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Kawabata on the Shore
Reading Palm-of-the-Hand stories
at the beach;
a car-crash
in the parking-lot.
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Yellow/Yellow
The Urge occurs!
I tip-toe to (someone's) flip flops
to trek through the back yard,
to make my exchange with nature.
The rain has rent the grass
into islands, caught between seas;
seems
sandals wasn't a wise choice,
as I step and slosh and
                             SLIP...
(nearly!)
to the barn.
There my eye moves from
yellow liquid to yellow lark;
"I don't know really
what a lark is," I say to myself,
"but I can't recall a canary
quite like this one."
Feet wet, walking back
I wonder, "how long
'til Dad fixes the toilet?"
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sounds of the koto;
a white moth
descends from the lamp.
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Literature
Monday, June 21, 2010
right angles
carving out dusk
bats
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Literature
Haikuthon, May 2010
May Twenty-Second
an unusual sight-
gray sky
yellow earth
May Twenty-First
moving my fingers
the back of my hand
dances from inside
May Twentieth
do words come from
the mouth,
or the ear?
May Nineteenth
toilet troubles--
tiny spider
hangs from her web
May Eighteenth
jittery bookworm
browsing the menu
at the library penny sale
May Seventeenth
rain
blue and gray
color the landscape
May Sixteenth
running
through broken sunlight-
petals in the wind
in the distance
May Fifteenth
heron
flying slowly
against traffic
May Fourteenth
circulating web pages
the rosary slides
on my shoulder
May Thirteenth
spider
crawling on the couch
out the corner of my eye
May Twelfth
lazy spring day
"Phenomenology of Spirit"
heavier than it looks
May Eleventh
rainfall
misogi
May Tenth
two birds
in the driveway
wrestling
May Ninth
spider
I turn for a moment
without a trace
May Eighth
green trees and grass
just outside the window-
admiring while urinating
May Seventh
grandmother wind,
bustling, blowing,
(everyone
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Literature
3.23.10 Lightning
White
Cutting through curtains-
Midnight lightning
-
After the lightning,
Darkness-
Thunder
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3.19.10
On my way out--
Spider
Hanging from the lintel
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Literature
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009
a storm?
he opens his eyes-
first snow
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Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009
the sun glows orange
and fades
behind the trees
orange erupts
into pink and lavender
sunset
burnt wood
on an autumn evening
the smell of incense
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Spring Bash Haiku-a-thon
-I-
First morning in March
Overcast with bursts of rain
Indoors, blooms are born
-II-
Second day coming
Sun that shines in a blue sky
Reminds me of you
-III-
Rain, rain, go away
Dear sky, your tears choke the ground
And beat tender leaves
-IV-
Take public transit
To the bustling city streets
Spring comes downtown, too
-V-
Burrow under quilt
Like seeds outside in garden
Once again, I'm sick
-VI-
Walking over lawn
Damp with dew and full of life
Seeing nature born
-VII-
Alone on a stage
Faces I know in the crowd
Generate comfort
-VIII-
Rise from sleep in mist
Expected sun forgotten
Late in arrival
-XI-
Move across walkways
Of emotion and true longing
Drift over the years
-X-
Rain - Irish drizzle
Coats new greens in diamond veils
Converse soaked right through
-XI-
Sweet taste of morning
Afternoon tangy on tongue
Midnight spice lingers
-XII-
Tread softly through grass
Peer between branches to see
Newborns stir awake
-XIII-
Gold face was shining
But then gone behind grey veils
Angels start t
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haiku-a-thon
As snow melts to naught
Warm sun shall warm many a heart
But others simply grow hard
Grass is annoying
It is itchy and too bright
I'm pessimistic
adrenaline thump
heart is racing, frantic mind
chaotic delite
sweet sweet chocolate
why do you always melt
i miss my cocoa
fuzzy puppy is
very cute little fuzzy
i like puppy dogs
little wormy squirm
you wiggle and jiggle and
quit staring at me
The wingless angel
Weighed down by imperfection
Spied on from afar
Sweet glistening snow
In the bright warmth of spring
Go throw me away
Running away from
Destinations of the time
Hungry sloth speed
All the world has an
off switch. Why can not my mind?
