Sunday, November 29, 2009

You claim I'm extinct
yet the forest where I live
looms large in your dreams.

Perhaps extinction
fills you with familiar dread?
Dare you sleep? See ya...

Terry the Thylacine

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Seldom acknowledged,
insects serve our planet well -
Let us offer thanks!

Jeff Patterson
you and your bullshit
is this how i will be judged?
take it or leave it

Ian Row

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Bumpo Twinset

i.
Empty and hollow
toss a coin into my soul
evermore it falls

ii.
When will this all end?
There is no reply, nuthin
just sneering silence

Bumpo

Thursday, November 19, 2009

i miss alcohol
escaping all my problems
sweet oblivion

Bumpo
pedantic lawyer
overcompensates; process
or paranoia?

Ian Row

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Spot Haiku 28 - Part 4 of 4

i.
pain wracks my body
its as nothing to my heart
a lost love is worse

Bumpo

ii.
Throwing caution out,
Never know unless you try
The worst aint that bad

Jason Rostant

iii.
Even if it makes
no shred of karmic sense, be bold!
Expect lightning!

Jeff Patterson

iv.
fleetingness of life
allows space to be grateful
moment to moment

Dawn Mok

Spot Haiku 28 - Part 3 of 4

i.
Disaster movie:
Clues mount. We see what's coming.
"...now here's the weather!"

Chris Gill

ii.
ligurian bees
the other side of the world
living in exile

Ian Row

Spot Haiku 28 - Part 2 of 4

Renovation Redux

i.
it's shedding 30 years
of soap and paint and time;
it's half a bathroom.

ii.
When this is over;
my kitchen will look so old -
a new addiction?

Cathy Dineen

Spot Haiku 28 - Part 1 of 4

i.
Ah, sweet irony!
To drink wine as I write on
Drug use in prison!

Sutekh the Destroyer

ii.
christmas pressies
double-sided tape is my friend
RSI from wrapping

Ian Row

iii.
higher duties is
twenty four seven on call.
where's my extra cash?

Cesca Alice

iv.
At the local fete
I pick up all the litter
It's such a good job!

Simon Patience

v.
parking lot rage
brings out the nasty in me
change your mind, run

Ian Row

Thursday, November 12, 2009

the real question is,
can you have too much mango?
asked the apricot.

Ian Row

Monday, November 09, 2009

the secret boyfriend
it's not a secret anymore
truth will set you free

Ian Row
Iris nursery:
fanciful blooms, names more so!
Nature made chintzy.

Chris Gill
scent of cheap hotel
tobacco air freshener
your movie not mine

Jenny Morris

A haiku about geopolitical gender relations

Fatherlands invade.
Motherlands get invaded.
War fucks everyone.

Chris Gill
i.
It's more than silly
Seeing friends where there are none
It can nick your heart

ii.
Is it better for me
to treat these small poems
As Skittles or grapes?

Jeff Patterson

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tratratrankhun Suksa: Part 3 of 3

Part Three

i.
country roads
mile after mile after mile
around the world

Napawan Chabkangwan

ii.
the king too wealthy
the poor and homeless too poor
all will end will die

Attachai Had-an

iii.
in the blue daylight
an old cat and fishing pole
he wants a big shark

Niparat hanhiam (aka gate)

iv.
middle of the night
the confession of a child
when everyone sleeps

Salisa Thanakit (aka Bua)

v.
green fields in rain
everybody in their rows
only me not there

Nattiya Apiwat

vi.
snow very cold
sunshine very hot
my life hot and cold

Wattanachai Chawalitchaichan

vii.
in the crowd
silent talking in the heart
me and my shadow

Nawaporn Amornyut

viii.
miraculous dream
many times throughout one night
finally... nonsense

Tadcha Nujuk

ix.
now, rainy season
broken umbrella - student
wet uniform

Kulwadee Ekkaphojmethee (aka Tangmo)

x.
unexpectedly
the light from the moon will shine
the stars, useless

Salisa Thanakit (aka Bua)

Tratratrankhun Suksa: Part 2 of 3

Part Two

i.
love you in spring
come winter, i miss you
the heart alters

Nathapon Suksawad

ii.
broken flowerpot
seed splits, grows to be big tree
tree: still life

Nawaporn Amornyut

iii.
the award for
the best liar goes to
the people

Salisa Thanakit (aka Bua)

iv.
since one year ago
she, like sunshine of my life
thank you for loving

Mui

v.
close eyes and focus
her face in front of me
open eyes, focus

Napawan Chabkangwan

vi.
life
at least is nothing
but empty

Wattanachai Chawalitchaichan

vii.
i know i can fly
fly with my dream i slim
fly with me up high

Papawadee Salakphet

viii.
love = enigma
complicated physics
where's the love

Rattanaporn Thawin (aka Ann)

ix.
night comes again
the wind blows slowly
i wait for you

Patsaree Yarnnawut

x.
animals, buildings
plants... everything's touchable
but not my dream

Napawan Chabkangwan

xi.
water in the eyes
the plane on the runway
"good bye"

On-among Kituam

Tratratrankhun Suksa: Part 1 of 3

The following haiku have been written by students of the Tratratrankhun Suksa School of Trat, a Thai province next to the Cambodian coastal border. This first anthology comes in three parts. Thank you to Ian Robertson, their English teacher, for making this happen.

Part One

i.
Nowadays alone
not having humans around
very very sad

Mui

ii.
search eternally
perfection waits for you
never to be complete

Papawadee Salakphet

iii.
Happy in your life
while there's sadness all around
ground is rose and stone

Napawan Chabkangwan

iv.
sunshine in the storm
golden bird in the rain
star in black sky

Kanita Panjakul

v.
in the garden wide
butterflies around flowers
the earthworm alone

Wanthida Sawotdimongkhon

vi.
sweet fruity ice cream
my feet stop suddenly
no money in purse

Kulwadee Ekkaphojmethee (aka Tangmo)

vii.
without prediction
today, continue fighting
mistake and try again

Pornthiwa Khanthasamram

viii.
my eyes close
a dream blooms and grows
grievous past

ix.
Rattanaporn Thawin (aka Ann)

from the east...
my journey I’m still running
...to the west

Thatphang Patsanguan

x.
old tree in my house
in my life with family
everything in heart

Chanida Supapa