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 Author Thread: Haiku Connection - Part IV
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 4864 (view)
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 11/6/2016 5:19:19 AM
Answers lie within
Caged by imposed ideals
Pleading to be heard
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 4860 (view)
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 10/30/2016 12:12:21 AM
mid-life renewal
existential crisis born
clear the dam and flow
(not sure what happened there. apparently wasn't at the end of the thread. oops)
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 225 (view)
at the moment
Posted: 10/30/2016 12:08:05 AM
in an ideal world, I would be crooning torch songs in some after hours gin joint
in another, I would be nestled deep in the forest, furiously writing my manifesto
not some drivel about ideals
after getting a quick thrill
passing by the bus stop
at closing time
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 224 (view)
peeking in the jar
Posted: 10/9/2015 4:46:44 PM
Again... so long...

The years slip by in tumults
Oddly expansive blinks
Of eyes with too much perspective
Not enough scope of vision

There are always blind spots
Even in hindsight
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 223 (view)
peeking in the jar
Posted: 12/13/2014 3:51:07 AM
early morning mental mayhem
sonic assault
in that hazy non-sleep

shaking off the cobwebs
peeking in the jar

seeing words
once crafted

self amusement inducing giggles
then tears
for the years we have sat in the darkness

it's been too long. thanks for still being here. :D
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 4241 (view)
Haiku Connection - Part IV
Posted: 12/13/2014 3:13:57 AM
Naked man running.
Aghast, anxious and absurd.
Direction unknown.
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 222 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 3/15/2013 8:34:17 AM
haven't been in a while
lost in that elsewhere
crawled back out to find
another who has emerge from the void

thanks for dropping by Erota. you provided eerily releveant reading for my spontaneous visit today.

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 841 (view)
Life's Painting
Posted: 2/19/2012 10:59:06 AM
ladyfriend, i am so glad, so grateful to be useful. thank you for letting me know (i found myself a little unsure about leaving that here, mostly because i felt compelled to). and, adore is my favorite synonym of love.
you're a gift girl! sending you happy thoughts and prayers for an end to your pain.
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 1223 (view)
Cinquain on the Membrane
Posted: 2/16/2012 4:20:29 PM
dances quiet within
awaiting direction outward
our task
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 839 (view)
Life's Painting
Posted: 2/16/2012 4:12:30 PM
the girl with the kaleidoscope mind sighs
oneness... if only...
and the rats race round and round
while she waits at the optician's
hoping to correct her visions

that back scratch
was more like a jab
and that crack of dawn
it gets pretty dark

no doctor's prescription
can make her more
or less
who she is
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 220 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 1/26/2012 6:42:24 PM
or, (the hamster wheel stuck in reverse x t)

like running against a jetsonesque movator
going backward twenty yards
while being pulled along ten
stop to breathe while five go by
then we go again
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 219 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 1/26/2012 6:04:17 PM
days drip by
weeks, like soggy, cloud-laden air
thick in my sore lungs
after a good-ole smoking binge
being depressed sucks. however, it does get me wanting to delve into my imagination. having been raised a rebel in a house full of secrets, i just can't help but share.
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 218 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 1/21/2012 12:47:45 PM
how we wobble
(weebles always were a favorite toy!)

once i was so sure
of that tug
that love
i knew that my gut was on

i want to believe that
i know
that if i believe
i don't have to

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 832 (view)
Life's Painting
Posted: 1/21/2012 12:33:40 PM
remember how we used to love to walk along the curbstones
like balance beams
with arms out
and backs straight
all aspiring gymnasts

every now and then i fancy trying that again
but today it's all hedges
or fences
and scalloped edge blocks
i am no contortionist

so, i go along the road's edge without blinders
trying not to watch my feet
or get distracted
and veer into trafic
one among many travellers

thanks for your thoughts and love. glad to see you well within "the care of". the best thing about love is that the more it flows, the more it grows. i draw much strength from friends like you.

you know that only time things get hard is when i decided they should be different. little girl is hurting. i have to let her hurt for the right reasons or she'll just find some other, wrong reason to feel hurt. this too shall pass. i just have to let it.

keep smiling and sharing. you're inspiring!
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 216 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 1/10/2012 5:46:15 PM
in our nature

how hard it is to just say no
lips part and spew so much candy coating
buzzing like flies
spinning like children
on a sugar-high

'til we crash
shaken sober
saved (barely)
by the cushioning effect
of our false sense of reality

~ i just tripped across this in a blog i haven't been near in a few years... god how time flies... felt it needed a fresh view

