Monday, September 21, 2009



@morganabag: eve of equinox / computer chirps / louder than crickets #haiku

@urbancrafter: nighttime sky gazes :: with infinite eyes. I have :: two, only for you. #haiku

@matsuo_tako: Voyager - eternally riding / through the depths of space / Beethoven's Fifth #spacehaiku #haiku

@CDominiqueG: Starlight like a flame/ a most fiery kiss to.../the darkest night sky #haiku

@matsuo_tako: Hibernation - chilled to the core, / closest companions, yet we / haven't spoken in years #spacehaiku #haiku #senryu

@wqueens7: world book redundant. Its recycling day/ We outgrow former "must-haves"/ Easy-bake-world-book!/ #haiku (pic)

@Naumadd: Naumaddku: "Among rotting berries ... the spider's mending." - #haiku #poetry

@annyem: I can only wish/ there will be a fog delay / on the horizon. #haiku #twaiku

@DigitalSalon: anticipating / the autumnal equinox / scent of a fall night #twaiku #haiku

@poeticmindset: compassion questioned / in eyes the fruits of anger / picked from barren trees #senryu #haiku #poetry

@Bill312: so white / in the light of a sunbeam: / floating milkweed fluff #poetwist (float) #haiku

@haiQ: / Irrational fear: / someday, without thinking, I'll / lick the cat food spoon. / - #scary #haiku especially for a #vegetarian

@ruinedXfinery: @NotOneNotTwo dear Mathilde, she pouts/luggage about, clothing strewn, too/she fears my departure #haiku NOT

@CDominiqueG: though it is still now/I listen for your voice to.../lead me through the dark #haiku

@mamasanta: In Venice -- searching / for them everywhere / the blinds for which it is famous. #senryu

@ChainOfWords: Put the haiku down/ and place your hands on the wall/ arresting haiku #haiku

@ruinedXfinery: please--report to the/authorities--that haiku/is not authentic #haiku NOT {turn in your haiku font promptly and move along now }

@Naumadd: Naumaddku: "Beneath the apple tree - only the jay's ... tattered suit." - #haiku #poetry

@RavNLynx: eyes of light aware /Angels see with perfection/ but never they judge #haiku

@velveteenrabbi: First cold of the fall / crumpled tissues like pale leaves / I am a shofar. #haiku

@wqueens7: Late September warmth/ Crowds the park until late-night/ Savor summer's last/ #haiku

@wqueens7: Grapevines load park fence/ Big leaves guard heavy clusters/ Seen: but un-eaten/ #haiku #do-over

@haikuoftheday: exploring stillness / the water bug rests its feet / on the taut surface -sek #haiku

@dengary: "The Poet's Last Poem" ...the flies! / ...the flies! / will no one close my eyes? | #senryu #haikunoir

@Lawrencejiko: ~ Sumi soot - ground / ~ brush on stone / paper // #haiku

@ruinedXfinery: please--report to the/authorities--that haiku/is not authentic #haiku NOT {turn in your haiku font promptly and move along now }

@Yojinbo: When is a haiku / Not what it appears to be? / ruinedXfinery's. #haiku

@ruinedXfinery: @Mortythemouth it's my job to butcher haiku---someone has to do it #haiku NOT [Editor's note: Not a haiku, but worth putting in here ;) @NotOneNotTwo]

@dengary: after all these years/ I can hear her eyes speak / when words fail / made mute by grief, by pain, / I talk by touch | #tanka #micropoetry

@mehtoole: desultory love ~ musings on the heart's epic ~ lucid as bloodflow #haiku #kaihu

@ruinedXfinery: frustrated butcher/raises samurai sword over head/HAI-KU he screams #haiku NOT #haikuchallenge

@Lawrencejiko: Scarlet stains / ~ the Grand Canyon / @sun down // #haiku

@SnakyPoet: sunshine and thunder/ wind and the smell of new rain/ from a warm blue sky/ and the blind vine thrusting up/ seeking light and sustenance #tanka

@mehtoole: desultory love ~ rising swell of affection ~ rushing to the shore #haiku #kaihu

@RavNLynx: The past is dimness / I embrace the Light of Now/ WE are of the Light #haiku

@morganabag: blue glass beads / held up to the lamp / I begin to write #haiku #senryu

@carol_red: fainting at the sound / of the f-word ... / she misses the sunset #senryu

@poeticmindset: Peel back your color / Rinse yourself in waterfalls / Illumination #haiku #poetry

@mamasanta: In Venice -- searching / for them everywhere / the blinds for which it is famous. #senryu

@piecemealmage: across the sidewalk / from the garden: / one bright flower. #haiku

@macJax: morning hot tub / September blue / must I create the clouds?! #senryu

@gustoblusto: New to writing haiku / I'm chuffed / when I'm re-tweeted #haiku

@dgdreamin: Monochromatic / shades of gray as daylight fades / sky and water both #Haiku

