Archive for September, 2012

Mere Attempts at Haiku

I’ve written a haiku or two before but I’m not sure how acceptable they can be to literary critics, so they did not get published.  I did not have the guts to publish them here.

Today, however, I put away my thoughts on “the barking of the dogs” and “barking dogs” as Sir Dave described literary critics in his keynote speech during the 8th Lamiraw Workshop (2011).  I just wrote what my heart dictated and there they are…my attempts at writing a haiku.  I hope these will somehow sound acceptable to you, dear readers and fellow bloggers.


Like Bandits at Play

Ungentle river,

Rambling carelessly away,

Like bandits at play.


Leafless branches sway,

Ravaged by storms, by droughts…

Old woman’s gnarled hands.


Plump cotton candies,

Angel hair, puppies and kittens…

Dreamers can get soaked.


Rainbows and dreamers

In rose-colored paradise…

Oops,  walls of granite!

Dark as Purple Smoke

 Youth and promises,

Sweetness from a lover’s tongue…

Dark as purple smoke.

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