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 828 (view)
Life's Painting
Posted: 1/4/2012 5:58:41 PM
pretty little bird
blessed me with her sorrowful song
a gift of loss shared
a calm within a tempest

~so wonderfully glad you are well my friend! thanks for dropping that nibble in the jar. congrats on your magic marker!
a recent facebook status of mine: the real world is far to busy a place for me to spend time in a virtual one. ...
isn't living life a way better option?
the past few months have been stupifying with my father's passing and helping to care for my mom until permanent care is in place. at the same time, i have been present for all of it. even though i'm shattered most of the time, i am glad that i am capable of being there for my family. haven't quite got the balance thing down yet. i don't do new year's resolutions. but, i really am determined to get back into my life. crisis mode sucks. you inspire me!
much peace and love be yours this year!
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 1045 (view)
Cinquain on the Membrane
Posted: 12/19/2011 3:42:48 PM
down rabbit holes
and labrynths gently coaxing
playful paths toward joyful souls
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 214 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 12/18/2011 11:56:48 AM
once upon a time
a man's voice poured down
like enormouns drops of acid rain
that burned through pretty white blouses

once upon a time
that voice buoyantly bellowed
bold belly-laughs
that wrapped around you like a warm fuzzy blanket

of late
that voice calmed
after long trying to reconcile befores
like a pond under the new moon on a windless night

and now
that voice is quiet
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 213 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 12/1/2011 4:48:15 PM

funny how that happens
that last entry was postponed and reworked twice before i was interrupted
so i said screw it and posted it unfinished
'cause it was always called maybe later

i thought i had a recollection today
of the location of a bank branch near an atypical destination
it was there where i imagined
but it opened a week ago

just a couple random thoughts i felt like chewing on
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 212 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 11/29/2011 4:23:02 PM
maybe later

there's this picture i took
i'd like to call it
the Art of Bulls hit

those clean cut corners
threatened the new handbag
but manila envelopes come in myriad sizes

... damn, i have to finish this later

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 211 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 10/21/2011 3:51:43 PM

two weeks since i realized
that, when i look in the mirror,
i see the beautiful eyes
i was so certain, in that room,
that i would never gaze upon again

it`s surreal

and i weep
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 210 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 10/6/2011 6:55:41 PM

in the waning, autumn sunlight
it's too easy to see
we need to rethink
the priority we put on
washing the windows
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 209 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 9/29/2011 4:43:06 PM
flipping through soulless pages
scene is dry
wavering air presure
wreaks havoc on inner ears
feels like admiring models
in Sears catalogues
in the dimmest light possible
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 208 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 9/23/2011 4:52:40 PM
wow, it's been a while

around every corner it's ups hit's creek without a paddle
and the doors are hermetically sealed
there's no point in holding your breath
might as well laugh

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 207 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 7/10/2011 9:45:57 PM
my life as a sit-com

ever have one of those days
when mr bean seems to have had it easy

imagine a frantic woman in a laundry room
torn between rescuing her clothes from a flooding washing machine
and getting to the hospital where her disabled mother is having an emergency apendectomy
calmly, somehow, trying to explain
to the on-call/off-site super, the situation
as the washer door flings open
a tidal wave of icy water and underwear
awash over her feet

my clothes will be in the sink
your laundry room is flooding
i have to go to the hosptial

how grateful can one be
for the comedic relief
granted by this wacky universe
we float in

no lying kids, that's a synopsis of today. mom came though surgery under only a local anesthetic... she's amazing... a timex. and, the hand wrung clothes finally dried out after 2 1/2 hours
i need some zzzzzzzzz
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 825 (view)
Child's Play
Posted: 7/9/2011 2:38:48 PM
all love
truly flows

release of the self
from the self
is the truest love

love thyself
to thine own self be true

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 206 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 7/9/2011 2:34:36 PM
even more than in the stark light
when the darkness falls through
all those great panes
standing naked in a glass house
is unnerving
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 205 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 6/13/2011 8:58:39 PM
there's this light that shines
people all around seem to marvel at it
they say it is softer yet warmer than the sun
with a glow that can illuminate the darkest crevice
and rays that draw souls up from the cave

when i ask how i can see it
they pause and smile
as if i were a child
and tell me
how it beams from my eyes

i may not be able to bask in it
but it warms me to be
a pane that light can shine through
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 204 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 6/9/2011 6:16:50 AM
lunacy engaged

the hamster-wheel spins
eviscerating imagination

brought back to terra firma
by the "boo"-ing of a wolf
letting in
the vocabulary he inspires

got a note from an old friend today. made me want to jump out and communicate. brought the laptop to the balcony. enjoying the cool breeze over the warm, dense air. gotta love it when you have to take a vacation day!

much joy to you all,
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 203 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 6/7/2011 5:30:06 PM
ah, ladyfriend, 'twas a day full of gifts (aren't they all, really). what a fitting glaze you poured on my cake!

got a little coin. on the back it says: "May 21, 2006. Patience, Love & Tolerance"

yeah, gifts. i am grateful. thinks it's groovy you rode that vibe last night.

