Posts Tagged ‘haiku’

Fire Island Day 21

July 21, 2012

20120721-103011.jpg

27. Walked with my daughter/
Along a storm cleared seashore/
Contemplating life/
#haiku

28. Talking and looking/
With people you care about/
Integrates your lives/
#haiku

29. Watching our dog run/
Frolicking in the breakers/
Ornaments our lives/
#haiku

30. Inquisitive play/
By a care free consciousness/
Pleases immensely/
#haiku

31. Speaking of nothing/
Walking along some nowhere/
Creates new meaning/
#haiku

32. Random moments spent/
Like grains of sand you walk on:/
Messy perfection/
#haiku

Advertisements

Ugly Beauty (Fire Island Day Twenty)

July 20, 2012

20120720-083407.jpg
16. Rainy morning starts/
Awareness of nature for/
The introspective/
#haiku

17. The messy weather/
Reminds us most days are fine/
Appreciate those/
#haiku

18. Weather is perfect/
For the planet it is for/
People want too much/
#haiku

19. Interpret nature/
As you might some scripture:/
Find your own meaning/
#haiku

20. Vacation Rain/
Means I must explore inside/
My Mental landscape/
#haiku

21. My introspection/
Illuminates so much more/
Than the physical/
#haiku

22. The material/
Is comfortingly shallow:/
Now explore beneath/
#haiku

23. Create personal/
Scriptural meaning for life:/
Interpret meaning/
#haiku

24. Iconography/
Making personal meanings/
From the natural/
#haiku

25. Don’t rely upon/
Prefabricated visions/
To create meaning/
#haiku

26. Make your own meaning/
Like a bird builds a nice nest/
From broken branches/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Nineteen

July 19, 2012

20120719-084902.jpg

(On My Children)
1a. Children are Growing/
Ev’ry instant of their lives:/
Observe carefully/
#haiku

1b. Observe carefully:/
Ev’ry instant of their lives/
Children are Growing/
#haiku

A. Minor daily change/
Transforms children to people*/
But keeps their essence/
#haiku *adults

B. growth is eternal/
Occurring while you’re looking/
(& when you look off)/
#haiku

2. Kids evaporate:/
A haze of human hormones/
The whirlwind of growth/
#haiku

3. They become adults/
In identical versions/
Of their childhood wills/
#haiku

4. In their firm beauty/
The vulnerable child lives/
Hidden by Ego/
#haiku

5. The juvenile traits/
Now adult preferences/
Define who they are/
#haiku

6a. Parents only watch/
Beautiful flowers blooming/
Planted in their births/
#haiku

6b. Parents only watch/
Beautiful flowers blooming/
Planted in childhood/
#haiku

7. We are but the soil/
Our children are enriched by/
They must reach higher/
#haiku

8. As I witness growth/
I lament all the growth missed:/
Forgiving myself/
#haiku

9. As their ships depart/
Sailing away happily/
I celebrate loss/
#haiku

10. Without sacrifice/
There can be no creation/
We grow from our loss/
#haiku

11. Tremendous lives start/
With submissive surrender/
Because the world’s good*/
#haiku *G_d ?

12. I watch my kids grow/
Knowing I am just their start/
& they are perfect/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Fifteen

July 15, 2012

20120715-071727.jpg
28. Look within yourself/
For that which you seek without/
We are all equal/
#haiku

29. Perfection resides/
Not in the warm beach sunrise/
But the eyes that see/
#haiku

7/15/12

30. Heaven is living/
Within our realities/
Not others’ ideas/
#haiku

31. World so abundant/
We should all be surfeited/
Though then we’d lose wealth/
#haiku

32. Our humility/
Could make us so prosperous/
In a newer way/
#haiku

Fire Island Haiku Journal Day Fourteen

July 14, 2012

20120715-073004.jpg
4. All of us alive/
Get our way most of the time/
So be more grateful/
#haiku