@gustoblusto: Oolong tea / brewing in a glass pot / smell the aroma #haiku

@Etsujin_Haiku: Off the mountain ridge / my soul takes flight with the birds / flying to freedom #haiku

@marshaikus: the rain clouds made gifts/ of tiny droplets of sleep/ wrapped up in the wind #haiku

@urbancrafter: red mountainous lips; :: as soft as rose petals, as :: hot as summer sun. #haiku #love

@kujakupoet: I cannot bear / the sight of red geraniums, / their blooms like blood / splattered on my / childhood memories #tanka

@kujakupoet: that stone / amid the water weeds / left on the beach / was once the heart / of a sailor #tanka

@kujakupoet: Iraqi mud / still on his boots / he buries himself / not all wounds / are visible #tanka

@urbancrafter: your kisses taste like :: the half eaten peach, sitting :: there on the table. #haiku #love

@kujakupoet: shaking the bats / out of the mainsail / a cloud of night / made homeless / by my hands #tanka

@wqueens7: - The architecture/ Of aging cities re-use/ Space & remake people/ #haiku

@carltonhalpert: In emergency // these words may be used as a // flotation device. #haiku #poetwist

@gtcronin: Lost, confused, too proud / Antlers scan for escape route / Ignoring open gate // #haiku

@alotus_poetry: at noon / the rumbling echo / the thunder / and my stomach #micropoetry

@alotus_poetry: we built / a makeshift house / for our dog / yet she insists on living / under the hood of the car #tanka

@MeeAugraphie: Soul whispers at dawn ~ sands of time shift beneath toes ~ mountains rise from sea #haiku #PNW & inspired by @WeaselWhisperer ; )

@alotus_poetry: like clouds / plastic bags drift past / my windshield #haiku #senryu

@alotus_poetry: in my path / a feather finally rests / on my feet / the way I let my thoughts / rest on this blank page #tanka

@alotus_poetry: dull Monday / the beta fish / sinks at the bottom / of the fishbowl #micropoetry

@alotus_poetry: bath time / my dog tries to climb / a tree #haiku

@bonshaiku: With green camouflage / a gecko's precise acuity / caught a bug mid-flight. #haiku

@NatureSpirits: Incoming high tide…I can read the water’s depth on blue heron legs. #haiku

@alotus_poetry: dawn / the ripple of sunlight / on a man's sweaty chest #haiku #senryu

@alotus_poetry: at first sight / a swirl of grayish green leaves / turns into dragonflies #haiku

@dailymetalhaiku: I swallow the sun, With new moons and ghosts of loss, Hope for butterflies #daily #metal #haiku

@bonshaiku: Standing at the gravesite / with heavy heart and humility / I called her name. #senryu

@bonshaiku: At a birthday bash / I stood alone in a crowd / holding a balloon. #senryu #haiku

@ruinedXfinery: Mathilde feigns disinterest/ peeks out from behind paws/ dreads my leaving #haiku

@Grenhilda: Perching with pulleys / tow trucks stake out hunting grounds / pincers for their prey #haiku

@Anarthrous: Mornings getting cool / Leaves fall even in L.A. / Autumn's here, bitches. #haiku #autumn #bitches

@KathyTroidle: White dog shakes off sleep/ Stretch first the front then the back/ yawns ready to go #haiku

@BruceStewart: As this door closes / Endings become beginnings / Open, please, new door (#haiku)

@urbancrafter: clouds move silently :: across the sky, in time with :: your breath on my cheek. #haiku #love

@urbancrafter: Caught up in story; :: I forgot to forget that :: I am over you. #haiku #lostlove

@urbancrafter: Her heart. Like freshly :: fallen snow; a peaceful place :: to leave your footprints. #haiku #senryu

@michelleshy: McDonald Pass // 12 percent grade // Black ice tight turns // 1960 pickup trucks // Fishtailing 90 mph // #tanka #Montana

@michelleshy: Greyhound bus // Passing Alberton Montana // Brahma bull grazing on rye // City girl excited // “Horsie!” #tanka #Montana

@cre8tivkj: Once a favored toy / Tossed aside for another / We have grown apart #Senryu #poetry #lostlove

@KarenHAustin: Baby waves at ghosts ~ fleeting spirits passing through ~ unseen by old eyes #haiku

@JDProuty: True haiku poets ~ are frustrated by our lack ~ of respect for rules #haiku #haikuchallenge #frustrated

@edoowado: so perfectly still / the heavy granite boulder / won't be a buddha #haiku

@emilybee: son calls the story / Little Red Robin Hood. I / like it that way more. #haiku

@juanlumora: solo el silencio / que amenaza la luz / ha de romperse (only silence / that threatens the light / to be broken) #haiku #poema

@urbancrafter: Oragami hearts :: You fold into mine, and I :: entangle in yours. #haiku #senryu

