Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lamentation Thirty

An intriguing picture from Ms. Kincaid brings me out of retirement  . . .

Life's No Picnic Haiku


"No picnic's complete
without maple syrup?  Now
there's wasps in my sock."


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Monday, 10 February 2014

Lamentation Twenty Nine

In response to the picture prompt for Mag 206 from Tess Kincaid.

Kiss Me Quaiku.


"If the wind changes
that face will stick," Mummy said.
 "You glad it did, Dad?"

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Lamentation Twenty Eight

Haiku for Summers Past.

"The Mill" Andrew Wyeth 1964.

In such cold weather
what warms the heart more than a
cartload of ice cream.

My response to the prompt for Mag 204 from Tess Kincaid at Willow Manor.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Lamentation Twenty Seven

The Icecutters' Lament: A Hiceku


Thick ice, very cold.
Very thick ice hard to cut
and we're cold. Very.


The picture above, (The Ice Cutters, 1911, Natalia Goncharova) is Tess Kincaid's prompt for Mag 198

Monday, 23 September 2013

Lamentation Twenty Six

A Haiku for Lovers


The Moth and the Lamp, Cesar Santos 

The moth says "Your love
sets me aflame." The flame says
"Yours suffocates me."

This Cesar Santos picture is Tess Kincaid's prompt for Mag 187.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Lamentation Twenty Five

A Haiku in Passing


Two cars crash head-on
in the passing place. Too much
courtesy can kill.


Tess Kincaid's prompt this week invites disaster. (Mag 183 is here.)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Lamentation Twenty Four

A Snapped Elastic Haiku


You think I enjoy
standing like this?  If I don't
my knickers fall down.


The prompts from Willow Manor are unfailingly entertaining.  Mag 181 is no exception.