cosmic Haiku and other short poems

Cosmic Haiku and Other Short Poems

I am a big fan of Haiku, Tanka, and other short poetical forms inspired by the Japanese and others.   here are some of my short poems. Some have been published, most have not.

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April 2018 Poems

2017 April Poems

April 2019 Poems

haiku wiki

Japanese short poetry forms

Trump

The President of the United States
Republican Leader of the Free world
Uber ales nations
Muttering insanities
Preposterous Nonsensical tweets

Putin

Post Modern Leader
Uniting all the Russians
Triumphant against all enemies
Including the Great Satan
Nevertheless always living in fear

Somonka for Angela

I have dreamt of you

For almost seven long years
And now you are here

What can I do about this
Only thing to do love you
You are all I want

All that I
need in this life

Thank to all the gods
For bringing you in my life
From now to the end of time

63 Years Haut

63 years old
taught me a few things
life is
to short
to carry a grudge
live and love a lot

Love Chinquapin

My Love
Haunting my dreams
endlessly talking to me
Then walked out of the dreams into
my Life

Four Haiku and a Tanka

walking on the path
in the world peace forest
snowing cherry trees

the world at peace
walking with love of my life
all is right with me

the falling cherry trees
along the path of the forest
reminds us of love

endless noise on TV
quiet on the path outside
peace in my soul

Dangerous Times Tanka

In dangerous times
we retreat to our corners
convinced we are right
everyone else is evil
everyone else must die

Fake Pain Haiku version

Fibromilyagia

I have fake pain all day long

Don’t know if it is real

Angela Haiku

Every day I wake up

To the love of my long life

And say Thanks to God

 

Haiku Thinking of You

Thinking of you, dear

Wondering if you do too

Thinking of me too

Every Day I Wake Up

Every day I wake up

I see my fate in her face

Fall into her spell

Met My Fate  Haiku

I met my late fate

Seeing her face in a bar 

And my fate ended

Published Hello Magazine Bonsai Haiku

Living with Pain Hanibun

Back in 1996 I had the accident that changed everything.  I went jogging one morning. It was dark outside, and I thought that I knew the trail.  Big mistake.  I fell down a ledge hidden where the trail should have been.  I shattered me heal in a million pieces.  I was rushed to an ER and told that I need an emergency operation and would be bed ridden for four months.

My wife was in San Antonio at the time serving in the Army, I was in DC working for the State Department.  I flew in a wheel chair to San Antonio where they proclaimed that they had to wait a week for the swelling to go down before they could operate.  The Air force doctors wanted to try a new procedure – using shark cartridge as a bone supplement.  The operation was a success until I quit taking antibiotics six months later.  I was in DC by myself then.  I went to the hospital for an unrelated thing -removal of a cist I think.  But the doctors took one look at me and proclaimed that the staph had become a multiple drug resistant staph and I needed an urgent operation.  The next day I had the third of 15 operations.  I endured six months at Walter Reed hospital but that was in the 90’s prior to the wars of the 21st century filled the base up. They had few customers and I got to know the doctors well.

I know pain

Intimately aware of every ache

Every pain

Ever since that day

When I went under the knife

And had the 14 operations

That saved my life

But I am not one to complain

I became one with the pain

Which I endure to this day

Knowing that I am alive

Having cheated death

Twenty times in life

Waiting for the grim reaper

To finally claim me

But that day has not come

And until then

I will endure

Hiking the Hills of My Youth

I grew up in Berkeley, California in the 60’s.  Ever since I was a youngster I would wander the hills of Berkeley hiking for hours by myself and sometimes with my friends.  I explored every nook and cranny every corner of the hills and got to know nature in its infinite beauty.

Ever since those days I have longed for the day that I could spend my days hiking and wondering the hills.  Now that I am retired and living in Korea I can go for a long walk in the hills every day I want.  It is not the same as the hills I grew up, no vistas of the Bay and it is in Korea to boot but most days it is sufficient as I head out early afternoon and conquer four or five miles of hills just enjoying that fact that I can still move and am still very much alive at age 62.