Everything must end
Broken glass vases
Knocked down from their peaceful rest
Nevermore to dream
these sweet sentiments
earth half buried in free air
why must you torment
transform rainy days
each drop now reflecting warmth
hugs make it better
bright pink bubblegum
i'm sticking in my hair
it is stuck on walls
Walk around the block
Acorn sings a happy song
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Mature content
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Literature
Haikuwrimo March 08
Haikuwrimo March 08
March 1
puddling dirt,
snow shivers slightly, fearing
the coming warm
March 2
sniffles turn,
like pages in a book,
to warm sighs
March 3
West, exclaims the sun,
to a sunset, where sweaters
stay closeted

March 4
intimate whites
congregate within grassy,
sun-filled wedding days
March 5
smelted silver
puffs rain down; refreshing
the season, rebirth
March 6
sleepy eyes open
a bright world; hibernation
hunger takes over
March 7
layers peel off
one cloth at a time, baring
skin for sunburns
March 8
Arizona summer -
more skin to placed
on public showcase
March 9
slowly inching
away into darkness,
shade is luxury
March 10
greens sprout,
cracking a connect-the-dots
across earthen pores
March 11
reaching for the sun,
branches hunch as twilight looms
March 12
exquisite foods
mean nothing to a pregnant
lady's stomach
March 13
sillhouettes stand
higher, above scurrying ants,
tiredly going to work
March 14
petals open, embracing
the sun in all its majesty
only to bur
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The Spring Haiku Project
March 1
Reverberating
Through my ears, around my head
Music in the air.
March 2
A monstrous rumble
The shaking, one of many
I feel like tacos.
March 3
Lost, alone, outside
Left behind, my keyhole stares
My keys are in there.
March 4
Time, passing quickly
The world doesn't stop turning
So get off your ass.
March 5
A swing and a miss
Yet another chance wasted
Why am I so dumb?
March 6
Try once, try once more
Try until you get it right.
Try twice, get it wrong.
March 7
Leaning against me
The pages, clean and empty
I need some more skill.
March 8
Laughing, fit to burst
Flickering on, off, in, out
DARTH VADER IS SHORT!
March 9
I hope you buy this
I spaced on this very one
It's not March Ninth now.
March 10
March Nine again now
It's not really March the Tenth
So hush hush, don't speak.
March 11
Sitting on my couch
Click, click goes my controller
I'm owning his ass.
March 12
Talking, from my hand
Messages, rea
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Literature
Haiku 31
1.
Feathered touch
Calm, cleansing mist
Spring showers
2.
Lazy breeze
Delicate clouds dance
Sunshine
3.
Reflection of a spirit
Endless cerulean
Clear skies
4.
Dancing spring of colour
Stones beaten and forgotten
Waterfall
5.
Peaches and Pears
Tender flesh, trailing juices
Tasty residue
6.
Sun, undiluted
Heat pounding the earth
Summer draws nearer
7.
Flurry of sunlight
Licks along the forest ground
Breeze, dancing a tango
8.
Sweet serenade
Keening, pulsating
Cicada song
9.
Sultry colours
Entice a wanderer
Picnic in a sunset
10.
Get togethers
Forgotten memories
Relished friendships
11.
Spots have run
Striped against nature
Ladybug, red and black
12.
Tiers of frosting
Pink, purple and orange
The sun tastes lovely
13.
Brand new obsession
Cycle of change
Buzzing of the mind
14.
You speak through leaves
Through bough and bracken
Who robbed you of your voice?
15.
Alpha and Omega
Constant cycle of change
Our night-light
16.
The children of spring
Float gently through the sky
Where to set down
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Spring Haikuthon
03.01
Frosty eyes -
mirror to a new sky
season meltdown.
03.02
under safe shelter,
blue moon light beams -
rain pours.
03.03
muted accordion notes
colouring white sand dreams -
some grey sunrise.
03.04
trees from the window
[curious peeking water stems]
eager to watch earth emerge.
03.05
colour squares
scrambling thoughts
the spring of you.
03.06
water beats
innocent sounds interrupted
a thunder shows.
03.07
speed -
crashes and burns...
we think.
03.08
sight can't see
the traces of quiet.
reminiscence
03.09
through crystal clear
avoiding mirror light
the metamorphosis's done
03.10
cotton mountains
they merge slowly
fog raises.
