Monday, March 30, 2009

An afternoon in Frankston: A suite

feels like saturday
what a monday off can do
not quite ready yet

was it nerves?
or did you change your mind?
is it that hard?

rough trade at the mall
scowl, stubble and safety boots
it's just business, mate

rubberband rolling
you can tell when it's sushi
save some for later

oblivious to
the danger, the emo kids hang
out at Gloria Jean's

Ian Row

Monday, March 23, 2009

A mass sackings haiku

Hungry ghosts
roam unsettled within vulnerable fears
angry and sad

Karen McVean

A haiku about The Watchmen

The Watchmen
Best supporting performance...
Billy's blue penis

Ian Row

Saturday, March 21, 2009

earth hour versus
you don't mess with the zohan
adam sandler rules!

Ian Row

Spot Haiku 23 Part 4 of 4

ordinary people who've been axed
walking wounded

Karen McVean

arrogant lawyers
follow the letter of law
and kill its spirit

Ian Row

Spot Haiku 23 Part 3 of 4


Submitted by Babette
as found on the poetry board of
the fish shop on Lorne Pier

Sixty-six id'd
Unknowable grief, waiting
Caused in an instant

Jason Rostant

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spot Haiku 23 Part 2 of 4

"Sick in bed" torpor
Earth moved - I didn't care
"body found with cats"

Cathy Dineen

This encrouching haze
Through these days that leave me hazed
Stupid old and phased

Simon Patience

ex-boyfriend shows up
remorse and apologies.
where is my backbone?

Cesca Alice

Pope goes the weasel
pawning false hope for lost souls
a man and his myths

Ian Row

Spot Haiku 23 Part 1 of 4

a true anecdote from the bushfires

a fiery hell
everything seem'd burnt and gone
but the cat came back

and the cat came back
the vet tended free of charge
burnt and bloody paws

out of disaster
the milk of human kindness
a touch of heaven

Leah Billeam

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A haiku about Coca-Cola

oh coca-cola
you've made a slave out of me
sweet sweet lovesick fool

Ian Row
the hours i work
the elephant in the room
one big elephant

Ian Row

Sunday, March 15, 2009

at last, i've found you
next week, all will be revealed
and we, unravelled

Ian Row
the big fat typo
one mistake that will be seen
that i'll remember

Ian Row

A haiku about being on the other side of middle

Listen up, Body!
You will do as you are told!
Not an easy sell.

Ian Row

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

why am i single?
a lack of circulation
almost done ebbing

Ian Row