Sunday, October 28, 2007

tetris in the park
luther vandross in my ears
spring's simple pleasures

Ian Row
Ripsaw forest, fire trails
dirtbikes on the growling prowl
between silences

Megan Thomson

Thursday, October 25, 2007

broken heart is hurt
that's an old story I believe
but first time for me

Hayu Dyah

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Damn! Holland so cold
can't just stand for a minute
coffee? not again..

Hayu Dyah

Monday, October 22, 2007

cannabis, mushroom. Same taste,
nothing special

Hayu Dyah

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Two post pre-cog haiku

Is our future so
always unpredictable?
Black swans circle..

No matter how hard
I try to find another way
In limine portis

Megan Thomson

Two haiku about Toolangi State Forest

state forest, logging:
any fool can tell it won't
grow back fast enough

her majesty
dicksonia antartica
dinosaur food

Ian Row

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Spot Haiku 13 - Part 2 of 2

a pre-cog suite

You knew I'd write these,
and that they'd be just like this,
these pre-cog haiku.

These blessed, cursed verses
seem to offer you a choice
about the last line.

But we're here again
wondering, as it happens,
why you're not surprised.

You've heard it before
in Minority Report
by Philip K Dick.

Who takes credit? Blame?
Is foreknowledge authorship?
Why are you smiling?

In the end, of course,
all your choices led you here.
Like to choose again?

Chris Gill

Spot Haiku 13 - Part 1 of 2

two pre-cognitive haiku

soon it will be here
the future will manifest
my life without me

Ian Row

time to spread my wings
and get the hell out of dodge.
'subject to pay out'

Cesca Alice

Thursday, October 18, 2007

thursday night phone duty
empty workspace, ringing phones -
i’d rather be shopping

Cathy Dineen
a farewell email
to thank her for all her work -
who the hell is stella?

Ian Row

A double haiku about Justin Timberlake

"You look like Justin!"
"No," I said, "He looks like me,
only not as cute."

He needs to look cute
to get away with such theft.
Ugly, he'd be dissed.

Chris Gill
we who dig bargains
press for an eight a.m. start
rise and shine then buy!

Ian Row

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

private health cover
time to meet mortality
now: the next frontier

Ian Row
like the other girls
i fell; and won't admit to
a secret affair


Monday, October 15, 2007

bad knee leaning
on a punishing walk, how!
i love it

Megan Thomson

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Haiku about Proofreading

Proofreading: a bitch
but with regular habits.
Walk around the block!

Chris Gill

Monday, October 08, 2007

for andrew

too yum to say no
custard, apple berry pudding
first day back comfort

Ian Row
Spring breeze on the train:
clean clothes and cheap aftershave.
Dream on, lover-boy!

Chris Gill

Sunday, October 07, 2007

All the Sydney Boys
Resplendent in shorts, tank-tops
Give me back my shine

Simon Patience

Saturday, October 06, 2007

warring friends find peace
ice cream and all is mended
thank you Sara Lee

Ian Row
sun breaks grey morning;
op shop price tags freckle the
path like confetti

Ian Row

Friday, October 05, 2007

Speed Round 7

crystal clear water
local pool, hardly a soul
early morning dip

Leah Billeam

there's rain on the way
mugs of cocoa, trashy books -
hibernation time!

Cathy Dineen

Dropping acid
would be simplier
on Fridays.

Karen McVean

how did we get here?
words, then war. now, an impasse
my turn to wait

Ian Row

Showdown with old friend
In fact, not old and not friend
In fact not showdown

Chris Gill