Haiku, yuku, wi all kuku

A poem dashed off
in pajamas will not wait
for a coat and tie.

News breaks the promise
that the beast of tomorrow
won’t growl before dawn.

Immortality
begins with such simple words:
‘Once upon a time.’

The mind, not the ear
carries music to the heart.
The ear does not mind.

Reading a story
unchains gray cells, frees color
from dusty rainbows.

Who is buried in
Grant’s tomb, but as for the bones
of What, I Don’t Know.

When bad wolf huffs, puffs
blows house down, tweet local cops,
buy time with card tricks.

©Patrick A. McGuire and A Hint of Light 2013-2014, all rights reserved.

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7 Responses to Haiku, yuku, wi all kuku

  1. tenderlytina says:

    Card tricks work on the wolves? I’ll have to remember that.

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  2. willow1945 says:

    Very nice–some sweet, some nutty! “tweet local cops,” has it come to that?! Made me chuckle. Loved the “Who’s on first riff–did you see Rain Man, that movie from way back, when the autistic brother, played by Dustin Hoffman, is crazy about the recording of Who’s on First but doesn’t know it’s meant to be funny? Anyway, great work.

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  3. w8screens says:

    Schönes Wochenende wünsche ich 🙂

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