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Uncle Lar
04-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Hello, Everyone!
I hope you'll find Haiku fun.
Go ahead; try some!

Nothing obscene, please.


Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
04-03-2007, 10:15 AM
Since no Haiku has
appeared, I will write Haiku
as necessary.

Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
04-03-2007, 10:27 AM
My Tuesday is quite
dreary, with rain and wind so
clearly present now.

Uncle Lar
04-03-2007, 10:28 AM
Do you wonder if
there is more to Life than is
presently at hand?

Uncle Lar
04-04-2007, 09:50 AM
Life is always a
challenge to me; the more I
learn, the less I know.

04-04-2007, 10:19 AM
Learn 'the less I know'
And make it yours, your mantra
Here ends the lesson

04-04-2007, 10:32 AM
bluebonnets shiver
in violet delight, high
cardinal diva

Uncle Lar
04-04-2007, 02:01 PM
It is always great
to see Haiku from others;
oh, the wondrous thoughts!

04-04-2007, 04:00 PM
---Isn't there already a much larger and very successful haiku thread?---

04-04-2007, 04:04 PM
yes, but this one doesn't need to follow the previous posters last line. ah, freedom. Or, maybe they don't even have to follow traditional 5-7-5 form...:)

04-04-2007, 04:06 PM
Ah!! How great. Thanks for telling me :). Ok, I'll hop in..

The grand jury replies,
"Even as whole truth is lost,
Man will cope with all"

Uncle Lar
04-04-2007, 06:01 PM
Hi! The only "Rule"
to follow in this Thread is,
"Be not obscene, please."



Uncle Lar

Il Penseroso
04-05-2007, 04:37 AM
thoughts slept tight
caught inorganic surplus
waking in a breeze.

Uncle Lar
04-05-2007, 10:06 AM
Lucky Sky so big,
with all its vast Beauty, Grace,
and wonderful Charm!


04-05-2007, 10:19 AM
the young walk blithe
on evil turf,
conforming ill to nature,
in a land of violent rife,
where purity only contains
one key;
that man must keep,
morality and will,
fight till death,
and never falter

Uncle Lar
04-05-2007, 04:07 PM
Thank God it's Thursday,
since tomorrow is Friday
and the Weekend comes!

04-05-2007, 07:30 PM
I despise Thursday,
Incidentally loathe Friday,
And the weekend is
my non-human anathema


Uncle Lar
04-06-2007, 09:47 AM
I happen to love
Friday, with its hope for a
wonderful Weekend!


Uncle Lar
04-06-2007, 09:50 AM
As the Spring arrives,
with weather wet and fair, I
emerge from slumber.

Uncle Lar
04-06-2007, 02:29 PM
Happy Easter and
Happy Passover to You
and all Your loved ones!

Please have a very
safe and Happy Holiday
Weekend, Everyone!


Uncle Lar

04-07-2007, 12:30 AM
gigantic man closed
over snuggling kitten~

Uncle Lar
04-09-2007, 09:49 AM
I sit here, with my
thoughts and keyboard, wondering
what today will bring.

Uncle Lar
04-09-2007, 03:07 PM
Haiku helps me use
Numbers to transmute my Thoughts
into better Words.

04-10-2007, 09:03 AM
the clouds on the lake
reach towards the clouds that hold
up the morning sky

Uncle Lar
04-10-2007, 09:25 AM
Today is my Day
of Happy Birth, so please post
and enjoy yourselves!

"Carpe Diem!"


Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
04-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Since Balance is good,
and Imbalance is bad, please
learn Moderation.


Uncle Lar
04-10-2007, 05:51 PM
As my Birthday ends,
I seek to learn and adapt

Have a wonderful evenng, Everyone!


Uncle Lar

04-10-2007, 06:26 PM
Sun, shine upon me
Clouds, part ways for beams of joy
Let hope rays descend!

04-11-2007, 07:18 AM
twilight- spring meadow
donkey flicks an ear
and sighs

Hope you had a nice birthday, Uncle Lar. :)

04-11-2007, 08:14 AM
Cyberspace- a webpage
Mouse-button clicks
And sighs

Uncle Lar
04-11-2007, 11:52 AM
Weird weather today,
with its swirling snow and sleet
on an April day!

Uncle Lar
04-11-2007, 05:48 PM
The Magus says, "As
Above, so Below"; therefore,
let Peace and Love reign.

04-11-2007, 08:29 PM
Here are a couple recent ones:

Why am I naked?
Frost covers all that is seen
Tough life for a tree

Time has quickly stopped
Not even a mouse may move
Control, Alt, Delete

The black chariot
Uncertain yet imminent
The Eleventh Hour

Suit and Tie dinner
Unable to leave, nearly free
A man’s final meal

Looking through crosshairs
Some would say I steal a soul
I take the picture

My hands, both broken
Crushed into a helpful face
No one will know time

Uncle Lar
04-12-2007, 10:35 AM
Another day comes
with ambition, effort, and
triumph to enjoy!

Uncle Lar
04-12-2007, 04:36 PM
Silence is golden;
at times it can embolden
my thoughts and myself.

04-12-2007, 05:01 PM
Don't silence the fool
with hempen fibres he makes
the noose he will wear

Uncle Lar
04-12-2007, 05:46 PM
Haiku, in my lay
opinion, can be used to
enlighten others.

Uncle Lar
04-13-2007, 10:45 AM
The Mystery of
Change is not Rocket Science;
just do your Best now!



Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
04-13-2007, 05:12 PM
Fearing Change is moot,
since the only Constant is
Change, per Asimov.

"The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
(Isaac Asimov)

Have a great Weekend!


Uncle Lar

04-14-2007, 08:45 PM
under the train track bridge,
jade river pulling riverweed,

Uncle Lar
04-16-2007, 09:56 AM
Thoughts ablazin', words
amazin', deeds brazen, Oh,
to be a Hero!

Uncle Lar
04-16-2007, 02:52 PM
As a new week starts,
I aim to operate with
wisdom discreetly.

04-16-2007, 07:13 PM
Every time a thought
Strikes me worthy of writing
My pen's ink runs dry

04-16-2007, 10:15 PM
Writers block hits hard
Below the belt of the mind
Muse's boxing gloves

Uncle Lar
04-17-2007, 10:00 AM
Writer's Block is meant
to be broken, therefore, think,
write, and enlighten!


