Cosmos’s Cheritas and Haiku

Cosmos’s Cheritas and Haiku

updated with my latest micro poetry

latest Micro Poems

Love Haiku

1. Thursday Evening
2. Waking Up to No You
3. One Moment, One day
4. You Are My Angel
5. Saying Goodbye for Now
6. Know I Must Say I do
7. I Can Not Get Rid
8. I Float Here and There
9. You Are My Everything
10. One Night in Lithia Springs
11. One Night I Dreamt of You
12. Where do you and I
13. Dream Girl Hanibun
14. Living with Pain Hanibun
15. Hiking Hills of My Youth Hanibun

Thursday Evening

Thursday early evening
Thinking dark thoughts only you
Can you cure these thoughts?
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Waking Up to No You

Waking up to no you
Absent in my bed at night
Absent from my dreams
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One Moment, One Day

One moment, one day
You walked out of my nightmares
And swept into life
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You Are My Angel

You are my Angel
Sent from God up in heaven
To conquer my life
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Saying Goodbye for Now

Saying goodbye now
Is the hardest thing to do
But I must do it
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Know I Must Say I do

I know I must say I do
But I don’t want to today
Just don’t have the strength

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Five Cinquain

Best Love
Love at First Sight
Met the girl of my dreams
My life began that autumn day
True Love
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True Dreams

True Dreams
I had a dream
Meet the Girl of my Dreams
She walked off that bus that day
True Dream
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Truth

Truth
Truth
True story
Love never ends
Love at First Sight
Love
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First Kiss

First Kiss
First time we kissed
Hot Electricity
Filled my soul with desire
Time stopped
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Time

Time
Began
That fine day
Never Ending
Love

Skinny Fake Things

Fake Things
everywhere
all
around
me
everywhere
I
hear
lies
fake Things
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More Coffee

More coffee
must have more
it consumes me
just need one more

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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

end updated haiku

Cosmos’s Cheritas and Haiku

Cheritas

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I was introduced to the Cherita poetry form last spring when the Cherita journal published some of my earlier Cheritas. Since that time I have written a number of others. The form is an Malaysian-Indonesian story telling form, but is written in many languages nowadays as it has become a global poetic form, similar to Haiku (see below). The cherita tells a story in five lines stanzas as follows

one line
two lines
three lines

it could also be reversed

three lines
two lines
one line

or 3-1-2, 2-1-3, or any other variable of the 1, 2, and 3 basic format.

and it has to tell a story.

One can write a longer story using a series of Cheritas, which I did later in this posting.

for more info on this fascinating poetic form, take a look at the Cherita journal
cherita journal

and for even more detail look at the DNA of Cherita posting

cherita DNA

and the Cherita know how section
cherita know how

Cosmos’s Cheritas and Haiku

The first set are Cheritas I wrote last spring, the last set is one I just submitted.

1. There is nothing more to be said
2. There is always one more time
3. Time waits for no one
4. I will Love you until the end of time
5. That is all I need to say
6. In the beginning of the world
7. Life Endures
8. The Future of NYC
9. the cancer that is Trump
10. 62 Years Young
11. Married the Girl of my Dreams

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

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There is always one more time

There is always one more time

There is always a second chance
For love and happiness

In this dark world of ours
We will find each other
Til the end of time itself

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Time Waits for No One (reversed Cherita)

Time waits for no one
That is what they say
That time waits for no one

But that is a lie
Time waits for you

And time waits for me too

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I will Love you until the end of time

I will Love you until the end of time

That is all I need to say
That is all that there is

Nothing but love in my heart
Waiting for me to say it
And for you to believe it

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In the beginning of the world

I saw you there
Walking off that bus

And that was the beginning
Of my life with you
And the end of the rest of the world

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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

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The Future of NYC

cherita re NYC
NYC

In the distant future

the world will end
with a massive flood

and NYC will slowly sink
beneath the waves
and humanity will die

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the cancer that is Trump

fake politics
fake President

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

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62 Years Young

62 Years young

I am 62 years young
62 years around the sun

sunrise cherita
sunrise cherita

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

Married the 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

Cosmos’s Haiku

I also love Haiku and short poetic forms. Here are some of my Haiku, Hanibun and other poems. Several have been published.

how to write a haiku

Angela Haiku

Every day I wake up
To the love of my long life
And say Thanks to God
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Every day I wake up

Every day I wake up
I see my fate in her face
Fall into her spell

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Met My Fate Haiku

I met my late fate
Seeing her face in a bar
And my fate ended

Published Hello Magazine Bonsai Haiku
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Living with Pain (Hanibun)

hanibun poetry form writers digest

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

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Hiking the Hills of My Youth (Hanibun)

tilden park cherita
tilden park

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

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There is nothing more to be said (reverse cherita 3-2-1 form)

