Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Current Events Haiku

cab driver stabbing
protests: a city stands still
at last, concessions

seat sniffing MP
what's wrong with you Liberals?
a circus of freaks

Ian Row

Monday, April 28, 2008

complications: thoughts
stirring, stewing, bring to boil
keeping me awake

Ian Row

Tram Haiku 1

tram way etiquette
transistor broadcasting loud
failure in row one

Jenny Morris

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spot Haiku 15

just when i thought my
day was going to be endless
drudge - spot haiku's here!!

Cathy Dineen

ii.Home time
In a trance
I only want to be with you
Crazy but true.

Karen McVean

the going down of the sun
means more to us all
on April the twenty-fifth

Leah Billeam

Five, seven, five or
seven, five seven?
I can't spot haiku.

Chris Gill

retrograde rustbelt rednecks
brush them off barack

Patrick McCormick

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cemetery Tour: Suite

indigo evening
just five torchlights between us
history lights the way

the mausoleum
a trolley of dead lilies
porcelain faces

granite monuments
threaten the sky. beneath, the
water table stirs.

lives unravel
celebrated, secrets spilled.
does shame fade away?

life's fitful fever
infant mortaility rate
unforgiving times

Ian Row

Guess who I saw in the paper today

eleven years in between
I still cringe

Ian Row
Can't take the China
out of the Chinese... Stir-fried
face and jasmine pride.


Monday, April 21, 2008

pre-dawn exercise
no longer theory but fact
gym monkey flunkey

Cathy Dineen

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday morning: mist.
Indoors all day. Sunshine missed.
Weeks end. Darkness. Pissed.

Chris Gill

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another Facebook haiku

unsubscribe, he clicked
details of your boring life
go feed someone else

Ian Row

A Facebook haiku

it's not me, it's you
enact facebook deletion

Cesca Alice
i had a wife
long ago, she left
and I stayed.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have a girlfriend
Just like that. Where does that leave me?
Where I've always been.

hungry, desperate world
the poverty line redrawn
we need loaves and fish

Ian Row

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Burnt illegally
Hercules and love affair
Thanks for the tip off

Jason Rostant

Two haiku about being on a steering committee

steering committee
you drive and they navigate
then me, in blind spot

steering committee
applause as i indicate
off go the p-plates

Ian Row
tracing the red lights...
read her lips... it's a slow night
at the cinema


Sunday, April 13, 2008

for luka

lego afternoon
field of possibilities
brick by brick we build

Ian Row
4WD cockhead
3 litre 6 cylinder
No presence of mind

Ian Row

Friday, April 11, 2008

the passport photo
you are what you write

Ian Row
Post-modern semi-
limericks, provide food for thought
in bite-size chunks


Speed Round 8

A mid-week hump suite

Harmful odours swirl
Old sandwiches, old ideas
The Pod blues in C

Jenny Morris

Can't think
Piss or leave or
Do both

Karen McVean

Can't think
Piss or yell or leave
Multiple choices

Karen McVean

iv.Speed hump haiku
No matter how slow
I drive over the speed hump
it never says thanks.

Chris Gill

MBF wants to
buy my soul with ready cash

Cathy Dineen

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

baby says 'eat me',
spruiking his deliciousness,
tempting the tourist.

Ian Row
self serving chatter
will you listen to yourself, mate
self service ego

Ian Row

Watershed Moments 4

mirror to myself
from the raft of excuses...
rises the clean truth

Ian Row

Sunday, April 06, 2008

one girl's tony
is another man's joe -
this week's opiate


Friday, April 04, 2008

The Interview

We'll judge your merit
by passively watching you
fail to guess our thoughts.

Chris Gill