5. Living simply proves/
Survival’s a miracle/
show some gratitude/
#haiku

6. From the Boson-Higgs/
To the clean water we drink/
Miracles abound/
#haiku

7. Tribulations give/
The existence we enjoy/
Some necessities/
#haiku

8a. Even enemies/
Offer something important/
In this crazy life/
#haiku

8b. Diseases provide/
Something important to life/
That we can’t perceive/
#haiku

9. Necessities are/
Food, company & shelter/
Be grateful for them/
#haiku

10. We do not need more/
Our species thrives with good* work/
Not with luxuries/
#haiku *hard

11. Life’s simple pleasures:/
Hearth, Food, friends, & time to think/
Are true luxuries/
#haiku

12. Luxuries are not/
Things you can buy and save up/
They are our freedoms/
#haiku

13. Freedom ain’t pretty:/
With it we can make mistakes/
& Hurt our neighbors/
#haiku

14. Free to be tacky/
Corny-self-righteous-jerks is/
Also important/
#haiku

15. We’re free to believe/
The most absurd of theories/
Of our creation/
#haiku

16. Freedom demands our/
Tolerance and acceptance/
Of people we don’t like/
#haiku

17. “G_d’s” snake handlers/
Have the right to spit venom/
No matter my thoughts/
#haiku

18. Freedom makes demands/
That seem so cockamamie/
But we must relent/
#haiku

19. Nothing’s guaranteed/
No sacred life is promised/
We are but mortals/
#haiku

20. So I’ll try to help/
And accept the eccentric/
To let freedom live/
#haiku

A. We allow the rich/
To “get away with murder”/
Because fame matters/
#haiku

WQueens7

20120714-070715.jpg
[it took me a while to get to the point, stick with them, these poems get better]

4. All of us alive/
Get our way most of the time/
So be more grateful/
#haiku

5. Living simply proves/
Survival’s a miracle/
show some gratitude/
#haiku

6. From the Boson-Higgs/
To the clean water we drink/
Miracles abound/
#haiku

7. Tribulations give/
The existence we enjoy/
Some necessities/
#haiku

8a. Even enemies/
Offer something important/
In this crazy life/
#haiku

8b. Diseases provide/
Something important to life/
That we can’t perceive/
#haiku

9. Necessities are/
Food, company & shelter/
Be grateful for them/
#haiku

10. We do not need more/
Our species thrives with good* work/
Not with luxuries/
#haiku *hard

11. Life’s simple pleasures:/
Hearth, Food, friends, & time to think/
Are true luxuries/
#haiku

12. Luxuries are not/
Things you can buy and save up/
They are our freedoms/

View original post 109 more words

Fire Island Day Eleven

July 11, 2012

20120711-065953.jpg
18. Absolutely flat/
Bay reflects the iron sky/
Setting a new mood/
#haiku

19. Absence is presence/
The lack of waves and wind says/
Something bluster cannot/
#haiku

20. Why do I write here?/
I write because I have to/
I have words to share/
#haiku

21. Is writing Ego/
Or a noble endeavor?/
I may never know/
#haiku

22. Are these words wasted/
Sent off to oblivion/
Or do they matter?/
#haiku

23. Will they move readers/
To consider existence/
In some newer light/
#haiku

24. Or are the words lost/
Only bawdy graffiti/
Meant to annoy folks?/
#haiku

25. I think these poems/
Are like the sacred * whispers/
Meant for only some/
#haiku *wicked

26. Philosophical/
Musings on society/
Are Nonsense to most/
#haiku

27. My words: graffiti/
A quiet* cry from Ego/
To assert my life/
#haiku *wicked

28. Graffiti is lost/
Because it’s vandalism/
In “property’s world”/
#haiku

29. Twittering #haikus:/
Writing on rusted-shut doors/
Hoping to be read/
#haiku

30. I scribble like this/
To express my opinions/
Because they matter/
#haiku

31. My little #haikus/
Wether or not they are read/
Cast ideas out/
#haiku

32. Thank you for reading/
I write each of these for you/
& nobody else/
#haiku

Fire Island Day 10

July 10, 2012

20120710-071413.jpg
2. Life’s small surprises:/
Often the most important/
When looking backward/
#haiku

