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Spring Haiku

Black spots punctuate

Lady bug fluttering red

Teensy feet teek teek.

Bees bumble along 

Garden smorgasbord buffet 

Slurping sweet nectar.

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You can find these short poems and more haiku for the seasons in my collection, No Boundaries.

Add your own spring haiku in your response!

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Holiday Dinner

Chicken runs round the farm yard, 

            Wishes he was the duck.

Duck runs round the barn yard, 

            Wishes he was the pig. 

Pig runs round the pig sty,

            Wishes he was the horse.

Horse smiles, relaxes in stall.

            Christmas day, he’ll mourn them all.

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I don’t want flowers.

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I don’t want flowers, or a card.

I want real people, real time.

I want you to come to my parking lot and toss a football or baseball,

To meet me at the park and walk, apart, but together.

So I can see you from afar, and take video,

So I can watch it again and again.

I want you to remember me,

Remember I’m lonely and scared.

I want you to know I distance,

because I care about you, myself, and others.

I want you to know I hope to see you again,

that I imagine…

I might never see you again.

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Summer is almost here

The first day of summer is next week, so I thought it appropriate to share some summer haiku. These are all from my poetry collection No Boundaries.

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Crack of bat at plate and cheers

Baseball up and out.

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Baked feet blistering

Bubbling shimmer on black top

Where are my flip flops?

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Warm waves crash the shore

Bringing in surfers and crabs

Shells crunch underfoot.

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Seasonal bathers

Vacationing families

Where’s the hot dog stand?

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Delicious taffy

Corner of the worn boardwalk

Smooth chewy goodness.

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String breaks flashy show

Teeny weeny bikini

Jump and grab a beach towel quick.

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Crispy lawn drying

Thirsty for a summer rain

Aching blades of grass wither.

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Drone of mowers

Neighborhoods and avenues

Lazy swinging-hammock days.

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Please write your own summer haiku – remember –

5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.

Try it!

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“No Boundaries, A Collection of Poetry” is available on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/No-Boundaries-Karen-R-Sanderson/dp/0998127604

 

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