Tag Archives: Haiku

Oh no

I was doing the dishes after supper — doing an outstanding job by the way — when K-Mac asked “Where did you learn to wash dishes?” “I’m self taught,” I replied, using a steak knife like an ice pick to … Continue reading

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Listen up, you maggots

The Japanese form of poetry known as haiku conveys observations about nature and/or boneheadosity in a 17-syllable verse. Traditionally, haiku are expressed in three non-rhyming lines of five, seven and five syllables. Here is a rare example of an ancient … Continue reading

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Apostles playing shuffleboard

Persuaded by several factors, I decided to sell my Nobel Prize (NOZE). Factor One: I’d gotten all the glory I was ever going to get from it. My wife was proud, but she wasn’t going to get up every day … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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