Uncle Lar
04-18-2007, 12:02 PM
Ineptitude is
something which really disturbs
the core of myself.

04-18-2007, 01:20 PM
Flamboyance projects
pride and conceit,
antipathy and wrath,
and the other faculties
which degrade the body and soul...

Uncle Lar
04-18-2007, 02:53 PM
Hi! The only "Rule"
to follow in this Thread is,
"Be not obscene, please."

Also, please be sure
to use the standard Haiku
format from now on.


Thank you.


Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
04-19-2007, 09:57 AM
I hope I won't be
Haikuless; I really love
the Haiku format!


Uncle Lar
04-20-2007, 10:31 AM
Time Management, in
this high tech day and age, is
very important.

Uncle Lar
04-20-2007, 05:56 PM
The Weekend has come,
and I depart to enjoy
it; have a good one!


Uncle Lar


04-21-2007, 09:40 AM
Get a clue, Sherlock—
Shock poetry not stylish
Anymore here these days…

Write of love and pain—
Ecstasy and broken dreams
Show us—do not tell…

How does rejection
Really tear a heart—rip it
Apart, make you cry?

A tender moment,
How it seems to last forever—
Replayed in your dreams…

Tears fall like the rain—
Heart shatters, glass imprisoned—
Joy soars on the wind…

Let us have beauty—
Come tempt us—flirtatious words
Even darkness made real…

© 4/21/07

04-23-2007, 07:51 AM
we know where we are,
when life's Hell brings pain,
we have few to guide us
through immolation lane
Talk of happiness--
Elated thoughts,
to curtail the strain,
we feel from antagnostic eyes,
seeping life turned old,
from wisps of abound aesthetics,
to dreams turned obscured mold
--like Saruman's oscillating eye,
whites of pupils supplanted gold--

(sorry, I don't know the standard Haiku format)

04-23-2007, 09:22 AM
(sorry, I don't know the standard Haiku format)

'Dole, a Haiku has seventeen syllables, divided thus:
5 in the first line
7 in the second
5 in the third

To do a poem in Haiku, connect Haiku until you reach your point. Here, no form to follow. On the other thread, last line of the previous Haiku becomes the first line of the next, so follow suit. You can still get amazing results!

Taking time to explain
The rules and regulations—
Just shows that you care…

We are here for fun,
Writing is our green playground—
Leave none misinformed…

Common courtesy,
Once shown, will be remembered—
And returned in kind


Uncle Lar
04-23-2007, 10:23 AM
Haiku is not hard;
just follow the Haiku Rules
and craft your Language.

04-23-2007, 10:58 AM
Then you'll understand
How very easy it is
to start writing them

04-23-2007, 10:59 AM
I so love Haikus
I scribble them all the time
for my enjoyment

04-23-2007, 11:00 AM
I once wrote Haikus
over and over one day
Then my hand was tired

04-23-2007, 11:02 AM
Now I have to leave
For the bell tolleth for me
I now go to school

04-23-2007, 11:03 AM
(good bye!)

Uncle Lar
04-23-2007, 05:26 PM
Hopefully today
you have solved or will solve some
of your Mysteries.

04-23-2007, 05:35 PM
ever so gentle
he told the story of love
bouncing from the page

04-23-2007, 08:42 PM
bouncing from the page
it doth always ricochet
bouncing sweetness back

Uncle Lar
04-24-2007, 09:53 AM
Your Haiku is fine,
keep up the good work!



Uncle Lar

04-24-2007, 10:08 AM
thank you uncle lar,
your swaying, all seeing eye,
pervades my body

04-24-2007, 12:28 PM
happiness is good
tickles of a smiling face
all forgotten love

Uncle Lar
04-24-2007, 01:53 PM
It finally feels
like Spring, with the Sun shining
its warm rays on us!

04-24-2007, 03:33 PM
Give a helping hand
When you see someone needy
Next time could be you

So come lean on me—
Whenever you are not so strong—
I help carry you…

The day swiftly comes—
When we are all gonna need,
Somebody to lean on…

Talk to me my friend,
If you have a hard problem,
I am still on line…

Between us together.
We may find right solutions,
On how to solve it…

If you need a hand
In your moment of sorrow—
Cry on my shoulder

I will be your friend—
In Shadows or sunshine, rain
Or rainbow, still close…

Do you understand—
Differences make strength—
So come lean on me…


Uncle Lar
04-24-2007, 05:42 PM
Very nice Haiku,
Pendragon. Have you always
been so creative?

Uncle Lar
04-25-2007, 11:47 AM
Change just as Change is
necessary in order
to blend with Life well.

Uncle Lar
04-26-2007, 09:57 AM
Blend with Life through the
Embrace of Change and one can
transmute adeptly.

04-26-2007, 11:49 AM
Hello everyone

This is my first post. I’ll introduce myself a little later when I have more time.


Strong waves come again
Feel the stretch and pull and force
Squat, breath, push, release

Uncle Lar
04-26-2007, 12:05 PM
Very nice Haiku,
motherhubbard! welcome to
this Haiku Forum.



Uncle Lar

04-26-2007, 12:29 PM
the melting chasm,
climaxes volcanic points,
and permeates red,

on vast scalding earth,
where torn hearts and misery,
paints vile on black beds

04-26-2007, 12:51 PM
Thank you


A sphere of color
Floating on air like magic
Then suddenly…POP!

Uncle Lar
04-27-2007, 10:27 AM
Sometimes I wonder
if anyone really knows
anything at all.

04-27-2007, 11:40 AM
You see what you want
When your eyes review strangers—
Maybe an angel...


Uncle Lar
04-27-2007, 02:06 PM
Angels and Demons;
sometimes it is hard to know
which is which clearly.

Uncle Lar
04-27-2007, 05:32 PM
Have a great weekend,
everyone, and keep up the
good work from now on!


Uncle Lar

04-28-2007, 12:39 AM
How fun to express
My secret thoughts in Haiku
It makes me happy:yawnb:

04-29-2007, 02:57 PM
Cozy, warm, quiet
I stayed in bed longing for
Just five more minutes

04-29-2007, 09:36 PM
Oh, it’s finals week.
I have so much work to do.
How will I get done?

