Friday, August 31, 2007

korean bento
sends me to land of slumber
beyond rising sun

Ian Row
things you can't take back
first haggling then hardball
gentle middle path

Ian Row

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Speed Round 6

One week till pay day
And the cupboard is empty
It's noodles again

Matthew Ryan

New hopes, revived dreams
For one seventy an hour
Stand tall and smile, girl

Jenny Morris

warm mid afternoon
such un-seasonal weather
hot summer coming ?

Leah B

iv.Tonight's Dinner
End of week pantry
Deserted as the Sahara
Pasta again.

Shell Pocock

A haiku revisited

for one undeserving

little piece of me
on a long string in your hand
you broke it, bastard

Jenny Morris

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Open Heart Haiku: A Suite

before full moon

ii.for ZK
Now we begin
cup cake rising
hearts open.

iii.KK to you
Sideshow clown
catching raindrops in
my mouth.

Seeking intimacy
I share ripened pears
Soft, sweet.

Karen McVean

A bedroom haiku

bedroom, rearranged
reimagined. a vacuum
now a breathing space.

Ian Row

A haiku about hard rubbish day

hard rubbish day
trawling the streets, we cull
somewhere, a jewel.

Ian Row
camden street blossoms
the shy plums' blushing flowers
spring gets a headstart

Ian Row

Friday, August 24, 2007

i am a single
so i never stop mingle
till i feel tingle

Hayu Dyah


Telephone ringing
Claire to the rescue no more
Miss her already

Jenny Morris
Colleagues surprising
hidden talent abounding
Like haiku, numbers

Jason Rostant

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Spot Haiku 12

Twenty five today
The brother I never knew
May he rest in peace

Matt Ryan

ii.Eau de Danger (odour danger)
Buy perfume online?
If you haven't smelled it first,
you may wreak a reek.

Chris Gill

Then one more day
Then it's the weekend again
Where did my life go?

Jenny Morris

a taxi to work
driver slips me his number
this sure beats walking

Ian Row

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

hot day humid air
ready to plunge into pool,
of vanilla ice

Hayu Dyah

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Froots in Soots

A room full of men
like a tree full of parrots
talking while they feed.

Chris Gill

Monday, August 13, 2007

A Haiku about Hate

hate is good. filters
for trace elements, rids blood
of impurities.

Ian Row
i eat to escape
drudgery of editing
how does freedom taste?

Ian Row

Post-birthday Girl

the post-birthday girl
poised to shed her winter coat
new skin, new woman

Ian Row

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Wedding Haiku

for maria & george

there is no 'i'
in team but there is a 'we'
in wedding.

Ian Row

Saturday, August 04, 2007


the trouble with you
what you see is not what you get
blind spot

smoke and mirrors
do you see me see through you?
who's fooling who?

Ian Row