I grew up hiking the hills of Berkeley, California

Grew up knowing every corner of the hills

And the infinite beauty of the Bay Area

And now I find myself in a strange land

With time on my hands

I wander the hills above the airport

In Incheon Korea

And wander about here and there

Just being grateful

That I am still alive

And kicking at age 62

There is nothing more to be said

There is nothing more to be said

Nothing more I can add

Nothing more than this

I will love you

Until the end of time itself

and death does us part

A message for you

A message for you
from the universe itself
in the eastern sea

Love Endures

Love Endures

the longer I live

the more I learn 

that nothing endures in life

other than the love 

I share with you

the cancer that is Trump

The cancer that is Trump

Will continue to fester

and continue to cause turmoil

that is the nature 

of the malignant cancer

that is the Trump Presidency

62 Years Young

62 Years young 

I am 62 years young

62 years around the sun

37 of those years

I have spent

with the love of my life

Married the Girl of my Dreams

true love romance story

I married the girl of my Dreams

first dreamt of her 

back in 1974

Eight years later

she walked off a bus

and into my life 

Success

In 62 years around the sun

I have learned a few things

About life and the universe

The most important thing in life

Is to have a successful love life

That is all one needs after all

Haiku Thinking of You

Thinking of you, dear

Wondering if you do too

Thinking of me too

Coffee Haiku

I like my coffee

Like my women hot as hell

sweet Like Heaven

Spring Doositsu

Waking up seeing you there

Watching you as you wake up

Fills me with such sweat desire

Overcoming my mind

I sit watching you all day

Thinking of you all day long

Wild erotic imaginings

Love making to come

That old blues song come to mind

I just want to make love to you

I just want to make love to you

Nothing more than that that

I end this morning with this thought

You are still the most wonderful

The most beautiful creature

In the whole universe

Love Triclinia

One Summer Day

I saw a rose on the bus

I met my fate

Nuclear War Looms

nuclear war looms

North Korea U.S. Launch Nukes

End of the world

Zombies Apocalypse

the zombies unleashed

killing everyone they see

zombie apocalypse

Evil Fog

evil fog descends

killing everyone at once

end of life on earth

Zombie to the right

Zombies to the right

Zombies to the left of me

Zombies run amuck

Ghosts in Scotland

While touring Scotland

Meeting Ghosts in the wild moors

I believe in ghosts

angela


angela 
the love of my life
came to me out of a dream 
walked off a bus into my life
filling my life with red passion

Thanks Haiku

Every morning

I wake up alive with you

I give thanks to the Gods

Damn it all to Hell

Damn it all to Hell

My damn computer

Ate all my damn files

I am still trapped

I am still trapped

Stuck inside my computer

My damn computer

I love my computer

I love  computer

When it works for me

Usually nothing

Computer hates me

Computer hates me

He wants to kill my files

Wants to kill me too

Computer hates me 2

Computer hates me

It wants to drive me insane

Wants to kill my files

For once I would Like

For once I would Like

To have my computer work right

Do what is should do

Perhaps if I am nice

Perhaps if I am nice

To my computer

It will be nice to me

Perhaps today it will

Perhaps today it will

Not give haiku messages 

That it loves to sprout

My bad computer

My bad computer

Is so damn evil

Almost killed me

What a Fate I have

What a Fate I have

To become a slave to it

To my damn computer

I love my machine

I love my machine

My mad as a hat machine

Bat shit crazy machine

My dear computer

My dear computer

Loves to send me these love notes

Computer haiku

My favorite Haiku

My favorite Haiku

General failure reading

Disk drive fatal error

Computer Tanka

For once in my life

I would like my computer

To turn on and work

Do what it supposed to do

Without sprouting haiku

I hate my computer

I hate my computer

It seems to hate me as well

Just refuses to work

Ornery son of a bitch machine

ornery machine

Trying to drive me quite insane

My computer loves

My computer loves

me not at all wants to kill

me and all my files

wants to take my soul away

turn me into its evil clone

My bad computer

My bad computer

Has been infected with a virus

Wants to kill my soul

Transforming consuming

Taking me inside its soul

My mad computer

Infected with a virus

Everything it touches

Corrupted by mad zombies

Controlled by evil AI 

Revenge is mine

Revenge is mine

Screams the mad evil machine

As it lurks to life

Trying to hunt me down

Death to all human beings

Every day I wake up

Every day I wake up

I see my fate in her face

Fall into her spell

Met My Fate  Haiku

I met my late fate

Seeing her face in a bar 

And my fate ended

Published Hello Magazine Bonsai Haiku

 