04-29-2007, 11:43 PM
I hold my baby
His needs are met in my arms
My milk sustains him

04-29-2007, 11:47 PM
Way to much homework
But I count my syllables
I need to study

Why do I do this?
There is much work to be done
I’ll just shut up now

04-29-2007, 11:50 PM
How embarrassing
Syllables I meant to say
Guess what I’m reading

04-29-2007, 11:58 PM
So never mind me
I wasn’t wrong after all
What was I thinking?

I said syllables
I thought I said syllabus
I am so confused

My brain is foggy
Homework and Haiku don’t mix
But here my heart is


Uncle Lar
04-30-2007, 11:09 AM
Haiku can be fun
for you and everyone; keep
the Haiku going!

04-30-2007, 11:16 AM
Youth unfolds into
Wisdom, patience, compassion
Understanding life

04-30-2007, 02:42 PM
I am so alone
Who can I depend upon?
And still I stand here

04-30-2007, 03:21 PM
I am only sad
Because I ignored my doubt
And believed in you

Uncle Lar
05-01-2007, 09:56 AM
Life always happens,
therefore, it is important
to maintain Balance.

05-01-2007, 05:28 PM
I Go Not Quietly Into the Night

What ever happens
I just want you to recall
All the best of times…

Do not waste your tears
Wondering “what if”—nothing
Changes destiny…

Some are born great, others
Have greatness thrust upon them—
Some remain unknown…

I had my moments—
The times I knew I had done
The impossible—

When I stood alone,
But I would never back down—
Standing for justice…

Maybe to the world,
I will never be famous—
Fame is so fleeting….

You will recall words
Written by a poor poet—
Poems outlive the man…

Who was I anyway
But forum verses written—
And an old photo?

And of course, disease,
My intellect and sad curse—
The Brilliant madness…

Bi-Polar. Mood-Swings.
Psychic pendulum motion—
Never really rests…

I live with stigma
Erected by foolish ones—
Unwilling to learn…

I go not to Death.
I fear no Grim Reaper’s Scythe—
Take me, he cannot…

When my time comes, then
The Dark Angel must fight me
Not quietly I pass…

Even Angels know
Fiery is human spirit—
And they reverence...

© 5/1/07

05-01-2007, 08:06 PM
Fat Pigs

Corpulent are they,
who show stretched gloss hides of pink
and wallow away,

in mud and feces,
till the bright green grass turns brown,
and putridity,

fills the lungs of passers,
medulla ostagata
Let us Devour!

05-01-2007, 11:18 PM
a special message to my girls:D

Haiku for Bailey
As well as for my Chaney
About your bedroom

Clean up your bedroom
You can’t even walk in there
You are so grounded

When your room is clean
You will feel so much better
Other chores await

Summer is coming
Please greet it with a clean house
Then have fun and play

Heed my fair warning
This house is just a big mess
We have to clean up

Don’t procrastinate
If you don’t clean your room then
Bye-bye Moonshine Beach

Here’s the last warning
And I’m about to turn mean
So get your chores done

Uncle Lar
05-02-2007, 09:57 AM
I love your Haikus;
they go above and beyond.
Keep up the great work!



Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
05-03-2007, 11:15 AM
Another Day comes
with Challenges, Pleasures, and
potential Triumphs!

05-03-2007, 03:14 PM
When I read your words
And hear your voices singing
I peek at your soul

What a strange feeling
To have a perfect stranger
Touch what is private

Uncle Lar
05-03-2007, 05:33 PM
Haikus, private and
public, help me contemplate
my Existence well.

05-03-2007, 10:30 PM
Hold my secrets close
For they are the sum of me
My humanity

05-04-2007, 09:55 AM
You push me away,
Because you cannot handle
Revealing the truth…

I cannot make it
A lovely picture, tainted
Already before painted…

Life is a gamble—
You play the hand that you get—
It could win or lose…

Sometimes the cards fail—
How you play them—that is skill
The brave are skillful…

It is easy bet
When you hold unbeatable cards—
To bluff with nothing…

That takes steel cold nerve
Never let them smell the fear—
Smile and douse the pain…

Then look the whole world
Right in their collective eye—
Say “Have a nice day.”


Uncle Lar
05-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Say, “Have a nice day!”
to your loved ones and other
people more often.

Uncle Lar
05-04-2007, 01:45 PM
Cinco de Mayo
celebrates The Battle of
Puebla with success!

05-04-2007, 01:56 PM
a forever smile
scrawled on the windswept beach
reaches out waving

Uncle Lar
05-04-2007, 05:17 PM
Have a very fun,
happy, and healthy Cinco
de Mayo Weekend!



Uncle Lar

05-04-2007, 06:54 PM
Luna receding;
nighthawks peck their shallow laughs,
rape her glow to fade

05-04-2007, 08:44 PM
The Great Pen's Smilies and Haiku Contributions

At the computer
sored eyes flash red from viewing,
the splendid palette

of chear peaked yellow
overlapping white-lined teeth
and chirpy delight---

he clicks once and drags,
happy smilies to the face
of great old Lit Net!

Those happy smilies,
are a secret something to
everyone here,

for it's jubilence
that shows. When he's here
the hearts of Lit Net glow...

(Man that sounded cheesy but I tried to do something different :D.)

05-05-2007, 10:52 AM
In secret sanctum,
Sitting as usual alone—
The Dragon reads the paean…

My friend, you may think
Your talent cheesy, worthless—
You brighten my sky…

I have lived long with
Sorrow, Darkness unending,
Fear for a watchdog…

I never realized,
How many ways one could hurt,
Until Pain moved in…

A note or a poem,
Gracious contributions—
Always welcome are…

Thanks from my heart, ‘Dole,
And may God richly reward you—
My brother and friend…

© 5/5/07


05-05-2007, 04:34 PM
So a child am I.
I've been dying to enter.
Still I can Haiku.:banana:

05-05-2007, 04:52 PM
Saturday, busy.:rage:
Monday so awfully bad,:flare:
Friday is restfull.:thumbs_up:

05-05-2007, 09:54 PM
It’s nice to see youth
Interested in writing
I know you’ll do well!:thumbs_up

05-06-2007, 11:30 AM
Bring on the newbies!
Forum dying—requires new
writers posting poems!


