Tag Archives: Haiku

#Haikuesday

Yesterday’s collection of haiku on Twitter. #haikuesday

 

1.

Dearest wind, my love

Blow your song again for me

Sweep me back to you

 

2.

Gentle breezes make

The trees shiver in pleasure

Warmth spreads to their roots

 

3.

The stream is giving

The river is a release

The ocean knows all

 

4.

A mountain born of

Shattered pieces of old stone

Each pebble matters

 

5.

Smoke rises, clearly

While fires hide from sight, beyond

The far horizon

 

6.

Fields of amber sigh

Soft rustling as they reach high

For the blue of sky

 

7.

Water seeks crevice

In stone to widen and own

Seeping deep in home

 

8.

Ever present soul,

Which guards and girds this world whole;

Oh trees, speak to me!

 

9.

Stone, water, ripples.

Susurrus of cool soft flow,

Lullaby of streams.

 

10.

Upthrust, molten rock

Scars as it creates the earth;

In fire, world’s rebirth.

 

11.

Clouds pass overhead

Soaring through the sea of sky

Misty submarines

 

12.

Black birds in black trees

Roosting upon burnt branches

Mourners of wild fire

 

13.

Life as we know it

Challenged constantly, for we

Know nothing really

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Twitter Poetry – The Archive Vol 1

Claude Bouchard, via @ceebee308 on Twitter told me today to lose the question mark after “Twitter poet” in my bio.  I’ve been fighting it, being labeled as a poet.  I am a serious writer, damnit!  And poetry is so…  Serious.  Yes, poetry is serious.  So I’ll aim to take it that way.  Well, most of the time.  😉  The question mark lives no longer — thank you, again, Claude Bouchard.  🙂

Please enjoy some examples of my Twitter poetry. 140 chars or less.

Jan 13/14
Winter’s cold.
Streets are slick.
Walks from the bus stop – tricky.
Loaded down with beer,
Looking forward to home.
And, perhaps, a Twinkie.

Jan 13/14
Twinkies are good,
But pizza is best.
The cheaper the better,
I say.
Cheep smokes are good.
Cheap beer is better.
Cheap men the best,
I say.

Jan 14/14
There is a guy I feel for,
And want to feel up, forgive me.
He’s spectacular, believe me!
His assets make me dreamy.
My dreams leave me..

Jan 15/14
Oh, words so fail me!
Loving you with my support.
Wish it was enough.

Oh, my love fails me!
Never giving you enough.
Why can’t I be more?

Jan 15/14
Know I have your back.
Even when you don’t have mine.
Hashtag Still Love You

Jan 18/14
When will I be enough?
Isn’t it enough that I try?
Is this my cue, is it yours,
That we should say goodbye?

Jan 18/14
I give my all,
When Love I’ve found,
To lift high and regale!
But when love falls low,
And is often lost.
I’m left with empty sails.

Jan 18/14
I’ll drink my lot
And think of naught,
Find comfort in comfortabilities.
Play Midnight Club,
Aye, there’s the rub!
Delight in nonsenisbilities.

Jan 18/14
Victoria Flair,
Writer of so much drivel,
Invites you to read.

VictoriaFlair.net

Jan 19/14
Nothing to offer you,
Not even my love.
Merely words to comfort,
That do no real good.
I want you, my friend
To find what you seek.
The Best.

Jan 19/14
You’re breaking a heart
That has no right to break.
You’re giving to me
What I have no right to take.
I’m sorry.

Jan 20/14
Few words were exchanged,
Yet enough to spark a flame,
“trespass sweetly urged!”
#Shakespeare #haiku

Jan 20/14
Notwithstanding doubt,
Desire will always win out.
Flames turn to a blaze.
#haiku

Jan 20/14
Heat engulfs, swallows,
Fills the aching emptiness.
Searing with relief.
#haiku

Jan 20/14
Conflagration reached!
Brilliant sparks shatter the night!
A roaring release!
#haiku

Jan 20/14
Flames recede in waves.
Quiet, blissful aftermath.
Coals still burning bright.

