Haiku, December ’05

small phone buzz
ominously cheerful

isn’t a word!
bubble giggles

still feel empty
just after eating
you’re not here

car writing
dirt road
regresses years

sweeping smell of salt
endless, boundless blue
slight chill

too long sitting
knees groan
imprinted skin

now a sister
she’s big enough
to take care of him too

new neighbourhood
this one trimmed round the edges
like sandwiches without a crust

op shops
smell like
memories and desperation

after you’ve gone
waking up
the morning’s breathing


2 Responses to “Haiku, December ’05”

  1. 1 en September 28, 2007 at 8:19 am

    I thought haikus have 17 syllabus in them.

  2. 2 pizazz October 1, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Japanese haiku (plural is haiku, no S) mostly have the standard 5-7-5 configuration. However such a technique that works in Japanese doesn’t have quite the same effect in English, the languages and their rhythms being very different. Most of the haiku-in-English I have seen published is not in 5-7-5. The main purpose of a haiku is to paint a vivid image using few and simple words.

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