05-06-2007, 05:37 PM
Thanks so very much.
I enjoy writting like this.
I'm bored anyway!

05-07-2007, 09:30 AM
You are welcome, friend
Express yourself poetic
Yearning to read it!


Uncle Lar
05-07-2007, 09:57 AM
Good Morning, Writers!
I hope you had a really
fun and safe Weekend!

Uncle Lar
05-08-2007, 01:54 PM
Walking outside in
the warm weather made me feel
much better today!

05-08-2007, 02:09 PM
There is an eyeball
Near the top of pryamid
Watching us all write...

Uncle Lar
05-09-2007, 09:54 AM
This "Eyeball near the
top of Pyramid" hopes you
will write more Haiku!



Uncle Lar

05-09-2007, 01:29 PM
a day of resting
turned my heart to hear the sound
rest and peace did find

05-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Please do not beware,
A big ton 'o joy to share
So here it goes friends

Entitled haiku
I was so told about you
My mother, Hubbard

I dearly love me,
It is nice to feel so loved
Please, love yourself

Patience, a vertue
All put up with you with
Patience of the wise

I'm gona love me
No matter what I become
A smile :p ;) on my face

05-10-2007, 10:20 AM
Verses verbal—vile
Verisimilar valid—
Valor vacant, vain…

Uncle Lar
05-10-2007, 10:33 AM
Another day comes,
with potential trouble and
joy; may I choose well!

05-10-2007, 11:17 PM
vivaciously verse,
versatile, volatile

(my stock of v-vocabulary words is limited :D)

05-11-2007, 11:35 AM
who can know the heart
deceptively unspoken
capriciously vague

Uncle Lar
05-11-2007, 01:54 PM
In some cultures, the
heart and mind mean the same thing;
oh how wisdom works!

05-11-2007, 02:44 PM
I tried to write but
the computer has frozen
damn you microsoft.

Uncle Lar
05-11-2007, 05:12 PM
Have a great weekend,
everyone! I hope you will
have a lot of fun!


Uncle Lar

05-11-2007, 05:23 PM
Weekend brings freedom
Many possibilities
I can’t wait to start

05-11-2007, 10:29 PM
avocado is
so tasty, oh yes. I am
a sandwich, bite me.

05-11-2007, 10:42 PM
avocado is
so tasty, oh yes. I am
a sandwich, bite me.


05-12-2007, 12:03 PM
Sage Atop Mountain

Why do they inquire—
As if I were some Guru
Sitting atop cliffs…

Above all chaos,
Contemplating mysteries—
Cosmic and Divine…

When they get answers,
Knowledge displeases their palette,
Cannot digest truth…

If you want falsehoods,
Then ask others your deep questions—
I tell only truths…

You cannot take truth—
That much is self-evident;
Let the old sage rest…

Comfort offered I,
Refused, rejected, spurned—
Seek your own path now

Lessons life teaches all,
Some learn quickly; some never—
Balance must become…

Every yin has yang,
Every action, reaction—
Your choices will make you

Pendragon © 5/12/07

05-12-2007, 01:15 PM
moored, aleak, rusting
one harboured skeleton I.
unanchored, shall grow sails.

05-13-2007, 11:07 AM
My Life

entitled to think,
misunderstood, mistaken, lost—
but it is my life…

whether correct or
incorrect differs little—
I live my own life…

think whatever I think,
who died and left you in charge?
get out of my life…

not correct? really?
momentous revelation—
this is my life, Mac…

I simply require
nobody’s instructions telling
how to live my life…

go peddle papers
some other street corner, pal—
but this is my life…

For Idril

© 5/13/07

Uncle Lar
05-14-2007, 10:11 AM
Over the Weekend,
I took some time to really
analyze my Thoughts.

I must become more
positive with my Mind and
influence my Thoughts.

I must learn to know
and attract what I really
want, and behave well.


05-15-2007, 10:46 AM
What Is Truth

Wondering and waiting,
Doing serious assessments—
Why am I still here?

Heartache and headache,
Holding tightly to maybe—
Have I learned nothing?

Broken dreams, memories—
How it was, how it could be—
How about the truth?

Smile and speak a lie,
Tell them all everything’s all right—
Hide secrets within…

Hope that they never
See the man inside that bleeds—
Stumble onward, try…

Darkness’ Shadows grow,
Ignites cerebral forest fire,
Runs my nerves, live wires—

They do not understand,
Comprehension never wins—
How long will I last?

Shock and burning brain
Takes its toll, ravages me—
Help arrives—in time?

They have waiting lists,
Emergency—sorry, no
Trying to hold on…

© 5/15/07

Uncle Lar
05-15-2007, 10:58 AM
No matter how hard
life can be, I realize it
could be a lot worse!

05-15-2007, 11:38 AM
Vacancy: Ames room.
Accommodations vary.
High ceilings, high floors.

05-16-2007, 01:07 AM
impeccably immersive,
implacably intuitive,
innately inventive--
intrepid Inca..

ooops not a haiku :D

05-16-2007, 01:34 AM
We sit and pour thoughts
much like tea from the teapot
our musings are shared.

Uncle Lar
05-16-2007, 10:31 AM
Good Conversation
Plus pleasant Interaction
Equals great Haiku!

05-16-2007, 10:55 AM

Want conversation?
Most say "Hey, talk to the hand!"
Can I talk to you?

“Yeah. Oh, far too busy,
Sometime later, why not call?”
I am right here.

Rushing away to
Nowhere in particular—
“See you soon! Good-bye!”


© 5/16/07

Uncle Lar
05-16-2007, 11:16 AM
In this Haiku Lair,
All have vast Knowledge to share;
I welcome your Words.

05-16-2007, 11:40 AM
Come to terms with it
Forty dollars a barrel
Is not coming back

05-16-2007, 03:24 PM
ahhh, the new day shines
hope eternal no gas here
money has no sense/cents

Uncle Lar
05-16-2007, 03:51 PM
No matter how much
Money I earn, I could use
Fifteen percent more!

05-16-2007, 04:01 PM
15 percent more
not asking 4 much u no
females making less

Uncle Lar
05-16-2007, 05:44 PM
On this Wednesday, I
Marvel at all your Haiku;
Keep up the great work!



