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A Spring Chore haiku

Mucking out the barn,
Cows resent broken stolid peace
Why must humans intrude?

The 5-7-5 syllable line-up in three lines presents quite a challenge and is often ignored in painting a lovely vignette invoking the season. The Japanese impose their iron-clad discipline on us. We should not rebel but rather take it as a challenge.

There is always a heavy sense of zen within a really good haiku. What is there and nothing more completely paints a perfect picture. I am forever enthralled by this particular brand of poetry, mostly due to this aspect.

The more I meditate, the closer I feel to becoming one with the subject at hand in such a spare style. Perhaps I shall become good one day. It is a worthy task, both for the craft and the spirit.

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Definition of a traditional Haiku:

n. pl. haiku also hai·kus
1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.

(From The American Heritage Dictionary)

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a spring haiku

Early morning calm.
A pair of swans glide soundlessly
beneath cloudless blue cool.

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nice haiku, sherbear

it is a difficult thing to pull off.

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still water moves well
cradling in quietness
around all it knows
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R.dillard

Your poem is exquisite.
I am ever so enthralled.
Please write another, xo.

Blissfully yours,
sherbear
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Come Stretch Your Sight:

Come Stretch Your Sight:
A sun net

Come venture through dark woods and stretch your sight, 


To an emerald meadow full overgrown. 


Soak in the flush colors of sparkling light.


Birds air to whisping winds and insects' drone.


Bear the wit of the sun so sentient. 


Swallows dive, stitching threads of energy. 


Breathe deeply the splendor of this intent, 


And be strung up into life's filigree. 


Disperse your rays for the meadow you are, 


Profoundly suckling a nurturing breast. 


Exalt in the spirit of father star, 


And nectar flows into life's synthesis.


Stretch your sight into dark woods and descend; 


The internal child can be born again.

R.dillard

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Center Seeds

Sneaking goose bumps rise
on outer flesh
Mindful nerves communicating
Science
It was more than a day should
hold
It's true you do know lonely
Lonely came in
one night and with no invitation
as just an absence of presence
and made the flesh feel
nothingness-deeper
Everyone knows lonely
a reminder of the deeds we
partake in
To possess endurance beyond
a physical victory
Science
Compassion is a thing we think
others do
not feel
Loyalty is richness in the heart
The words embrace you
so firmly
they exist
Waking up with only your lovers
flesh, anatomy and physiology
and absolutely nothing more.
Vastness and Kindness
amputated and sewn to heal
with skilled hands and a
sanitary environment
Inconsistent reactions of
our flesh creating a
scattered cheese filled maze
we thrive in but
is it but a labyrinth this
day beholds
-as a trap
to lose your head in
Stitches and Peroxide.
Shall we know a shortcut
that avoids all dead ends.
Could or can we- Know-
what is unseen today?
Resistances to change
are self inflicted wounds
mastered by pressed pulp
and cartridges and a
absence of lye
Merciful Friends

-sherbear 3/23/04 revised 4/3/12

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Animals

Talking Heads: Animals

I'm mad...And that's a fact
I found out...Animals don't help
Animal think...They're pretty smart
Shit on the ground...See in the dark.

They wander around like a crazy dog
Make a mistake in the parking lot
Always bumping into things
Always let you down down down down.

They're never there when you need them
They never come when you call them
They're never there when you need them
The nevere come when you call them down down down down.

I know the animals...Are laughing at us
They don't even know...What a joke is
I won't follow...Animal's advice
I don't care...If they're laughing at us.

They're never there when you need them
They never come when you call them
They're never there when you need them
The nevere come when you call them down down down down.

They say they don't need money
They're lvinign on nuts and berries
They say animals don't worry
You know animals are hairy?
They think they know what's best
They're making a fool of us
They ought to be more careful
They're setting a bad example
They have untroubled lives
They think everything's nice
They like to laugh at people
They're setting a bad example
(Go ahead) Laugh at me.

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Burning Down The House

Talking Heads: Burning Down The House

Watch out you might get what you're after
Cool babies strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait till the party's over
Hold tight We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work baby what did you except
Gonna burst into flame

My house S'out of the ordinary
That's might Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nuthin' yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect starring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

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