Until the next Good Night.
#haiku

Jan 21/14
Wish I was the one,
Your all encompassing sun.
Revolve around me?

bit.ly/1hcEiQM

Jan 21/14
I’m done. Disconnect.
I can only give so much.
Can’t do this alone.

=/

#haiku

Jan 22/14
Loneliness, old friend,
Come to torment me again?
Fuck you, not this time!
bit.ly/1fZ4v8H

Jan 22/14
Put your faith in me.
Please know I’ll never hurt you.
You are part of me.

#haiku

Jan 22/14
Fuck, I can’t help it!
Can’t erase you from my mind.
I saw that picture…

And damn.

#haiku #still want you #sorrynotsorry

Jan 23/14
If I must be at the
Vanguard
at the Vanguard I
Shall be.
If arrows should pierce anyone
I would that it were me.

bit.ly/1bXkpNj

Jan 23/14
Your arrows cannot
stop me.
Not even stall my step!
I will always keep on
fighting.
Dare me.
I won’t be kept.

bit.ly/1bXkpNj

Jan 23/14
Cute boy, it won’t be.
You’re a thousand miles away!
Fantasy – can’t be.

Jan 23/14
Too much fantasy,
Too much dreaming, isn’t good.
Always a let-down.

Jan 23/14
When dreams meet real life,
Magic can explode, take flight!
Till then, only dreams.

And dreams are lonely.

Jan 23/14
My heart is not mine.
It belongs to another.
Though I deny it…

Jan 23/14
I deny my heart,
For he is not mine to love.
Only to care for..

Long for..

Jan 23/14
It seems hardly fair,
That I lay my heart so bare,
Only on Twitter…

Thru #haiku

Jan 24/14
Snot pours from my nose,
Eyes cloud with a salty fog.
Need to be in bed.

#sick #haiku

Jan 24/14
Gusts rattle windows,
Trees flais and twist, try to flee.
Loose shingles flying.

I hate windy days.

#haiku

Jan 26/14
Bad night, can’t take it.
My emotionas are too raw.
I’m feeling confused.

#haiku

Jan 26/14
Bad night, can’t fake it.
Wondering what I am to you.
Friend, ally, or more?

#haiku

Jan 26/14
Bad night, can’t make it.
Can’t take not knowing – Why me?
Please, what do you want?

#haiku

Jan 27/14
A cold walk, in snow.
A pain that would alter worlds.
These are my stories.

wp.me/p4eeun-2f

#haiku

Jan 27/14
@jay_suqires

Jay Squires, writer, friend,
And septuagenarian!
Dream big, never flush.

😉 bit.ly/1ed2KSt

Jan 27/14
@webofloneliness

Web of Loneliness,
All my words are yours to use.
You helped me find them.

❤ bit.ly/1dKhbJ0

Jan 27/14
@Teresa_Cypher

Teresa Cypher,
Weekend Writing Warrior.
And Inspiration.

Thanks! bit.;y/1b3Dhq0

Jan 27/14
@CaballoFrances

Frances Caballo,
Friend to writers great and small!
Thanks for all you do.

Seriously, TY. bit.ly/19YmTvM

Jan 27/14
@ItsReklezzMane

For It’s Rekless Mane,
I have nothing but support.
This guy is awesome.

Wish ya’ll could hear his music. Cuz damn. ❤

Jan 28/14
I’m depressed.
Words won’t come.
No matter how had I call.
I got nothing.
‘Cept this.

bit.ly/1d5CAwc

#micropoetry #depression

Jan 28/14
You’ll never know how deep
And shallow
I am.

#micropoetry

Jan 28/14
Watching Teen Mom 2,
I know I should be writing!
Damn guilty pleasures…

#haiku #lazy @MTV

Jan 28/14
Just because
I’m not sitting around
Waiting for you to call…
Doesn’t mean I’m not.

#micropoetry #disappointment

Jan 28/14
Don’t trust my “=P” and “lol,”
Sometimes my emotes lie.
I may be lauthing to you, when
On my side of the screen,
I just want to cry.