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 822 (view)
Child's Play
Posted: 6/7/2011 5:19:54 PM

they gave me this little coin last night
and then i got your write
an aptly timed
bouquet of gratitude

when it flows, it flows. much love to you, my friend
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 2241 (view)
Haiku Connection part 3 post HERE!!
Posted: 5/27/2011 11:17:05 PM
tides turned and swam off
lending sand to the beach and
us a place to sun
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 200 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 5/27/2011 11:09:05 PM
she sat
and thought
and forgot

lain there
to manipulate
to create
a knife into wood
a wheel spinning clay
a tool
needing volition
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 820 (view)
Child's Play
Posted: 5/22/2011 7:41:18 PM
there's this girl that i know
dug through all the glittery gold
to find the riverbed silt it had waited in
to be discovered
to be fashioned
into something fabulous
and she thought
if those molecules
could escape that fat guy's sweaty neck
or be relieved of that gawd awful 3 karat canary diamond
and just sit in that silt
they might remember what it was like
to just shine

hope you're well ladyfriend
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 199 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 5/22/2011 7:31:27 PM
sweet rosie came
and shed some petals in my jar
what a lovely aroma to greet
as i lift the lid

many thanks my friend
the beauty is in us to shine
it is in the 'we'

a random tought i had today:
" i am such a tool... and that is a good thing"
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 198 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 5/21/2011 6:12:30 PM
1,826 days since i walked away from oblivion
and i still fear the real world
but i walk in it
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 197 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 1/21/2011 4:21:48 PM
she dropped like an old rag-doll
from her high, high horse
and rolled into her freshly fertilized flower bed

so at home in her stench
always talking sh t

take that and grow
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 196 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 1/17/2011 3:47:48 PM
so much for that action
ready? set? go!

and what about the follow through?
it does flow through
sometimes in thin wisps
now and then
in gargantuan gusts
that knock you over
just the right way
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 195 (view)
composition therapy
Posted: 12/15/2010 4:17:57 PM
jeebus! a haiku in 3 minutes or less... did that a second ago. meant to wite something else here... but got distracted by the revelation that my 2nd post tonight was completed within 3 minutes of the first... i think i really need to start writing more. hence, the change of subject.

... damn, i should have written the bloody verse first. lost it. hate that.

murphy definitely gets the gold today
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 377 (view)
Haiku connection Part Three Post HERE!!
Posted: 12/15/2010 4:10:32 PM
in the cards tonight
or the stars... the universe
awaiting no one
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 728 (view)
Cinquain on the Membrane
Posted: 12/15/2010 4:07:25 PM
the past
may not hold hope
but it keeps lessons learnt
memories treasured. fear it not
own it
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 194 (view)
Posted: 12/8/2010 3:13:37 AM
a shot fired
seared a brand on this day
so that we might always remember
the worth of man of peace

... kinda nice to start the day with a verse. i popped into facebook this morning and a friend's comment on John Lennons death made me pause and think. I commented with the following:

things are as they are as that is how it should be. sometimes, it seems this kind of tragedy happens so that people we need to remember resonate that much longer and stronger in our collective memory. i'll not forget.

a hopeful start to hump-day i felt like sharing

happy wed-nes-day
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 726 (view)
Cinquain on the Membrane
Posted: 11/27/2010 9:53:48 PM
dusting gently
coating the world anew
enveloping the path ahead
fresh tracks
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 193 (view)
Posted: 11/24/2010 4:55:11 PM
haiku anyone?

so cold that his air
shimmers on a sunny day
absolute zero
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 192 (view)
Posted: 11/23/2010 5:30:45 PM
one man's shortcut
inevitably becomes another's
long and winding road

i don't give a hootenanny about using "man" rather than "person"... it flows better... and today's particular trek was elongated by the efficiencies of a man anywho

did you know that "garf" is almost as effective a phonetic release as another 4 letter word that starts with "f" an ends with "k"?

