Of Milk and a Man

Jaw opens and shuts
Opens again with small words
Ears like sponges catch

Retrieve the meaning barely
Although fumble with the gaps
New curiosity however fairly
Demands instant recaps
All paint-by-the-numbers maps
Look, I was talking to myself
Look, I was talking to myself

For http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Poetry & Icecream
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 09:04:16

    Great haiku 🙂


  2. Grace
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 12:30:42

    To catch and capture words…nice one ~


  3. Anthony North
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 12:44:40

    Clever haiku. I liked it.


  4. Nanka
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 13:52:03

    Very clever indeed!! and guided the words well!! 😉


  5. Andy Sewina
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 20:56:20

    I like the way you fitted the Haiku into the Joe Randall acrostic. The italic repetition at the end is brilliant! As is the Steinbeckesque title.


  6. meethimirchi
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 09:10:00

    well captured


  7. The Noiseless Cuckooclock
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 13:50:51

    cool and beautiful.



  8. Mike
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 11:59:55

    Great Haiku. Love the idea of ears being like sponges and catching the words.


  9. magicalmysticalteacher
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 18:16:47

    I wish my students had ears like sponges!

    Sponging up the river


  10. Susie Clevenger
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 01:18:02

    Nice…I too wrote my haiku on how children are sponges….we must learn to be better examples…they do see and hear us even when we believe they aren’t


  11. becca givens
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 23:13:18

    Very clever!!


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