Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Haiku You!!

So sometimes I get blocked... and I've been sick this week, so I've been blocked. One of the ways I have learned to unblock is by writing haiku. There is a discipline in haiku that lends itself to the task. By the way, in case you wondered, yes, I did learn this from my poetry guru, Alise.

For those who don't know, haiku is a Japanese poetry form. The rules are simple. 3 lines with a 5/7/5 syllable/line form. Doesn't hafta rhyme, but it can, addressing a single image or concept. The idea is to say a lot in 17 little syllables. Convey a message with minimal verbiage. Give the essence of your subject succinctly yet vividly. Good things come in small packages.

So, here's some haiku for you....

Orange, red and brown
leaves shower down on my lawn
making pretty work

Too quiet in here
out of sight for five minutes
what is he up to?

Waiting to begin
dreams and plans to be lived out
keeping faith in sight.

That's a few off the cuff for now. I am working on a couple of other things, but like I said, been blocked. Hopefully, I can rattle a couple things loose!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sorry to disappoint... no poetry here tonight.

...but there is some reflection and introspection. I'm feeling some kinda way, and thinking about some really touchy things right now. I'm in that frame of mind that Alise would call "moodtrospective" and not really liking it.

See, sometimes in life, you can know the source of your angst (I hate that word, but couldn't pull a more appropriate one outta my arse at the moment). You can know the source, but still not be able to change it. Even if you wanna. Even if you know it would be for the best. Sometimes you can almost see the change, and still not be able to make the change. So in the mean time...
Suffer the consequences of being stuck in your moodtrospective rut.

I know there is some change coming in my future. And I know some kinda way doesn't last forever. Even if I'm not sure how I'm gonna make it happen. And even if I'm not sure when.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I miss me, but I don't know where to look.
I haven't been in any of my usual haunts or hangouts.

I miss me, but I don't know where I am.
I haven't been sighted for days.

I miss me, but I'm totally in the wind.
I haven't settled in one place long enough to find myself in ages.

So, if you see me, give me a message from me.
Let me know I'm looking for myself.
Ask me to call home.


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