Haiku SubmissionWhen the mood strikes meHaiku falls out of my mindSubmissions entered
Fractured WindowA fractured window That is not quite a windowTumbling around.
Infinity ClimbClimbing up foreverNever to pause or to restLife is a journey
Ah SummerCount the days againThe longest day of the yearMelts the winter frost
The Fool of Queen PaulineThe Fool of Queen Pauline's CourtThe fool walked along a creekWhen he decided to take a peakInto the water, where he discoveredHis face uncovered!A look of surprise crept across his face!Oh what a disgrace!To see a fool without his makeupAs it could cause a major shakeupIn the court of Queen PaulineWhere he plays his tambourineAnd sings about the time He witnessed a crimeIn a babbling brookIn which he was the crookOf seeing his reflectionWithout the greasepaint complexion.
The Otter Tail Ice OffIn Minnesota, on Otter Tail LakeIn the year 2010Very early in April, the ice started to break.I said to my friend Jen,That as far as I can rememberThe ice melting awayWhile freezing up last NovemberSo now I can look forward to the dayWhen I get to swim in the heat of the sunWith my friendsHaving major funSplashing and splishing to no end.
A Spring RainThe lake is sereneAfter the ice melted awayIt rained tonight making it smell cleanLike sweet bayIt was unexpectedAnd the growing flowersDo not feel neglectedAnd with a few more showersThere will be more green grassAnd flowers blossoming
Easter Day MealThe table was setWith brightly colored platesThe napkins matched the decorFolded into small bishop hatsThe food smelled delicious As it came out of the ovenWe all gathered around Waiting for our turnTo plate the foodIn which the meal was blessedWe then ate our fillConversing with each otherLaughing with each otherEating with each otherDrinking with each otherAt the end of the mealAnd the table was clearMore talking ensued Dessert was servedEveryone raved about the mealAnd new friends were made
PheonicopterThe phoenicopter takes offPlease do not scoffHe can be found in most zoosAnd stands on one leg to snoozeLook him up in a bookAnd he cannot be mistookFor a parakeetThough he thinks that's sweetTake a long good guessHe isn't hard to impressHe's in the same family as the pigeonBut doesn't follow their roosting religionPrefers shrimp on the brineAnd blue-green algae on which to dineSometimes he can be the color pinkMake sure to give the flamingo a drinkWhen you guess correctlyHe'll thank you directly
Dinos in SchoolWhere are the dinosaurs?I couldn't find them outdoors.I wonder if the diprotodon knowsI hope she can help me exposeThe pachycephalosaurus' eggThen I won't have to begTo keep in the incubatorAway from the doorOh! Look! The tyrannosaurus is by the brookAnd seems to be running awayFrom a dog's howling bayMaybe next timeThey'll do their crimeIn the elementary schoolAnd get chased by kids with slide rules
Tarentella AuditionDoing the shuffle down the streetThe dobbin is just trying to feel the beatBut lacks the coordinationWhich leads to her frustrationWhen the dibatag and the dik-dikAre able to go double quickWith the tarantellaSinging a capellaAbout tumbling down the boulevardAnd being barredFrom any dance competitionBut making it for the Dancing With The Stars audition
Butterfly and KoiThe butterfly and the koiwatching each other in veneration.It must be a joyto view each in meditation.Hoping one day to fly,the other to float.Both let out a sighand both go their way over the moat.