Five Haiku

Five Haiku

She is making love
He rolls over-
and rewinds the tape

The plants fornicate
honeybees acting as pimps-
a gossamer sweater

it costs fifty bucks
still the barista forgets
vanilla and foam

squirrel runs away
the eagle goes without lunch-
the hunter seasons fowl

monkeys throwing poop
screams of dirty jungle fights-
we remain silent





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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Ruchira. I appreciate that!


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Loved it Justin. So authentic.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Brent. I'm glad you enjoyed this and, most of all, thanks for SHARING


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Very good and the first one made me laugh with that last line. It seems like the Haiku fashion is spreading, as I have come across more and more of these recently ... definitely a fun way to practice your writing skills.

Voted up, awesome and SOCIALLY SHARED.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Debby, thanks. I write everyday, I just don't publish every day.


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kidsnchocolate 4 years ago from Midwest, United States

This was cute- I can't say naughty cause I have a great sense of humor. But this was awesome and with being tied up only in certain rooms of my house right now, (broken tailbone) definately made my day!!!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Justin ~ You must be in one of your moods of creation. Very uniquely yours. Blessings, Debby


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Lady E. I'm glad you enjoyed these!


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Lovely and funny at the same time.

Cheers.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

audrey, I'm actually working on expanding that into a longer poem. it's quite naughty.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wonderful! Loved the plants and honeybees!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Linda, thanks. I really like Haiku because they force you to be concise. I don't like wordy poetry (I'm looking at you, Bill Shakespeare)

Tiill, I'm glad you enjoyed these. Thanks for the comment and compliment!

Susan, that was a fun one

Ama, thanks!


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AmaTainted 4 years ago from Texas

interesting thoughts...


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

My favorite one is the squirrel and eagle.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

As always well done. Each so very different and going in different directions! Each haiku makes you stop and think about what's going on. Loved them. Voted up.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi Justin! I enjoyed your Haikus! LOL! Rewinds the tape! Hahaha! Haikus are not as easy as they seem to fit 5-7-5 together are make the words work. I'm not an expert with them but they sure make the brain work!:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks frank. I'm glad you enjoyed it. great minds think alike. The first one is my favorite as well!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

I read so many of these in the passed few weeks and yours are great too.. the first one FANTASTIC!!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

HI Kavita! Thanks for commenting! I appreciate it!


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Kavita Trivedi 5 years ago from London

Great Haiku - very vivid and full of imagination


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Jay, thanks for the comment and the read. Much appreciated!


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jravity1 5 years ago from bellevue, MI

nicely put there guy

your haiku's speak the truth sir

interesting too.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Sunnie, thanks for reading. I just find Haiku to be a fun way to write and a great way to be concise and still be meaningful.

Cyndi, I agree with you. Thanks and you're most welcome!

Vinaya, that's my favorite, too. Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for stopping by!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I loved this one:

The plants fornicate

honeybees acting as pimps-

a gossamer sweater

Nice work!


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Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

Haikus are great fun to write. Yours are well done. Very enjoyable. Glad you shared them.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

These are really great PDX!..I would say you have the Haiku bug! Great job!

SUnnie


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Uban, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Funny and sweet to read. Great work!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Chris. Do you have any haikus I can read?


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chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

I love having fun with haikus too! Great work :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Molo. I wrote these all ont he same day actually. Just having fun with Haikus :-)


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molometer 5 years ago

Wow what great selection of Haiku poems.

Did these all come out at the same time or are they from different periods?

That barista hey?

And the tape guy. what a gent

Impressive work voted uo

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