Uncle Lar

05-17-2007, 01:30 AM
A noisy frog courts
in the withering day's light
safety in the night

Yes, Uncle Lar, I so agree with your sentiments. Before I joined LitNet, I rarely divulged my passion for haiku. And that is what it is, ha ha, a passion for haiku. All posters here, rock on!! ;)

05-17-2007, 10:00 AM
I hear the cat eat
Dog Food out of the dog dish--
We should buy one kind

Because catfood wastes
Unless the dog goes to munch--
They require one dish

It is funny how
Pets can get along better
Than most humans can!

Uncle Lar
05-17-2007, 10:36 AM
Yes, Uncle Lar, I so agree with your sentiments. Before I joined LitNet, I rarely divulged my passion for haiku. And that is what it is, ha ha, a passion for haiku. All posters here, rock on!! ;)

Thank You for your words,
kiz paws; I look forward to
more Haiku from you!



Uncle Lar

Uncle Lar
05-17-2007, 10:37 AM
Yesterday was great,
Today can be better, so
Let's post more Haiku!

05-17-2007, 11:52 AM
It is funny how
Pets can get along better
Than most humans can!

I mused over this
identical mystery
that sweetens my love

for all the creatures
great and small on the planet
we can learn from them

and to Uncle Lar
I thank you for your kind words
my muse is willing :)

05-17-2007, 12:40 PM
flowers bloom gladly
amongst the rich country fields
smiling at the day

one flower rests so pure
leisurely growing within
brave colors abound

Uncle Lar
05-17-2007, 01:55 PM
Align every part
Of yourselves for Victory


Keep up the great work, Everyone!


Uncle Lar

05-18-2007, 09:56 AM
Phone Call

Complain about it—
but nobody really listens—
“Sorry! Can you hold?”

“What was your question?
That is not our department—
Sorry! Can you hold?”

“May I assist you?
The problem is probably
Your end. Can you hold?”

“Customer Service,
Brian speaking. You have what?
Ship it back to us.

“Must be original
package. Everything as it was.
About two, three weeks.

“We cannot accept
if you lose original package.
Right, Have a nice day.”

Sorry, dear Brian—
But it’s too late now for me
To have a nice day…

© 5/18/07


Uncle Lar
05-18-2007, 11:02 AM
Please let there be much
More to me than meets the Eye
Uncle Lar
© 5/18/07

05-18-2007, 03:50 PM
wet fallen leaves wait
for winters snow cool cover
layer upon layer rests

Uncle Lar
05-18-2007, 04:24 PM
Yesterday night was
Cold near where I live, to the
Point that frost appeared!

05-18-2007, 04:41 PM
Bon Jovi says it—
just the way things really are—
bon mots from rock stars?

Stranger things happen...
"When the world gets in my face
say 'Have a nice day!'"

How about that for
Turn the other cheek with a
Touch of attitude...

Venom flames my face,
I still believe Amazing Grace—
But I bow to none...

Curse me, I forgive,
Let you walk on untouched—
But—Have a nice day...

© 5/18/07

Uncle Lar
05-18-2007, 05:04 PM
As the Weekend comes,
I wish Health, Wealth, and Joy to
All of you today.

Have a GREAT Weekend!


Uncle Lar

05-20-2007, 09:49 AM
Thank you, Uncle Lar.
Well, it turned out nice again
As George Formby'd say.

05-20-2007, 11:32 AM
Don't try holding
Emotions inside yourself
'Til you hit Ground Zero…

Burning furious,
Totally out of control—
Setting on Ground Zero…

Destruction highway,
Demolition flaming hell—
Countdown to Ground Zero…

Anybody got a plan?
Save the world and save this man?
Ticking down—Ground Zero…

© 5/20/07

05-21-2007, 01:29 AM
Twittering sparrow
perched precariously now
sings of loneliness

A smile slowly forms
dissolving melancholy
I can start anew

Uncle Lar
05-21-2007, 10:07 AM
Good Morning, Writers!
I hope your Weekends were fun.
Enjoy Your Monday!


Uncle Lar

05-21-2007, 12:39 PM
raining hard and fast
i felt a small bit annoyed
then i remembered

how beautiful plants
become after a spring wash
they sing out with joy

05-21-2007, 01:17 PM
Row of tiny sprouts,
Barely poking leaflets out,
Corn crop coming in...

Cardinal flashes bright red,
Sings a song of "Wet, wet, wet."
Crops are needing rain...

Tiny Tendrils form,
Pumpkin vines sown among corn,
Halloween in time...

Catbird harmony,
Imitate any sound at all,
That he ever hears…

Life in the country,
The air is clear, plant my seed
Call it “Heavenly”…

05-21-2007, 01:21 PM
pen, thank you...i can smell the rain...

awoke to the sound
the birds reflect a new life
eagerly i wait

Uncle Lar
05-22-2007, 10:28 AM
Eagerly I wait
For my new Life to begin;
May it be better!

05-22-2007, 12:31 PM
may it be better
this time around said the rock
last time was tougher

Uncle Lar
05-22-2007, 02:26 PM
Swirling in my Head
Are many Phrases; which ones
Should become Haiku?

05-22-2007, 05:59 PM
gee, it's almost time
i run to catch the swift wind
it is hard to find

05-23-2007, 12:21 AM
Tossing and turning
the crackling leaves spin downward
to brighten the path

Orange red and brown
the brilliant colours of fall
sad skeletal limbs

The ragged branches
claw silently at the sky
searching for some warmth

Finally the thaw
the geese can find their way back
my forest awakes

How rich the foliage
lush trees and flowers blooming
green fills the senses

Il Penseroso
05-23-2007, 12:47 AM
rain turns slick shingles
to tin, bouncing water claps
on an empty cup.

Uncle Lar
05-23-2007, 09:58 AM
April showers make
Way for May flowers today;
May they bloom better!

05-23-2007, 12:01 PM
today i turned back
the old clock from yesterday
it started to tick

Uncle Lar
05-23-2007, 04:02 PM
Time is precious, for
It can be easily lost
If one is careless.

