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Thursday, August 04, 2005

wistful haikus

1. Warm summer evening
He packs suitcase and one bag:
Left behind with cats.

2. A week stretches out
Dense, wet air presses at me
Small rooms feel too large.

3. He'll see Yellowstone--
Ever since the photograph,
I've longed for that place.

4. Sometimes life ain't fair
Stuck here scooping litterbox
Woe is me haikus.


Blogger Larry Jones said...

I never understand haikus, but four of them strung together like this - they start to make some sense.

And yours are sweet.

2:35 AM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Thanks, Larry. Oddly, sometimes I feel that haiku is the only poetry I undertand.

If you have any desire to understand haikus, check out "The Essential Haiku", ed. Hass. Haikus began as part of a long series of poems called haikai renga, so in a sense, stacking some haikus together is getting back to the poem's origins.

8:49 AM  

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