Nothing more I can add
Nothing more I can say
Nothing more than this

I will love you
Until the end of time itself

and death does us part

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A message for you

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

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Love Endures Cherita

Love Endures

the longer I live

the more I learn

that nothing endures in life
other than the love
I share with you
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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
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Haiku Thinking of You

Thinking of you, dear
Wondering if you do too
Thinking of me too
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Coffee Haiku

I like my coffee
like my woman
hot as hell, sweat Heaven
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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
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Love Triclinia

One Summer Day
I saw a rose

rose haiku
rose

on the bus

I met my fate

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Nuclear War Looms

nuclear war looms
North Korea U.S. Launch Nukes
End of the world
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Zombies Apocalypse

the zombies unleashed
killing everyone they see
zombie apocalypse
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Evil Fog

evil fog descends
killing everyone at once
end of life on earth
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Zombie to the right

Zombies to the right
Zombies to the left of me
Zombies run amuk
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Ghosts in Scotland

While touring Scotland
Meeting Ghosts in the wild moors
I believe in ghosts

Dream Girl

Love Cheritas

the story of how we met

note: this is a true story. for further details see dreams and the unexplainable– a chicken soup for the soul book, published September 2017.

Index

1. I Married the Girl of My Dreams
2. It All Began in Berkeley, California
3. I Looked Up
4. She Disappeared
5. Who Are You?
6. Little Did I Know
7. Always the Same Dream .
8. I Knew She Was Waiting for Me
9. One Day I Had the Last Dream
10. That Morning Early in The Morning
11. I Was Born Again That Evening
12. I was Speechless.
13. My New Life Began the Next Day
14. The Next Day
15. But I Know That There Are Other Worlds
16. Had No Choice
17. In the Beginning of the World
18. 63 Years Young with You

I Married the 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  

It All Began in Berkeley, California

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It all began in Berkeley, California
in the spring time of 1974
one fateful afternoon

I was nodding off
in my high school physics class.
And saw her in my dream

I Looked Up

I looked up

and saw a tall, beautiful Asian woman
standing looking at me.

She was the most beautiful women
in the universe to me
I screamed out, who are you?

She Disappeared

She disappeared

like she was beamed
away from my dream.

I knew that someday
I would meet the girl
In the dream

Little Did I Know

Little did I know

I would have to wait
until 1982

Starting that month
I began having the same dream
Month and month and month.

Always the Same Dream .

Always the same Dream .

She was saying something
in a strange language.

Then one day
I had the dream
and knew that she was in Korea.

I Knew She Was Waiting for Me

I knew she was waiting for me

I chose to go Korea
In the Peace Corps,

Somehow knowing
That I would meet
her there.


One Day I Had the Last Dream

One day I had the last dream

It happened in the morning
A year after the Peace Corps ended

A month before I planned
to leave to return
to the U.S. for graduate school

That Morning Early in the Morning

That morning early in the morning

I had the last of these dreams.
This time I understood her.

She said,

“걱정 마. 우리는 곧 만날 것이다. “, “geogjeongma. ulineun god mannal geos-ida. ”
“Don’t worry. We’ll meet soon.”

I Was Born Again That evening

I Was Born Again that evening

As I was getting off the bus
To go to my class

I saw getting off the bus
The girl in my dream.
It was she!

I was Speechless.

I was speechless.

I did not know what to do.
Wanted to tell her

How could I tell her that
Hey, you are the girl
I have been dreaming about


Over the Course of the Evening

Over the course of the evening

I ran into her several times.
Finally, I was introduced to her.

I muttered some lame excuse
About wanting to find a Korean tutor
and got her number.


My New Life Began the Next Day

My new life began the next day

The next day she came to the gate
Of my base where I was teaching

She said that she had to speak with me.
I told to wait in the library
for about an hour


I Would Cancel Class

I would cancel class

and meet her then.
We went out for coffee.

She told me that she was madly
in love with me
And simply had to have me.

I Told Her I Felt the Same Way.

I told her I felt the same way.

I proposed five days later,
And got married one month later.

Does she believe this story?
She claims she does not believe it
Because it is impossible to be true.


But I Know That There Are Other Worlds

But I know that there are other worlds

and other times.
In a past life we must have been together somehow.

And our love was so strong
That it crossed over the barrier of past lives
Crossing over into our world .

She Found Me In 1974

She found me in 1974,

But it took until 1982
For us to actually meet.

And it has been 35 years
Since we met in the physical sphere
Or 43 years since the dream began

And I still recall the dream

I had no choice
When I met her

We were fated to be together
Until the end of this lifetime
And the next and the next


In the Beginning of the World

In the beginning of the world

I saw you there
Walking off that bus

And that was the beginning
Of my life with you
And the end of the rest of the world

63 Years Young with You

I am 63 years young

63 years around the sun
37 of those years

I have spent
With my Dream Girl
the love of my life

The End

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