Il Penseroso
05-23-2007, 05:34 PM
Leafless spindles climb
air, tackling the void with care,
streaming toward white clouds.

Uncle Lar
05-24-2007, 11:04 AM
My Mind constantly
Seeks the correct Answers to
My many Questions!

05-24-2007, 11:47 AM
lighting the candle
the light ended the darkness
patiently waiting

Uncle Lar
05-24-2007, 04:59 PM
Adopt, awaken,
Assimilate and adapt
Adeptly always!

05-24-2007, 08:22 PM
gee its time to go
my eyes are crying for rest
until tomorrow

Uncle Lar
05-25-2007, 11:39 AM
Thank God It's Friday,
Especially one with a
Holiday Weekend!

05-25-2007, 12:59 PM
who can tell the truth
of what occurred yesterday
can i bring it back

05-25-2007, 01:41 PM
pen, thank you...i can smell the rain...

awoke to the sound
the birds reflect a new life
eagerly i wait

Thank you. Best review I've had of a poem!

Trying to keep time—
Cricket singing in bathtub—
Fingers dance rhythm…

Frog quartet joins in—
Down by the old river bend—
Bullfrog singing bass…

Up on the Mountain,
I hear an Eagle calling—
Scream becomes music…

My old guitar tries—
I cannot master music
Mother Nature sends…

Uncle Lar
05-25-2007, 04:59 PM
Please have a safe and
Relaxing Memorial
Day Weekend, People!


Uncle Lar

05-25-2007, 05:18 PM
The memories come
Crashing through my solitude
How can I escape?

Uncle Lar
05-25-2007, 05:55 PM
Taming the Mind takes
Patience, Persistence, and a
Great deal of Practice!

05-25-2007, 09:35 PM
Song so persistant
In my mind, body, and soul.
Words to poetry.:banana:

05-25-2007, 10:40 PM
pervasive the vice,
manifested envy,
abate and atone.

05-26-2007, 10:37 AM
find your voice somewhere—
show us how you can glisten
lamp to light our path...

not echoes in wind,
haunting whispers misguiding—
lose us in a fog…

in darkness even
a firefly glowing gives hope—
do not hide talent…

on a candlestick,
flambeau held up giving light,
a beacon, poet…

the world needs more light—
who provides illumination—
if we hide our light?

05-26-2007, 05:41 PM
One hundred today
Or would have been had he lived
Happy Birthday Duke

Uncle Lar
05-29-2007, 10:20 AM
As May comes to an
End, let's hope this Summer will
Be memorable.

05-29-2007, 10:50 AM
Empty Nest

May has come and gone—
The sand pours through the hourglass,
So very swiftly…

Seems like yesterday,
My son was a little boy—
Graduates this year…

Bounced him on my knee,
Now six foot four, I look up
At the man he is…

I held my girl tight,
Rocked her gently to sleep, my—
Twenty, I am old…

The baby boy grown,
Towers taller than me now—
And he’s just fifteen…

You spend so much time,
In effort as walk and talk—
Then “Sit down, shut up!”

The day comes, they go,
Silence makes awful sounds—
Little feet, now gone…

© 5/29/07

05-29-2007, 10:52 AM
I loved that

05-29-2007, 12:22 PM
the mute wind smiled
racing by the bright blue sky
caught the fleeting tail

Uncle Lar
05-29-2007, 03:04 PM
My Family is
Well, yet, I am not content;
How will I find peace?

05-29-2007, 04:03 PM
brilliant tall and proud
half grown he chose the service
for the name freedom

05-29-2007, 04:19 PM
Searching for Peace

Are you sure you haven’t?
Gentle Zephyr blowing by,
Fragrance drifts near…

Colors paint Sunset
On idyllic autumn afternoons—
Yet is this not peace?

Birds singing chorus
Insects and evening frogs join—
Joyful noise resounds…

Walk silent woodlands,
See what noisy people miss—
Chipmunk, lizard, deer…

Heron stalking creek,
Fox out hunting cottontails,
Showy Orchis bloom…

Down a trail waterfalls,
Whispers secrets in the mist,
Known to you alone…

Tucked away, hid
Now where few remember them
Monoliths share thoughts…

Sometimes forget where
The beaten pathway takes you—
Find peace on your own

© 5/29/07

Dedicated to my friend, Uncle Lar. Best Wishes. Pen.


Uncle Lar
05-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Thank you, dear Sir, for
Your kind words of Peace. I hope
All is well with you.


Uncle Lar

05-29-2007, 07:14 PM
stepped on a penny
was likely worth a million
little did i know

05-29-2007, 07:55 PM
falling petals drift
languidly upon the wind
direction no end

05-30-2007, 09:08 AM
Pen got me to thinking so this is also for my friend Lar

My friend, so you need
comfort and encouragement
Please take time to pray

Worry swells within
heart so heavy as to sink
Unburden yourself

Not a sparrow falls
That goes unnoticed by Him
Much greater are you

When sorrow is great
Rely more upon His strength
Instead of your own

I am so sorry
That you have to suffer so
But this will not last

The climb to the top
Takes so much effort and time
There’s Glory up there

But you must have peace
Along your tedious climb
Find the joy in Him

Until you find peace
you can count on your friends here
To offer support

05-30-2007, 09:11 AM
support got me to thinking

My husband tells me,
"Put on your big girl panties
and just deal with it."

Sympathetic man?
I’ve never heard him called that.
I’ll just deal with that.

05-30-2007, 09:25 AM
I wasnt sure whether to post it in a different thread, ultimately decided to post it here anyway. This is close to a haiku but in a 5-7-7 syllable format.
Post ur comments if u wish, but I already know that its *very* typical and stuff, just posting it because... as they say- "sharing is caring"! :lol:

Trapped in time's trammel
Fighting to be free I yell
While the fears in me swell.

I try not to care
Try to overlook the fear
Seeking relief everywhere.

Time flies by, they say,
The vexing pasts shooed away
Leaving nothing on their way.

So i shut my eyes
Gulping the upsurge of sighs,
Waiting for Phoebus to rise.

Pretty banal, eh? :( Any suggestions? :idea:

P.S. Oh and should I perhaps open a new thread for this? comments in here might hurt the main topic of this thread...

