Friday, November 30, 2007

Speed Round 7

i can't work this thing
god help me, what have i done?
new nokia phone

Cathy Dineen

Telephone parry
Different economy
Hiding my feelings

Jenny Morris

day spent in the court
justice is not always done
one distressed client

Leah Billeam

Season of goodwill?
Conflict and self-harm, more like.
Just like Bethlehem.

Chris Gill

v.IT Christmas
Disco fun drinks
yarra stinks, sun beats, liquorice blocks
on Sensis geeks

Karen McVean

refusing to cool
air-conditioners bellow
in the quiet night




Wednesday, November 28, 2007

all the pretty ducks
but crystal duck is all you remember
alzheimers i say

Ian Row
for ms morris

screen printing is over
what next? portuguese? baking?
surely cake will win

Ian Row
old friend's house cooling
new zealand is far away
very cold I hear

Ian Row
no early bird tix
christmas parties are overrated
look for simple joys

Ian Row

Five haiku about other people being boring

too boring for words
Herald Sun reader... deep sigh
is this contagious?

special subject: how to bore
No contest - You win!

When you are talking
paint dries, grass grows, brain cells die
Silence is golden.

if i annoy you
the way you annoy me, how
can we still be friends?

wish i was homeward
bound instead, to you. alas
want to be alone.

Jenny Morris
Australian Idol
the chick won. now can i get
on with my life please?

Ian Row

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Spot Haiku 14 - Post-election Haiku Part 2

Let us rejoice in
IR reforms and justice to our land
Oh, heavenly day

Karen McVean

Howard, Costello, and Brough
No room for peelings

Jenny Morris

regime change
you've shown us yanks
how it's done

Bill Kenney

Monday, November 26, 2007

Spot Haiku 14 - Post-election Haiku Part 1

election party
howard's end at fisherman's bend
we wield our voodoo

Ian Row

going, going, gone
even at the very end
he was still spinning

Ian Row

ok, it went well
we voted for the workers -
the light on the hill

Cathy Dineen

personal hubris
that was his downfall, she said
never forget that

Ian Row

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Spot Haiku 14 - Pre-election Haiku Part 2

No kids overboard John
Just you swimming for the stars
Take a deep breathe now

Lynne Alice

Balance of power, in
the Senate. Vote 1, Greens!
Richard Di Natale.

Karen McVean

i caught a photo
the other day, plane wrote in the sky
"kev 4 pm"

Zoe Kelly

Friday, November 23, 2007

Spot Haiku 14 - Pre-election Haiku Part 1

country, divided
how can i be friends with you?
your right to be wrong

Ian Row

No stranger danger
to scare the voters this time.
Loveless man naked.

Chris Gill

a vote
is a choice is a message
is a weapon

Ian Row

he could call it off -
put us under martial law
not win; but not lose

Cathy Dineen

train station...flyers
"you can still make the difference'
last-minute lobbying

Ian Row

Monday, November 19, 2007

A haiku about Justin Timberlake in concert

JT! Live and how!
Very fly for a white guy
He's MJ, evolved.

Ian Row

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A haiku about election time

Election time, and
Tweedledum and you know who
spin us 'til we puke.

Chris Gill

Friday, November 16, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A haiku about Chaka Khan's 'Funk This'

shiny new release
soars but misses perfection
ungrateful am i

Ian Row

An 'out of sorts' haiku

a flat-tense combo
it's not just dehydration
some flowers will help

Ian Row
wait an hour for
table outside then blender
goes into overdrive

Ian Row

Two haiku about dad's knee replacement surgery

these days...
ordinary miracles
misplaced fears

daily check-in calls
too far to make a difference

Ian Row

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Get with it, SBS

John Howard is
not world news, a tinny minnow
among leviathans

Megan Thomson
long lost nadia
fifteen years - how many lives?
where did the time go?

Ian Row
country church fete
sales staff's incorrect response
off my christmas list

Ian Row

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

the case of
the missing bette midler cds
has been solved

Ian Row

Ode to Brisbane

cicada music -
frangipani holiday -
rain on a tin roof

Cathy Dineen