just a few thoughts i felt like throwing out there

happy tuesday

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 191 (view)
Posted: 11/20/2010 12:52:35 PM
okay, i tried to resist the urge to be really redundant... but i can't... there were a few minor edits as i performed it... an i came up ith a title... it's all about the process. thing i hate is i can't sing it when i play the guitar like i do when i don't... 'cause i'm a hack... and i can't make it sound like it does in my head. i really wish i didn't let the keys go... i need a band... i was actually told that again...and that i write good songs... one thing i really like about this is, with the exception of one very easy to alter line, it isn't gender specific. a man could sing it as easily as a woman.

so, enough of the preamble. here's how it came out on stage

you're done

brush up against me like the wind rustling the leaves
blow on by, sneak inside, and you're gone

fingers tugging through my hair like a squirrel up in the trees
scurry on, have a paw, and you're done

don't worry i'll have some fun 'til you're gone
don't worry i'll... let you run... when you're done

whispers shimmy up my spine like a spider on a thread
say you're mine, it's all fine, then you're gone

floating up into the clouds, landing in an empty bed
feed me lies, take your prize, then you're done

don't worry i'll have some fun 'til you're gone
don't worry i'll... let you run... when you're done

brush up against me like the wind rustling the leaves
breeze on by, have some pie, and you're gone

fingers tugging through my hair like a squirrel up in the trees
scurry on, have a paw, then you're done

don't worry i'll have some fun 'til you're gone
don't worry i'll let you run when you're done
so scurry on, have a paw, then you're done
don't worry i'll... have my fun... when you're gone
Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 190 (view)
Posted: 11/16/2010 6:45:45 PM
2 days since the water broke... 2.25 hours of heavy labour... a song is born...


brush up against me like the wind rustling the leaves
blow on by... sneak inside... and you're gone

fingers tugging through my hair like a squirrel up in the trees
scurry on... have a paw... and you're gone

don't worry i'll have some fun 'til you're gone
don't worry i'll... let you run... when you're done

whispers tingle up my spine like a spider on a thread
say you're mine... it's all fine... then you're gone

floating up into the clouds, landing in an empty bed
tell me lies... take your prize... then you're gone

don't worry i'll have some fun 'til you're gone
don't worry i'll... let you run... when you're done

solo...repeat... ad lib... throw in "have some pie" somewhere...

whew! no doubt this will develop as i actually sing it. can't wait to take it for a spin tomorrow night!

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 189 (view)
Posted: 11/15/2010 6:56:41 PM
really, really shouldn't dump raw materials like that here.... although i will say that i do enjoy sharing the process... it has been spinning in my head all day, slowly shaping itself. i have to admit, i had no idea what the source of the lyrics was until about two hours ago... no idea what sparked the words. but, i was completely tickled by the mad pencil drawn staffs and other furious scribbles that spat out between strums and hums. it was reminicent of the white heats of my youth. it's so nice to trip across that spring

... i'll be back when the song is done... ish, at least

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 188 (view)
Posted: 11/14/2010 6:25:27 PM
geepers... i acually wrote a song... or started to anyway.. today. not the same one as last week... it still doesn't have any words, but i think i like this tune better. nice to have something flowing again. well, here we go

brush up against me like the wind rustlin' the leaves
(G) (F) (A)
blow on by, take your paw, and your gone

fingers runnin' through my hair like a squirrel runnin' through the trees
scurry by, have a ball, and your gone
(G) (F) (A)
don't worry i'll have some fun then your gone
scurry by, take your paw, and your gone
don't worry i'll let you run then your gone

thats's all. might just repeat... might find another couple of lines. like the feel though. actually hitting the open mic this week so i think i'll see how it goes over.
just chuffed new tunes are emerging. it's been way to long

Joined: 8/28/2005
Msg: 187 (view)
Posted: 11/11/2010 2:59:56 PM
been a while again...

thanks erota. "strangers are only friends we haven't met yet" :D

nothing really to write. have a song itching in the back of my mind. think it'll probably sound like a million others but is different from my usual. just can't seem to coax the words out. thought a little exposition might help. i keep getting only 3 words: "on the shelf". but, have a whole melody and guitar chords - though i think it needs a bridge. it's funny, my songs generally come in layers, but not like this. most of the time it's words and melody, or melody and words, almost simultaneously. then i sit with the guitar and figure out how i can support them... it bites being a singer/songwriter who isn't proficient on an instrument. i should try to get back to the keys. my grip strength sucks. funny that i picked up the guitar when i was 15 because it was easier to write songs with...

well, i don't know that that was terribly useful, but i feel better. i think i might find a way to incorporate today's phone call from my son's principal into my upcoming lyrics though... so maybe it was

peace kids
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