Jan 28/14
Fuck!
Can I just tell you that I love you,
And be done with it already?
I know it won’t mean much,
Except to me…

#micropoetry #whining

Jan 28/14
He gives me the love you won’t.
I can give him the love he wants.
It’s not a perfect world.
We all have our boundaries.

#micropoetry

Jan 29/14
What have I gotten myself into?
What have I become?
I can’t, I won’t
Be a woman I despise-
How did I let myself get here?

How?

Jan 29/14
I want to sleep
To be unconscious
To forget about you,
Not dream about you.
What are the chances?

I hate that I love you.

#micropoetry

Jan 29/14
Dust on furniture
Ling and leaves on the floor
Give my life meaning
How sad is that?

#micropoetry

Jan 29/14
Sometimes, when i read them,
My words sound like a lie.
Is sincerity so rare,
I can’t even believe myself?

#micropoetry #disbelief

Jan 30/14
I still don’t know
If I’ll find a love
That meets up to
The best.
Who can possibly
Stand
That
Test?

bit.ly/1b9q0MD

#life

Jan 30/14
Too many thoughts in my head
at once.
Each clamoring to be heard,
set free.
It’s painful to keep track.
Seriously, it hurts

#micropoetry

Jan 30/14
My life, at times
Feels overwhelming.
Though to others it would
Seem simple.
Guess it’s all about
Perspective.

Jan 30/14
When I want to say
“I love you,”
And it’s implicit that I not
Where does that leave me?

Babe, tell me
What am I supposed to do?

Jan 30/14
And, fuck.
I’ve forgotten what I was saying
And to whom.
Guess that’s my signal
To say G’night.

Though I might Tweet from bed.

Jan 30/14
To write through the night
Or catch up in the morning
Always a dilemma
‘Round midnight.
I’m sleepy.

#micropoetry

Jan 31/14
Car doors slam
Voices raise
An alarm is sounding.
Or is that my head
pounding?
Damn you 4:30 AM.
This girl needs sleep.

#micropoetry #tired.

Jan 31/14
You are my moon-
Inconstant
Changeable
Variable.
Always a present force.

#micropoetry #CrazyAboutYou

Jan 31/14
You are the penny on the tracks
That derails my train of thought.

#micropoetry

Jan 31/14
My six tin soldiers
Now no longer my best friends.
Time to take a break?

wp.me/p4eeun-30

#micropoetry #TrueStory #MyBlog

Jan 31/14
Too tired
To write
Too much more
To you
Tonight

#micropoetry #yawn


1-28-14 Micropoetry

Favorite #micropoetry of the night, including mine, of course…

@vkflair
Just because
I’m not sitting around
Waiting for you to call…
Doesn’t mean I’m not.
#micropoetry #disappointment

@vkflair
Fuck!
Can I just tell you that I love you,
And be done with it already?
I know it won’t mean much,
Except to me…
#micropoetry #whining

@vkflair
Don’t trust my “=P” and “lol,”
Sometimes my emotes lie.
I may be laughing to you, when,
On my side of the screen,
I just want to cry.

@divorcequeen
I’m in a fine mood
Troubles
Passion’s brood

Laughing
When others
Think
I should be
Crying

Not a poem, but I liked it:
@RELATIONSHIP
Image

@I_BE_NUMBER_SIX
We sit across from each other
Letters dancind in our eyes
Oblivious to the miles between us
Two screens
Two Dreams
One reality
#micropoetry

@finsandpearls
All our broken pieces
For our hearts were like
Rocks and shells on the beach.
Beautiful and broken.
#micropoetry
Image

@finsandpearls
Part of your soul
Is holding hands with mine
High above
Nestled in clouds.
#micropoetry
Image

Again, not poetry, or is it?
@ithinkthatway
When I see you…
Image

@vkflair
He gives me the love you won’t.
I can’t give him the love he wants.
It’s not a perfect world.
We all have our boundaries.
#micropoetry