05-30-2007, 09:55 AM
I wasnt sure whether to post it in a different thread, ultimately decided to post it here anyway. This is close to a haiku but in a 5-7-7 syllable format.
Post ur comments if u wish, but I already know that its *very* typical and stuff, just posting it because... as they say- "sharing is caring"! :lol:

Trapped in time's trammel
Fighting to be free I yell
While the fears in me swell.

I try not to care
Try to overlook the fear
Seeking relief everywhere.

Time flies by, they say,
The vexing pasts shooed away
Leaving nothing on their way.

So i shut my eyes
Gulping the upsurge of sighs,
Waiting for Phoebus to rise.

Pretty banal, eh? :( Any suggestions? :idea:

P.S. Oh and should I perhaps open a new thread for this? comments in here might hurt the main topic of this thread... Your first line has 6 syllables. The nitpickers would say seven, because you used a contraction. Play with form all you wish. Invent a new form. Try winning the form poetry contest and then make us use that new form to write poetry! Someone years ago had to lay out the rules for haiku, tanka, cinquain, sonnet, etc. Good Luck! http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l108/AbsalomKane/Smilies/Astronat.gif

05-30-2007, 10:05 AM

support is never
a harshly spoken language—
soft words repel wrath…

gentle like spring rain,
not torrential downpour—
that causes only flooding…

when the tears won’t stop
because of unmended wounds,
first aid is required…

rejection is fire
burning fiercely out of hand
love will find a way…

© 5/30/07

05-30-2007, 01:30 PM
big girl panties smile
when no one is looking thru
enchanting flowers

Uncle Lar
05-30-2007, 02:13 PM
Thank you for your words,
Motherhubbard; I hope this
Trial will end soon.

Uncle Lar
05-30-2007, 02:14 PM
Since Memorial
Day Weekend happened, this week
Will be very short!

05-30-2007, 04:20 PM
blue is a color
that brings so much to the pen
writing continues

05-30-2007, 06:02 PM
it is but a dream
waiting patiently to rise
from twilight slumber

forms and figures pass
wondering through paths unnamed
spoken with sounds read

allusions denied
yesterdays and tomorrows
designs thread as one

consider the time
of this days present moment
create the vision

together it comes
all at once to know for sure
its in his strong hands

05-31-2007, 01:22 AM
On Friday it ends
my time on my loved compy
During a long fast

Forty days is long
to be off the computer
and watch no movies

But I will succeed
with God's strength in my body
and within my heart

So farewell to you
To all my dearest of friends
Until summers done

05-31-2007, 02:27 AM
To AdoreroDio,

First I’d like to say,
Loved to see your conquest, friend,

The pathway you chose
Is hard, of that I am sure;
But you will make it. :thumbs_up

So, good luck to you.
We will all miss you for sure.
God be with you, pal. :)

Take care ADio (is easier and somehow sounds warmer to me, can I call u that? :) )


Uncle Lar
05-31-2007, 10:00 AM
I wish you all the
Best, AdoreroDio;
Enjoy your Summer!


Uncle Lar

06-01-2007, 11:07 AM
it is but a dream
waiting patiently to rise
from twilight slumber

forms and figures pass
wondering through paths unnamed
spoken with sounds read

allusions denied
yesterdays and tomorrows
designs thread as one

consider the time
of this days present moment
create the vision

together it comes
all at once to know for sure
its in his strong hands


06-01-2007, 01:18 PM
to pen who creates
with a flourish of free words
lines unlimited

he gives of himself
to written faces unknown
bits of time and rhyme

a smiling heart sees
there is a sense of good will
a fortune within

thank you....

Uncle Lar
06-01-2007, 01:40 PM
Thank you, Everyone,
For taking the time out of
Your day for Haiku!



Uncle Lar

06-01-2007, 02:01 PM
your day for haiku
has come at long last here now
pick a word you like

Uncle Lar
06-01-2007, 05:49 PM
Have a great weekend,
All you wonderful Haiku
Scribes; enjoy yourselves!


Uncle Lar

06-02-2007, 01:33 AM
memory fading
snowy coiffure replaces
raven hair so fine

flickers of mem'ry
brighten your sweet wizened face
you are glad I came

when you hold my hand
I don't really want to go
so much to be said

you bid me farewell
and I see a tiny child
hiding in your face

Ösk is the Icelandic word for wish, and that was my grandma's name :)

06-02-2007, 01:35 AM
lovely, I could almost feel that soft old lady skin when you held hands. very nice, your osk would be touched!

06-02-2007, 01:56 AM
We are a blessed group
to have such caring posters
as motherhubbard

[Actually, there are many more here who are kind and caring, bless you all ] :) Kizzo

06-02-2007, 02:08 AM
I want to say more
Express myself completely
I want you to hear

Can I find the words
And will you understand them
Opinion concise

This, a new chapter
Playing out before my eyes

No longer a child
I have become my full self
I have found my voice

So interesting
To find one’s self in this place
Capable and strong

This is my moment
Life beyond what I have known
Ready for the morn’.

06-02-2007, 02:25 AM
I’ve sat here too long.
My rear has begun to hurt.
I should go to bed.

I don’t want to leave.
I want to read what you write
Expanding the mind.

So curse you lit net,
And my addiction to you!
How can I resist?

06-02-2007, 09:07 AM
memory fading
snowy coiffure replaces
raven hair so fine

flickers of mem'ry
brighten your sweet wizened face
you are glad I came

when you hold my hand
I don't really want to go
so much to be said

you bid me farewell
and I see a tiny child
hiding in your face

Ösk is the Icelandic word for wish, and that was my grandma's name :)http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l108/AbsalomKane/Smilies/Bravo.gif

06-02-2007, 09:26 AM
You ever notice:
Sadness arrives unbidden,
Hope has to be sought…

Things we require most
Tuck themselves away somewhere—
Evil is forever bold…

I thought myself kind,
But the mirror man not so—
I don’t understand…

Stranger looking at
Me, countenance says it’s me—
Why am I confused?

Say the right words, still
Somehow I always end wrong—
I curse this tongue…

Maybe you don’t know,
Maybe you cannot see me—
Man behind the mask…

I am here anyway
More than words on Computer screens—
I feel the agony…

© 6/2/07

06-02-2007, 03:34 PM
So calm, so quiet
I'm lost in the shelves of books
In the library

06-03-2007, 10:00 AM
It's only forever—
You can exist with the pain,
Not fatal, you know…

Deal with the shunning—
Natural reactions—what
Did you expect? Roses?

