Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Haunting Image

Riding on the train,
Saw picture of burned woman
- holds pic of old self.

Copyright 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Murphy's Haiku #54

Working hours online,
Completing important form
-computer shuts down.

Copyright 2009.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Holy Smoke! More Haiku

One Single Impression: Smoke

Pipesmoke filled garret,
Patriots sign Suffolk Resolves
-a revolution born.

He stood on the street,
Simply watching his home burn
-thinking of treasures.

Sitting in silence,
In temple sanctuary
-recall auschwitz smoke.

Young boys in bathroom,
Pass cigarette around twice
-principal comes in.

Meal would win him bride,
Funny smell from the kitchen!
-oh no! toast instead.

Copyright 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Child's Special Moment

Sitting in small chairs,
Parents and teacher talking
-as child shows drawings.

Copyright 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

At Last...Spring!

Late March chill over,
The warm weather caresses
-balm for winter's sores.

Copyright 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hard Time

Little girl in chair,
Crying for the lost play time
-an angel fallen.

Copyright 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Uh Oh #3

You had to throw it,
Nick used the Double Dog Dare
-called to principal.

Copyright 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh No!

Many use Facebook,
Facebook loses face, gives bill
-many go elsewhere.

Copyright 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Things We Do For Love

Dragon's mouth shot flame,
She plunged the sword through its' side
-to rescue her prince.

Copyright 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Equality And Justice For All.

One Single Impression: Equals

Mabel stood her ground,
Met the sherriff's angry stare
-let my people vote!

Raj faced British guard,
Officer's truncheon came down
-returned two more times.

For living wages,
Employees spoke with one voice
-voting union.

She stared from the page,
Telling me her sad story
-so many children.

Dictator now dead,
People pulled down his statues
-now for Bill of Rights.

Taunted and teased,
Billy ran hard and won race
-special Olympics.

Copyright 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Uh Oh #2

Police call at ten,
Want to ask questions at station
-somebody saw you.

Copyright 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009


An auditor called,
He would like to have a "chat"
-bring all your receipts.

Copyright 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Documents piled high,
Lost in bank bureaucracy
-mortgage labyrinth.

Copyright 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Good Night...Sleep Tight?

Once she's put to bed,
She pops out and runs around
-'for she falls asleep.

Copyright 2009.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

For Josef Sudek, Photographer (1896-1976).

Digital Camera 2 I caught the tree's eye
As I sat there on a bench
-in magic garden.

Copyright 2008

Josef Sudek 1964
Self Portrait
From Josef Sudek: Poet Of Prague
Aperture 2004

Josef Sudek 1964

Self Portrait

Monday, March 16, 2009

Only The Beginning

Driving home at night,
Mind weighed down by day's debris
-it's only monday!

Copyright 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Farewells, Sad And Happy.

Married twenty years,
Each day a silent goodbye
-lovers, now strangers.

He stood by her grave,
Not believing she was gone
-her moist eyes and smile.

Lukas stood on deck,
Saw Statue Of Liberty
-goodbye poverty

Copyright 2009.

One Single Impression: Goodbyes

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Battle Of The Pundits

Talking heads chatter,
Verbally jousting and shouting
-contest of egos.

Copyright 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Jaws Of Math

Looking at numbers,
The way they never add up
-end of the month blues.

Copyright 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Murphy's Haiku #53

After twenty miles,
I took a break, looked around,
-back at starting point.

Copyright 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Break

As snow melts on ground,
Papa helps small girl peddle
-tricycle racer.

Copyright 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Paths We Take

Alone in his room,
Old man reads letter from youth
-rejected her love.

Walking along path,
I came to a fork, pondred,
-saw snail, followed it.

Copyright 2009

One Single Impression: Fork In The Road

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lifetime Memories

Friends post old photos,
Picnics, parties and frisbee
-a lifetime ago.

Copyright 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Museum At Home

A sitting room wall,
Adorned with paintings and crafts
-a life's souvenirs.

Copyright 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Life Cycle Of A Snow Flake

Snowflake falls to ground,
Used by children for snowman
-then, black roadside mound.

Copyright 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Child's Wonder

As Papa reads book,
Small child looks out the window,
-winter wonderland.

Copyright 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Unexpected Holiday

Children celebrate,
Town officials have cancelled school
-snowballs fly from forts.

Copyright 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Creating In Circles

Pieces of a Labyrinth
Photography: Edward S. Gault

Somebody comes by,
He sees stones, then builds something.
It stands for that day,
As we all walk by and see it.
Next day, somebody comes by....