3. Important events/
The fullness of time recasts/
As meaningless things/
#haiku

4. “Being Completely”/
Means accepting any changes/
To narrative’s weight*/
#haiku *To story’s meaning

5. The stories we tell/
Contain meanings we cherish/
Others see others/
#haiku

6. Stories’ meanings tell/
The interpreter’s values/
Rarely any truth/
#haiku

7. The meanings you see/
Are merely your own values/
Not ultimate truth/
#haiku

8. “Ultimate Truth” lives/
Beyond where mortals* reside/
“Truth” is not for us/
#haiku *humans

9. If you are “certain”/
Remember that time’s fullness/
Reveals more to us/
#haiku

10. “More will be revealed”/
Means do your best for right now:/
Be ready to change/
#haiku

11. Humbly accepting/
That you were totally wrong/
Is how to evolve/
#haiku

12. The reason I write/
Is to try to develop/
Into something more/
#haiku

13. Learning my mistakes/
Creates a humbler me/
(Who might be happy)/
#haiku

14. Humility shows/
Happiness cannot carry/
Too much “Correctness”/
#haiku

15. Knowledge is Ego/
As much as it is a “fact:”/
We must distinguish/
#haiku

16. Escaping Ego,/
The social identity,/
Creates a new me/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Nine

July 9, 2012

20120709-063611.jpg
41. A choppy morning/
With the East’s steady headwind/
Promises nothing/
#haiku

42. Premonitions lack/
Empirical importance/
(Though satisfying)/
#haiku

43. Reality’s script/
Is never revealed to us/
We just play our parts/
#haiku

44. Good actors’ feelings/
Believable without fact/
Because they try hard/
#haiku

45. Interpreting lines/
Finding meaning’s dark shading/
Won’t predict the truth*/
#haiku
*Can’t tell the future

46. So without the script/
& authorial intent/
Just enjoy the show/
#haiku

47. Judge not the players/
Don’t compare people to books/
Simply admire life/
#haiku

48. Judgement satisfies:/
Binding Creation to tales/
We can understand/
#haiku

49. Though repeated, tides/
Are never identical/
Accept each anew/
#haiku

50. Don’t mask creation/
To fit mortal predictions/
(Stretch understanding)/
#haiku

51. My understanding/
Like ev’ry living human/
Is feeble at best/
#haiku

Fire Island 3 (day 6?)

July 6, 2012

20120706-072832.jpg
7. Life is very good/
I will accept “laziness”/
As part of process/
#haiku

8. “Non-Linnear-Work”/
Relaxing, thinking, dreaming/
Is important, too/
#haiku

9. It’s time to recharge/
Refill my soul with wonder/
Top-off happiness/
#haiku

10. Finding happiness/
Is a multimodal act/
Balance is a key*/
#haiku *primal

11. Acceptance is faith/
Unlocking the perfection/
That swirls all around/
#haiku

Fire Island 2

July 3, 2012

20120703-062124.jpg
7/3/12 Fire Island day 2
(decided lack of focus)

41. The second morning/
Reconsider ev’rything/
Not yet accepting*/
#haiku *Which ain’t accepting

42. Sins of my future/
Continue to be unplanned/
In today’s pleasure/
#haiku

43. “This relaxation”/
Continue remembering/
Is not simple sloth/
#haiku

44. The things that vex me/
Suggest places I might grow/
And become better/
#haiku

45. The things that please me/
Indicate my selfishness/
(When they harm others)/
#haiku

46. My thoughts are boring/
Reminding me how common/
Human ego is/
#haiku

47. Unfocused morning/
Tells me continue to search/
For my happiness/
#haiku