@MeeAugraphie: His chair tilted back / chin rested in still strong hand / mind worked overtime #senryu

@DigitalSalon: a frail old man / teardrop tattoo on his cheek / I saw him on the subway / hard poems in his soft old eyes #micropoetry

@DigitalSalon: outside in the rain / waterlogged and soaking wet / sing and dance unseen #twaiku #haiku #micropoetry

@Christwitery: Casting out the sun / from a cloudy paradise / smiling moon at play /// #haiku

@cre8tivkj: Wish you were the sun / Hugging me with warm embrace / Your heart has gone cold #Haiku #poetry

@urbancrafter: sun flirts with the dawn; - night succumbs, helpless against - such beautiful light. #haiku

@Christwitery: My empty pockets / frustrating pangs of hunger / until tomorrow /// #haiku #haikuchallenge

@Rehfan: Doggie treat in jar// chihuahua stares frustrated// Why don't I have thumbs?! #haikuchallenge #haiku

@gavindecuir: A muggy north wind / tries to push me back to bed— / birds watch from phone lines. #haiku

@gustoblusto: small buddha statue / overlooks the garden pond / bestowing peace upon the frogs #haiku

@Star_Blight: silence brings death's wish | anxious, tense; thoughts they flood in | never sleep again #haiku

@wqueens7: - They made M.I.A.s/ Unnecessarily still/ Profit most from loss/ #haiku (pic)

@edoowado: in the misty breeze / soars the swallow waiting for / the bugs to wake up #haiku

@Christwitery: Thunder and lightning / echoing from distant clouds / loud as my heart beats /// #haiku

@gustoblusto: Was the Buddha attached / to his own ideas / about non-attachment? #haiku

@0355user: Summer rib smell gone. / I smell the tinsel already. / Oh, perish the thought #haiku

@HappiForever: caught out as the sky / tips over-- this rain dissolves / names and dust alike. #haiku

@justkel: turned up smile polished / diamonds sparkle, jewels glitter / mask holds in the tears #haiku #haikuchallenge - (mask)

@Adamfyre: Her little soft spot ~ wanted to say hello to ~ my goodness gracious.. #haiku #senryu

@CDominiqueG: This bold,strange fire/ lights even the darkest space/ and warms every heart #haiku

@ChainOfWords: Would that all our words/ were simply written in dust/ to reflect our souls #haiku

@cre8tivkj: The toilet-vision / Pissing away hours of life / Plugging mind control #Senryu #poetry

@Adamfyre: Thank You for this Life ~ Thank You for sharing with me Your Breath ~ and for breathing me.. #haiku #senryu

@Yojinbo: You can buy your friends / But never your enemies: / Hatred is priceless. #haiku

@CDominiqueG: The great west was won/ I stole it back from those nuts/ now they are bitching #haiku

@Bill312: young swordsman / cuts curves in the air -- / his mother on her cell phone #haiku #senryu

@MeeAugraphie: I love you no more ~ scrawled between I do and GO! ~ finger painted dust #haiku

@RedRootRaccoon: Walking up the hill/ fingers brush the tops of grass/ I forgot my coat #haiku

@Jemfyr: Lithe chameleon / hypocritical social / shifty bipolar /// #haiku

@RedRootRaccoon: wind in cottonwoods/ Douglas Fir needles falling/ the compressor kicks on #haiku

@piecemealmage: sheltered / in a sandy dimple: / worn sea glass. #haiku #poetry #micropoetry

@DigitalSalon: steps across the stream / stones rise above the surface / step through the water #twaiku #haiku

@AndrewBWatt: Dog just likes this field, // the one place she's free to run // in all her travels. #haiku #poetry #twiku

@AndrewBWatt: Sunset at labyrinth // with choir of singing crickets // & arrow of geese #haiku #twiku #poetry #picture

@Tetsubishi: startled falcon / leaves bloodstained gray feathers / strewn about the lawn #haiku

@alotus_poetry: summer's end / a muddy puppy hides / its first wishbone #haiku

@Padmasree: Poem: "Little lizard darts; Who is more startled than he?; The dry grass or me" #haiku

@wqueens7: Lucky the puppy/ Just puked a stinky cud-wad/ Of walk-grass she ate/ #haiku

@morganabag: time stops / we wait in shadow / of that other world #haiku #equinox

@HappiForever: September takes hold--/ reaching for my favorite/ moth-eaten sweater #haiku

@wqueens7: - Manhattan special,/ Espresso coffee soda, makes/ The School work more fun/ #haiku

@alotus_poetry: dodging / from crows / the squirrel swings / from branch to branch / cheek-ful of stale crackers #tanka

@alotus_poetry: at the store / their eyes beg for love / and a good home / it's a good thing / they're just stuffed animals #tanka

@jaktraks: My cat Java wrote: Food bowl is empty / My human just left for work / Pee outside the box. #cats #haiku