@TheWiseSerpent
Lacerating words
I’d rather have razors
Slice my flesh
Than suffer the pain
You inflict with your tongue
#tanka #micropoetry

@vkflair
@xmicropoetry
Thanks for the retweets
Of mine and others
micro-poetries.
Your appreciation
Is deeply appreciated.
=)
#thanks

@stuartgibson
Every time I think of you it’s like the last beat of my heart
The memory of leaving you is tearing me apart

@Red_Sekhmet
Our of their love grew
A trust that allowed her to
Fall knowing with certainty
He would catch her
#micropoetry

I know I’ve missed some, a lot I’m sure!  But ❤ to all the poets.  I guess maybe I’m one?  =)


Pretend – Voice

Wish you were that kind.
That you stalked my every line.
Looking for yourself.

Wish I was the one,
Your all encompassing sun.
Revolve around me?

You don’t have the time.
No, your passion surmounts mine!
And I am eclipsed…

It’s not meant to be.
It is obvious to me.
Please, pretend you’re mine?


Flames; Haiku

Few words were exchanged,
Yet enough to spark a flame,
“trespass sweetly urged!”

Notwithstanding doubt,
Desire will always win out.
Flames turn to a blaze.

Heat engulfs, swallows,
Fills the aching emptiness.
Searing with relief.

A wildfire builds, boils,
Tongues of flame caress and writhe.
Torrid heat mounts, swells…

Conflagration reached!
Brilliant sparks shatter the night!
A roaring release!

Flames recede in waves.
Quiet, blissful aftermath.
Coals still burning bright.

Until that next Good Night.


Writing, Poetry, & Haiku

I think most writers would say that writing is a challenging business.  Unless of course they’ve had divine intervention of a Godly, godly or otherwise alien nature, in which case I imagine writing would be fairly easy.  The aftermath of inspiring lightning bolts or probes of some sort would dampen that gratification though.  I assume.

But for those of us with nothing more than our mortal wits – writing ain’t easy.

Hell, I find it a challenge sometimes to write a response to a friendly email!  As with most my writings, it’s something I tend to do in the evenings, and is often accompanied by a refreshing canned beverage of the “Iced” variety.  Usually 16 full ounces.  It eases the pressure I put on myself.  Though I will still read, correct, alter, re-read, rearrange, edit and analyze the final product.  Then rush to click send before I can convince myself it’s embarrassingly stupid.  Again, as with most all my writings.

One thing that really challenges me though is poetry.  Something I find especially amusing tonight, having drawn interest to my blog with a very spur-of-the-moment haiku.  (“Flames,” check it out just beneath this entry.)

I’ve always found poetry to be exceptionally daunting, because it is so flowing and free.  And maybe also because it is more directly, emotionally honest.  I can lie my face off in a blog post.  I’m a fiction writer – or at least I hope to be when I grow up – so I’ve always got a story to spin.  But poetry doesn’t work that way for me.  Poetry is in the moment, in the midst and heat and stink of it.  It can be so raw, so private.  And so excruciatingly painful to look at once I’m done.

There, I’ll say it.  My poetry embarrasses me.  Even more so than my other writing.  In blogs and in stories, I hide in my words like a raptor in the tall grass.  Poetry leaves me standing in a barren desert, naked and alone and on display.  Feeling self-conscious and more than a little bit silly.

I do, however, love haiku.  I love the structure and symmetry.  The rigidity of it.  The rules.  Like clothing my poetry in fatigues and Kevlar.  In a haiku, I can say anything and not feel too stupid about it, because I’m still following a set path of some sort.

Somehow, this makes haiku writing easier for me.  Though of course I must still lasso, wrangle, and coax words into the right place, the right cadence and syntax…  They also can, at times, sprout organically.  You have a thought, and in a few moments it’s complete and pretty, and ready to be sent out into the world.

Haiku via Twitter is definitely fun.  I love the idea of tossing it into the wind as soon as those three lines come together.  It’s exciting.  A bit scary, but a thrill.

All part of the process, right?  Just on a micro scale.  =)


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