June humidity–
Water, water everywhere:
Crystals in the air

Swimming on two legs

Photo by Eliana Anthony

On Entering a Quiet House on a Beautiful Day

“Is anyone home?”
“Just me.  Want to do something?”
“Let’s go for a hike.”

My Great Home

Salmon swim upstream
Propelled not through rebellion
But by nostalgia.

A few useless haiku

Run-away haiku challenge!  Leave a comment below in haiku that starts with the last line of whichever haiku you want.  OR, reply to a comment using the last line of their haiku as your first.  I hope these directions are clear, because any further explanation is useless…

Come, assimilate
If you can’t beat them, join them
Useless to resist

Four cups of sugar
Seem excessive?  Not to me
Use less than I could

Old kettle
All rusty inside:

Broken telephone
One man’s junk is one man’s junk
Just admit it, please

Inspired by the theme at

My Cats Every Night

It’s that time of night…
Is there catnip in the air?
They just go crazy!

Loud and Proud

Voice like a freight train
Barreling down a mountain–
Singing sharps all flat.

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

It’ll Make Your Face Cringe

When hummus goes bad
(What an evil thing to do)
It becomes grimmus.

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

Holy, Holy Holy

Set him in the rock.
Shield him from the full glory—
Let him see Your back.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/2013/09/haiku-heights-285-september-heights-day.html


Justice blindly weeps
Like a man sentenced to jail
For naught: Syria.


This is a form that I can only call a Chagall, as the only person I know who’s done it is Carlos Chagall at Alphabet City.  I stumbled across it with his poem Lithographs.  It involves stanzas made up of two haiku, but instead of 5-7-5//5-7-5 it follows a 5//7-5//5-7//5 pattern.  But there’s one stanza with an errant syllable that signifies the turning point in the poem:

A puff in the air?
A breath exhaled and then smoke writing in cursive
A Happy Birthday wish without a second thought;
Eyes wide, cut the cake.

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