Thursday, September 28, 2006

You're so vain
You probably think this haiku's about you
Don't you don't you

Based on a lyric written by Carly Simon
Beavering away
Could do with a numbat nap
in my mama's pouch

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Las Vegas
Customs says no to snow globes
Plan B: Fridge magnet
men in black and blue
synagogue security
we are all suspects

Rozario's Rules: A Response

It’s about in ter
pre ta tion, i ma gin a tion

or a lack thereof

Enough of Broken Rules

haiku’s all about rules
line of five line of seven
then a line of five

disregard the rules
no lines of five or seven
poetic haiku?

forms are important
convention and style must rule
lest we lose the soul

Paul Rozario
sacred cat of burma
elegant points and eyes of blue...
gonna call him arnold

Cathy Dineen

Monday, September 25, 2006

where have you gone, spring?
nature's odd sense of tumour
the homeless freeze in the park
gone too far
a joke misfires

Saturday, September 23, 2006

“Lose some weight” says the
doctor – “About 10 kilos”
That’s a 2 year old

Friday, September 22, 2006

Triage III

Hot water in hole.
Rabbits dashing away, hot
crossed bunnies. AH!

Whipped into the
Frenzied Haiku Maker now
cursed by many

Summer. Fall. Winter.
Spring. Seasons come and go.
My life revolves

Ady "Kiltotter"

Spot Haiku 3

that you remember
where you were at 2 a m
is remarkable

please blow in the bag
let us test how pissed you are
oh bugger wrong bag

into the cop car
you been a very bad boy
point two two is bad

Paul Rozario

Spot Haiku 2

Ode to the Game

wanna go home
(i think there's a storm coming)
and watch the swans win

Cathy Dineen

Spot Haiku 1

Weaving words like threads
Telling another man’s tale
Taking me away

Sugar high sugar
Chocolate, pink and yellow
Makes a good contract

Jenny Morris
88 pages
Major Mori’s guest blog
Too late to cancel
Haiku disclaimer:
Read this very carefully
or you won't get it.

Chris Gill

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Four Days in Singapore: Postlude

En route to Oz
Tranny in 36C
Saved by the aisle

Four Days in Singapore: Sunday

Lunch @ Gayatri
More of that mutton mysore
A league of its own

Mummy’s samsui doll
Craft a life story with cloth
from experience

Four Days in Singapore: Saturday

Nephew’s baptism
Passport to the kingdom of God
and a good school

Dad’s 78s
I covet his Edison

Pre-wedding nap
Tropical delirium
Hear me call out a name: yours

A picture of me
with the bouquet / sleight of hand
An intervention

Your friends reflect all
you were and are – part of me
sees for the first time

The menu warrants
delight – Scottish langoustines
keep us guessing

Just between us
that boy is on the committee
You have my number

Wonder how many
dared to think the thought… real love
Is there such a thing?

Four Days in Singapore: Friday

That’s code for our great leader
Social imprinting

We synthesise
Remote control motherland
I’m you who are you?

No visitors please
Your prayers would be enough
The weight of regret

The humidity
Slow mo Friday afternoon
Too warm for booty

It’s official
The crush a life of its own
Feeding a fever

“Good to see you, Shawn”
Too precious to give away
Learn to let go

Four Days in Singapore: Thursday

Did you say docile or ductile?
Just smile and wave

Waterfront alive!
The deployment of flowers
IMF’s in town

Four Days in Singapore: Prelude

Mind’s a spin cycle
The churning, now the descent
Coming/going home

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday night twinset

Come in and sit down
Lanky lower lip licker
Met your type before

What are you doing?
Tram ride telephone soundtrack
Mobile means puerile

Jenny Morris
Horse racing season:
hats tremble as hooves' thunder.
Surprise! A horse wins!

Mobile phones on train:
private lives open like books.
I'd rather read mine...

Chris Gill

Monday, September 18, 2006

a patient frustration.
will i raise the bar again?
all part of the game.

Cesca Alice

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Trip Tick

At the Berlin Wall
I stood for five cold minutes
It was depressing

Daylight savings time
Doesn't just pull me sideways
It pushes me down

That bump on my head
Must go and get it checked out
Waiting room vacuum

Lane Steinberg

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Mrs Choy

A private passing
The nation will stake its claim
A life lived lingers

Monday, September 11, 2006

Morning commuter
Travelling in style, I see...
Cherry red Peugeot

Cathy Dineen

It's About Time

sixty minutes drip
the hour pooling at my feet
slipping on wet socks


the town hall clock stopped
eleven twenty-seven
late lunch in sheep street

pendulum motion
oscillating metronome
perpetual swing

ian russell

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Happy to submit
to your crazy Haiku blog
but I don't know how.

Chris Gill

Auf dem Teerhof, Bremen

river pink against
the dawn church steeples
five hundred years tall.

Lynne Alice

Pretty Young Things

Pretty young thing
Alpha male in a beta way
Been there, doing it

Pretty young thing
He sparkles, knows all the words
Have groove will travel

Pretty young thing
Take a class; finishing school
Lady in waiting

Monday, September 04, 2006

camberwell market
the price of being alive
life is short... bargain!