True Sucess

The most important thing in life

Is to have a successful love life

That is all one needs after all

Haiku Thinking of You

Thinking of you, dear

Wondering if you do too

Thinking of me too

Spring Doositsu

Waking up seeing you there

Watching you as you wake up

Fills me with such sweat desire

Overcoming my mind

I sit watching you all day

Thinking of you all day long

Wild erotic imaginings

Love making to come

That old blues song come to mind

I just want to make love to you

I just want to make love to you

Nothing more than that that

I end this morning with this thought

You are still the most wonderful

The most beautiful creature

In the whole universe

Dream Girl

In search of dream girl

I spent seven years looking

she walked into Life 

 

impossible dreams

impossible dreams

sometimes they do come to life

sometimes come true

Impossible dreams 2

Impossible dreams

I have had a few come true

Dreamt of meeting wife

And in my dream life

And in my dream life

She walked out of my dreaming

Night time vision came true

Life is but a dream

Life is But a Dream

That is what they say my dear

And I have lived dreams

Dreaming of meeting her

Dreaming of meeting her

Then she walks out of the dream

And into my arms

Recently I learned that I was part Jewish

That was long rumored in our family tree

Never confirmed until DNA came again

But whether my Jewish ancestors lived

Or died in the holocaust I have no heard

Never again will we live through that pain

Neo Fascism Must Be Defeated Again

In this day and age of fake news

And neo fascism rising yet again

It is important to bear witness

To the undeniable fact

That the holocaust can never ever come again

That is what we must vow every day

Never again

The Neo Fascists are let loose

By their champion the man in Orange

Whose racist mutterings have let loose

The ranting nutty voices of the right

Championing their god given right

To rule and regulate all that they see

Married Girl of My Dreams

I married the girl of my Dreams

first dreamt of her back in 1974

Eight years later

she walked off a bus

and into my life

 62 Years young

I am 62 years young

62 years around the sun

37 of those years I have spent with the love of my life —

Love Endures

the longer I live

the more I learn 

that nothing endures in life

other than the love 

I share with you

The Future of NYC

In the distant future

the world will end

with a massive flood

and NYC will slowly sink

beneath the waves

and mankind will die 

Best Friend for 55 years    

I have known Robert S since the first grade

over 55 years sharing life’s journeys 

introduced me to demon rum and weed  

Was there when I dreamt of my wife  

and there during my 14 operations 

My Memory Bank

Matt and I met in Latin class in the 9th grade

he managed my first election as BHS president

He knows most of my secrets 

and reminds me of my past misdeeds 

keeping me humble and alive 

Best Friend in the Universe

I met my best friend, my soul mate 

in a dream in high school

eight years later she walked off a bus

and entered my life 35 years ago

Still, my best friend I ever had 

26 Alphabetical Haiku

A

The Love of My Life

A is for Angela

Love her Forever

B

B is for breathing

Sometimes I forget to do so

And will pay the price 

C

C is for Charlie

All the Charlies in the world

Every last one of them

D

D is for my Friend

Demel Tucker was his name

He died way too soon

E

E is for ever green

The Eucalyptus.  trees

That cover the East Bay

F

F is for friendship

All my friends in the world

I remember you

G

G is for golfing

Sometime I never could do

But always wanted

H

H is for Hotels

The best and the worst everywhere

Here there and in SF

I

I is for Indians

Indian and American

And the Cherokees 

J

J is for Japan

Japanese Food and Sake

Hot Sake tonight

K

Best Korean Food

K is for Korea

Soju Malkali

120 L

L is for Latin

The language I struggle with

Latina lovers

M

M for your mama

My crazy Mother as well

Everyone’s mothers

N

N is for never

Ever ever use the N Word

Even amongst friends

O

for Ohio

Okaholma City too

And Oregon

P

Pennsylvania

Pittsburg and Phillie Cheese Steaks

True Decadece

R

R for Russia

The Russian gate

Scandal de jour

Q

Q is for Queers

My best LGBT friends

Where ever they live

127 S

S for Satanic

I don’t believe you exist

Powers and spells

T

T is for Turkey

The country and bird

The Thanksgiving feasts

U

U is unwarry

So Unfriendly

So very un-cool

V

V is for victory

V is for vegan veggies

Very green smoothies

132 W

Whatever will be

Whoever you want to be

Whatever  you want

133 X

X marks the spot here

Burried treasures and loot

Or just mad dreams

134 Y

Y is for saying Yes

Yes to everything under the sun

And throughout the night

136 Z

Z is for the show Zoo

Still haunts my every night mare

The animals kill

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