lowering one letter and creating the balance of letters in the word itself.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
I originally wrote this in 1999 as "birtheartbeat" as one heart beat without the "s".  As I typed it here in "hello poetry",  I realized that there can be two or more heartbeats.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017

that's what happens,
when you watch the business channel
that's what happens, when you watch the business channel while you write poetry
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
bitcoin, investment entity - a minimal haiku
A takeoff of  .....mentality
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
bitcoin, investment tragedy - a minimal haiku
A statement on this absurd fraudulent investment tragedy.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
Children's game presently played  - necessary when you are led by children instead of adults.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
And they did 58 years ago for me, and still say yes.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
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
never attended one, just a funny thought
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
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 Feb 2018
cake, keister territory - a minimal haiku
I weigh myself every morning, except after eating cake the night before.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
c an
t ree
h ear
r obin
s inging
i n
s ilence
listening to a canary on YouTube as I select a poem
Martin Mikelberg Feb 2018
censure, redaction- one new way - a minimal haiku
A political statement?  Holly cow, did I just get over my skis?
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
sensing worms inside
she ate the cherries
in the dark
It happens, and it did happen in just this way.
chi, hidden energy chiddenergy
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
a minimal poem about a human energy source within the body
church, hidden energy
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
she asks for the children's dinner portion
-  and the senior discount
I saw this happen and the haiku rose to my brain immediately
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
c autiously
c onsort
a nd
d ance
a gain
acrostichaiku haiku minimal acrostic
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
millions of cicadas
how do they choose
their mate
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
millions of cicadas
how do they choose
their mate
this follows from my previous minimal haiku
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
millions of cicadas
why do they choose
a mate
Enough cicadas, enough protein, lets eat
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
Almost like "justwords" which I put together, "closetourselves" has the effect of hiding the "tour." The meaning of the minimal is that we put ourselves into a closet and away from socializing or living in the community, adding to it, improving it, making the most of our gift of being alive.
not a sin at all, but pleasurable all the while
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
Can't make a final decision, which is good.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
.     u
c         r                         l
              v                  l
                   e   b   a
I enjoy defining a word with the unusual writing of the letters themselves.  In this case it is a one word haiku.
hermit crab
quite social
an undeserved bad  rap
not really a hermit
not really a crab
hermit  social quite rap crab
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
At a time of studying the pressure points of acupuncture, I was exposed to alternative treatments and theories associated with them.  Chakras need further investigation to validate the power of these various body areas.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
the lost bookmark in the bible
thoughts on resurrection
Martin Mikelberg Nov 2018
not the America I knew
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
The mind or is the mind related to god, related to ego and so on.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
As opposed to horse sense, the horses are more sensible.
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
e xcited
N ewton
i dentifying
g ravity
m unching
a pples
Perhaps an observation, mine?
Martin Mikelberg Jan 2018
In my brain, Adam then Eve doesn't work (forget the snake). The first two human like creatures, our ancestors, were probably both female, with one of them, the one more aggressive, mutated to a male and then evolving from that point on.
Martin Mikelberg Dec 2017
The face speaks for itself
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