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.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Lamentation Twenty Three

Haiku on Two Manuals 

Drawing Hands, 1948 by M. C. Escher 

For once the right hand
knows what the left hand's doing . . .
And it's off the cuff!

Thanks to Tess for this Mag 180 prompt, shown HERE.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Lamentation Twenty Two

Haiku On the Law of 
Unintended Consequences

Man with shotgun thinks
"Don't look gift car in the tyres!"
BANG!  Car falls on head.

Another satisfactory tale of mishap and woe suggested by the Magprompt HERE.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Lamentation Twenty One

Supermoon's . .

. .  at perigee, but
you've never been so remote!
No apologee?

Reader's may forgive this dreadful play on words.  Or maybe not.  Prompted by Tess Kincaid at Willow Manor.    Image: Supermoon 2013, Julio Cortez, AP 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Lamentation Twenty

Posted in response to Mag 159, prompted by Tess Kincaid.

Haiku for a Lovesick Sailor

She shot him one glance.
Holed beneath the waterline
He sank without trace.


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lamentation Nineteen

Haiku for the Lost and the Lonely

"Are you quite sure, dear,
 you keyed Buckingham Palace
 into the satnav?"

Tess Kincaid offers a weekly picture to encourage us to write something. Anything! More HERE.

Celebration One

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lamentation Eighteen

Mag 153 prompt from Tess Kincaid.

Haiku in Vinyl

I've found a flat, black
disc which has a central hole.
Is this a record?