Haiku, haiku very much

Just thinking. What if poets wrote technical instruction manuals? Take your basic lawn mower foruhzample:

Operating instructions for your Haiku 575® Lawn Mowing Machine

How to assemble
And use with minimal pain
Your happy doodad

Honored grass cutter,
Open manual to learn
Open heart to know

Join Part A to B
Announce to Parts C and D
Their time is at hand

Never light match, please,
To peek in gasoline tank
Before writing Will

Grip cord by handle
Hard yank reaps sound of silence
And humility

Again, mighty pull
But again only bees buzz
Neighbors watch and smile

Adjust choke, jerk cord
Blue smoke and awful racket
Neighbors shut their doors

Or, maybe not.

©Patrick A. McGuire and A Hint of Light 2013, all rights reserved.

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6 Responses to Haiku, haiku very much

  1. Excellent, Pat. You’ll be hard pressed to go beyond this one!


    • PMcG says:

      Popeye, you ol’ sailor man (notice I didn’t say old but ol’–there’s a 6 year difference)thanks for your thoughts. Have you thought of trying fresh spinach rather than canned?


  2. EdG. says:

    You are really on the CUTTING EDGE.I am here all week , tell your friends.


  3. Miss Lou says:

    I suppose you said everything that need to be said. You could be onto something! That’s much simpler to read that 75 pages of jargon!


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