03.11
a thousand spies above
drawing dreams
tracing smiles
03.12
tender steps
paw prints and crumbs
morning feast
03.13
back and forward
stringed little road
we will follow
π
sharp words -
breaking thick ice
open soft feelings
03.15
flying fast
mislea
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Literature
Haiku-a-thon
The wonderful Haiku-a-thon has begun, come back everyday for more!
Magachu in no way guarantees results. For serious. Really. Yep.
I'm not really late
I'm just not really early
Get off my back now.
Punctuality
Being on time or early
Is overrated
Doing things early
Usually for losers
Or small petty nerds
You're a creepy one
Silly stalker pervert
Stop looking at me
Sitting in the dark
Writing these damn hard haikus
I should be sleeping
Winning everyday
What contest am I winning?
Bohobella's, YAY
Subscription I want
Do you want to know why, hmm?
My friends all have them
Zerglings invading
Call marines and firebats
All is not lost yet
Wer ist die kinder
Says German Michael Jackson
Creepy molester
You know what I need?
A personality cult
Mindless followers
You are late again?
Mangachu you silly boy
Submit on time, dunce
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, vacationing
I'm vacationing right now
It's really quite fun
Stole 90 milion,
Mr. Lanigan, but wait,
all of it was fake!
Already fo
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Literature
March Haiku
3.1.08
The urban mountains
Stand with silent elegance
Shedding light on me
3.2.08
Doctors whispering
Don't they know I can hear them?
Please don't let me die
3.3.08
Happily
fragile little blossoms ring
the wind sighs
3.4.08
Night falls
stars peek out to shine
none see
3.5.08
Grass flute
humming in the breeze
echoes
3.6.08
piano keys
strumming on my heartstrings
melody rings
3.7.08
Splattered life
painted on the walls
No mercy
3.8.08
Kai
stretch into the silence
void
3.9.08
Inhale
Remember this...
Exhale
3.10.08
Old shoes by the trash
Still have some life left in them
For a lost child
3.11.08
Mochi is yummy
Can I have it with ice cream?
I'd like some milk too
3.12.08
Unjudged, unwanted
Unknown to us from above
He wishes our dreams
3.13.08
Silence surrounds her
Doesn't she know we still care?
Problems are hidden
3.14.08
Beating down the sun
Shades of blue and purple light
The moon waits to rise
3.15.08
I can't believe it
Did I make that perfect shot?!
It's about damn time
3.16.08
Heavy g
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Literature
Haiku-thon
1.
One Haiku a day
How hard can it really be?
Unknowingly said.
2.
Just returned back home
Twelve o eight am
Nothing good to say.
3.
How warm it was today!
Has the danger of frost past?
I wish to plant flowers.
4.
The crocuses bloomed
Yesterday, I noticed them.
Yet thought it nothing.
5.
Red box of chocolate
Half price from Valentines day
Best friends, having fun.
6.
I waited there, for
What seemed to be forever
Getting sicker still.
7.
The rain fell slowly
Drizzled down upon my face
It already knew.
8.
It wasn't paradise
But it was my home.
9.
QUICK! Call 911!
Why isn't he responding?
"Whats wrong with Grandpa?"
10.
Two girls are playing
Double dutch on the sidewalk
one, two, one, two, JUMP!
11.
Sing your heart out, girl.
Run quick in those high heeled shoes,
Dance some more now!
12.
Waiting for the bus
The chill wind picked up plastic
And it danced ballet.
13.
You hold me gently
And you swing me as we dance
But we never talk
14.
Tightly our hands hold
Best friend, you cling to
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Literature
Haikuthon 2008
1.
Sandpaper and fire.
The universe is mushrooms:
I wish it wasn't.
2.
A screen glowing blue –
Tight-forehead frustration that
heralds the morning.
3.
Just how selfish I am,
Thinking him to be serious.
Long, man-made shadows.
4.
Enveloped in orange –
Back among friends finally,
Though it hurts to laugh.
5.
A circle of sleep.
Navy blue interruptions
Ask to be shattered.
6.
Endless blue shadows;
Feeling better, though frozen,
And wanting that choice.
7.
Pride in him grows, but
Mingled disappointment in
Yellow lights and tea.
8.
Ripping paper cups:
Origami wasted love
and confetti lies.
9.
Jealousy rough heat:
A spray of molten scarlet
And earnest laughter.
10.
Almost-false sparkles
In powder bank melody:
Thawing ideals.
11.
That crowd of people...
An endless table of clique;
Snapshot condensation.
12.