It is for the best
Isolation may heal what
Medicine cannot…

Face up to the facts:
You were dealt a bad hand, but
You must play the cards…

Switch seats with me?
Viewpoint become different?
It’s only forever…

© 6/3/07

06-03-2007, 12:21 PM
Of all the heavens,
Let me cherish the one drop
Of dew in a leaf.

Lucid as it is,
Hanging by the very edge,
Swaying timidly;

Scented with autumn,
Mirroring the cosmic world
In its tiny frame.

Limning my feelings,
Like a never-shed tear,
Or unspoken word…

Heaven mine, let me
Once more to your wondrous self
Admit adorance.

Uncle Lar
06-04-2007, 09:54 AM
Wow! You Haiku scribes
Were on fire this weekend;
Keep up the great work!



Uncle Lar

06-04-2007, 09:58 AM
good morning uncle
hope the weekend relaxed you
glad you're back with us

06-04-2007, 10:21 AM
All the Life in me
Reverberated anew,
And Eden drew close.

I wonder why I feel so wonderfully wonderful today!! :D

06-04-2007, 10:40 AM
Sunshine filters through
Cloud cover promising dampness—
Cardinal sings “Wet, wet”…

Cannot pierce fog,
Enshrouding my mountains—
Wet blanket covered…

The hikers out there,
On their tireless journey from
Georgia up to Maine…

Along the brown thread,
That curves along woodlands—
And passes nearby me…

To conquer the trail.
You must conquer Virginia,
More than a fourth…

Good fortune to all,
I have walked your pathway
Ever, ever on...

© 6/4/07

06-04-2007, 01:40 PM
can one stop the breath
each day as we awaken
the heart continues

the days pass quickly
in the land of emotions
there are but two sides

there is the darkness
bringing fear and misery
anxious to make friends

requesting your life
spinning a chain of deceit
hoping for your bond

shall we sit as one
feel the closeness of our thoughts
seamless in their world

soon it becomes real
this place of darkness and gloom
the cruel comfort

how does one escape
this one hapless companion
is there no one there

06-04-2007, 02:10 PM
Challenging friendship
Reveal nothing of yourself
So mysterious

06-04-2007, 07:36 PM
everything unseen
reflected pools shimmering
are the fallen leaves

soundless weightless words
heard without understanding
measured tipped the scale

06-05-2007, 08:34 AM
Know not where it ends--
Journey of a sojourner,
Skyline smiles at me.

06-05-2007, 09:02 AM
can one stop the breath
each day as we awaken
the heart continues

the days pass quickly
in the land of emotions
there are but two sides

there is the darkness
bringing fear and misery
anxious to make friends

requesting your life
spinning a chain of deceit
hoping for your bond

shall we sit as one
feel the closeness of our thoughts
seamless in their world

soon it becomes real
this place of darkness and gloom
the cruel comfort

how does one escape
this one hapless companion
is there no one there


06-05-2007, 09:12 AM
Give someone roses
While fragrance may be enjoyed—
Useless after death…

Tell them of your love,
While yet them may respond for—
No tombstone responds…

Share what you want now—
Tomorrow is not promised—
Graves make cold companions…

But we have today,
Who needs distant tomorrows,
Here and now is fine…

© 6/5/07


Uncle Lar
06-05-2007, 10:05 AM
June is finally
Here, kids get out of school, and
Warmer weather comes.

06-05-2007, 11:49 AM
This golden ev’ning,
Let it please last forever,
Let me feel the gold!

06-05-2007, 01:28 PM
for you to know
the thoughts of man
are universal in their heart

you're not alone in your pain
it is a gainful way

though it's ache is pure and hard
momentary is the misty dim

held tight gripping firm
the window releases the view

so then begins another wish
of your delightful admonition

i do know and yes i am
to be another day

06-06-2007, 09:29 AM
Bird Diversity

Eagle soars so high
yet vision is very keen,
Won't miss a mouse move...

Little Falcon swift,
None can match her diving speed—
No prey escapes her...

Albatross wingspread,
Greatest that avian possess,
Upon the wind soars...

Tiny Hummingbird,
Can hover silent, reverse—
Fastest wings ever...

Ostrich speed swift,
But its wings total useless,
Bird diversity ...

© 6/6/07

06-06-2007, 09:38 AM
I am going to submit a haiku it probably sounds cheesy!!

Bang! the thunder strikes
Drip-Drop! they fall to the ground
Storms of my mind blow...

06-07-2007, 06:25 AM
An evil divine
in the allure of her eyes,
lustful and pure

A fire burns
in the caress of her arms,
timid and sure

Stray dreams in the night
in the passion of her kiss:
mirage that was her.

Uncle Lar
06-07-2007, 10:01 AM
Good Morning, Writers!
Yesterday, I was ill and
Did not post. Sorry.

I am feeling much
Better today. I hope all
Is so well with you.


Uncle Lar

06-07-2007, 10:04 AM
Twain Quote Revisited

when in doubt, speak true,
the best part of that being—
you know what you said...

because if you lie,
you have to remember all
details exactly...

should you leave one out,
you will trip over that tongue—
caught in your own words...

besides, no one will
believe a confirmed liar—
even speaking truth...

© 6/7/07

06-07-2007, 08:08 PM
Albino bunnies,
Sitting in a snowy field,
are invisible.

06-10-2007, 09:58 AM

Call me cynical,
Pessimistic, whatever—
The tunnel grows dark…

Keep looking for light,
Prayers, poems, promises—
No blaze of glory…

Wars and rumors, yes—
You ain’t kidding, we got ‘em—
Earthquakes, pestilence…

End of all Time Come?
Could be yes, could be no, but
Are you ready if…

Because the problem
With unknown factors is this:
One day Someday comes…

© 6/10/07


06-10-2007, 11:40 AM

One day Someday comes…

gosh i loved this line! :D

The fears returned
and forgotten promises
haunted their way back.

06-11-2007, 06:25 AM
The wonderful world
is too much for my frail quill
to put into words.