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


anthonynorth said...

From the satirical to the serious, a good collection.

Maggie said...

Enjoyed your collection on smoke.

I have watched the treasures burn as our home burned when I was a child.

SandyCarlson said...

What a range of themes and moods, Edward! Smoke sure does carry a lot of meanings in our lives.

Pam said...

As usual, I am amazed at how your mind works. The serious third poem is very deep and the last is so humorous.

WillThink4Wine said...

Your collections are always so good and so varied, Edward! I can relate to the rich history of the first with patriotic pride, as I am from the Boston area. I have been in a home which caught fire and watched as the firemen fought to save it. I have been the girl in the bathroom, but never caught! :] I have prepared a few inedible meals when learning to cook. But the third, all I can do is cry over such horrendous acts.

Very well done!

Deborah Godin said...

As always look forward to where you're goint to take us! These are wonderful!

Beth P. said...

Your aggregate of work with each theme is always inspiring, Edward.

Liked them all, but the last one really made me smile, not sure why.

Thank you--

Tumblewords: said...

Nicely done, as always! The many faces of smoke...

Quiet Paths said...

As always something to chew on with each verse - even if it might be toast! I really admired these.

Raven said...

What a wonderful range of small gems. I think the 2nd was my favorite.

Amias said...

Edward I always enjoy reading you, so as I was reading these gems, I wondered at what it would be like if I joined the last lines together ...

-a revolution born.
-thinking of treasures.
-recall auschwitz smoke.
-principal comes in.
-oh no! toast instead.

Even in the most serious and profound moments, one can find humor. Life it seems is so very wonderful!

Jim said...

Edward, these are nice, like a chain, they fit together and lead us through life experiences.
I can relate to several, pipe smoke, destroyed home, been to Auschwitz, got caught by school bully while I was smoking in the bathroom, and Mrs. Jim's first home cooked meal had a 'little problem' that was very embarrassing as my parents were there.

one more believer said...

a range of emotions in a smokey screen of words... poetry as it should be...