My shoulders tingle,
And videogame thumbs ache:
Procrastinative.
13.
Avec les belle amies.
Watery light seeps through me:
Seriously awkward.
14.
Exfoliation
In incessant, dripping
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Literature
2008-Spring Bash Haiku-Thon
-March 1-
Helius in his chariot
melts away
yesterday's snow.
-March 2-
It's the Alantic
that soaks your
pillowcase and bed sheets.
-March 3-
Driving past
a hand of swallows
grabs and grasps.
-March 4-
Chocolate chips
of my sweet dessert,
so you are...
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Literature
Haiku Spring Break '08
March 18th
far away castles -
my princess dreams of
our future
March 17th
austere no longer
colors return
to the world
March 16th
spring fever
the heat of our passion
melts more than snow
March 15th
rain threatens
unable to dim
rainbows
March 14th
a break in the clouds
kindles the day,
matching my heart
March 13th
time dawdles
knowing I lust after
tomorrow
March 12th
wake in darkness
fighting inertia's pull
morning coffee
March 11th
amorous lovers
bound to each other
by more than rope?
March 11th
fog condensing
strangling
bad drivers
March 10th
next winter
avoid the weather
hibernate
March 9th
satisfaction
at a job well done
and a broken shovel
March 8th
What do I behold?
A fresh scent, sparkling counters
must be spring cleaning
March 7th
trapped -
cold blanket envelopes
everything
March 6th
Yawn!
a gaping mouth
empty
March 5th
crystal daggers
shatter upon impact
look out below!
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Literature
15 Translations of Classical Haiku
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summer's night
from cloud to cloud
dashing moon
                                                   (Ranko)
for me, who leaves
for you, who remains
two autumns
                                                   (Buson)
many many things
come to mind-
cherry blossoms!
                                    
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Spring Haikuthon
MARCH 1
A flick of the wrist
Brings February to a close;
Let's see what March brings.
MARCH 2
Birds sink in the mud
looking for spring sustenance
Outside my window.
MARCH 3
Spring break begins now;
Everyone's having fun at
The beach except me.
MARCH 4
Rain pours from above
A flash of red flies away;
First March Cardinal.
MARCH 5
Temperature's rising
Higher, then lower again;
"Old Man" hates the cold.
MARCH 6
Thousands of chuckles
Break through the dark clouds of group
dissent- tour's over.
MARCH 7
Mouse clicks compete with
The TV as I spend time
Spying on Facebook.
MARCH 8
Sheer boredom brings out
The obscure pleasures-movie
Unwrapping eunni.
MARCH 9
Eddie Izzard brings
Mirth to an otherwise dull
Homecoming car ride.
MARCH 10
Lifeless lectures that
Make interesting subjects as
Bland as gray Jell-O.
MARCH 11
Nothing can top the
Elation I've been feeling-
Shoes came in the mail.
MARCH 12
Sunshine pours down from
The heavens above me; March-
Year of the skater.
MARCH 13
Mallets flying bac
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Activity


I haven't been very active but that won't be a continuing trend. With access to PS again, my files from my other computer (that went capoot last October), and coming out of a slump, I hope to update more and comment and contribute more. For example, to :iconthe-haiku-club:. Woo!

I really want this to be a good year for me- we'll see!
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Ne-hilum Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
HeY,
nOw yOu caN eAAAt AAArt on Facebook, at "Er Briand ***uNdeRgrOuNd rAw aRt gAlleRy***" : [link]
See YoU sOOn... :gallery:
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kohlsen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
.. thank you for dave ! ! ! .
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Utanapishtim Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem man!
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kohlsen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
........... "yes.I understand.". ...... (; . ..... .
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FallingAsleepTonight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Writer
Clicked on random deviant and it sent me to you! Just passing by and flipping through other deviant's work, looking for inspiration. I write primarily non-melodramatic free verse poetry, something that I hope even people who aren't lit fanatics can enjoy. Just in case you're interested :)
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Hi, Nathaniel - it's been a while, I hope your holiday/New Year's were all you hoped for.

Meantime, I wish to thank you for fav'ing my haiga:
"haiku of meeting"- I'm so glad you like it. ^.^
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Utanapishtim Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem, and yep, it's been good. :) It has been a while- I'll update soon.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I look forward to it. ^.^
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Bil-Sabab Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Please read this one: [link]
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the big batch of faves! :D
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