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haiku (stone #40)

This haiku is largely an inside joke. Sorry about that.

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warm miso soup
cold soba & the taste of avocado
way better than Chipotle (TM)

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POEM: is that weird?

is that weird?

there is precisely one-tenth of one percent less gravity
under my feet in your proximity

the sun slants through my window differently
when you’re here

I can juggle four tennis balls if you’re watching
none if you’re not

my dog falls asleep standing up — and smiling —
when you pet him

I can get two radio stations from Malaysia on my toaster oven
when you’re in my kitchen

all my refrigerator magnets gather together and form a heart
when you put the tofu back in my fridge

I have been known to speak dead languages
just to hear you laugh

come to think of it, it IS sorta weird

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POEM: universal love poem #7b

universal love poem #7b

I (verb) you more than
an (adjective) (noun)

when you’re (proximity)
my (noun) (adverbly) (verbs)

before you (verbed)
I used to think (hypothesis)

now I realize the truth:
(cliché)

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haiku (stone #37)

There are many difficulties associated with meditation. Also, I guess this technically is a senryu rather than a haiku, the difference being that haiku have an element of nature and senryu are usually about human nature.

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count the breaths … four
think of kissing you
…one

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POEM: morning erotica

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morning erotica

an affection for the pleasures of the flesh
not the receiving, which has its own charms

but the giving: a gentle caress, a tentative kiss
the soft flick of the tongue on sensitive skin

the winter sun comes through my bedroom window
I awaken slowly, savor the lingering taste of you

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two haiku (stone #35)

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salty dream
awaken to the chime
…sit

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deoxy-
ribonucleic acid:
me

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haiku: 3 February 2011

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This haiku is a commentary on a haiku by George Swede, anthologized in Cor Van Den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology. First, Swede’s haiku:

Summer night:
in my eyes starlight
hundreds of years old

million-year light:
cast toward snow-bound streets
before man’s dawn

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haiku (stone #34)

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February storm
potato and red onion
in miso soup

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haiku: 2 February 2011

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bath in winter
water drains from the tub
my legs are heavy

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stone #33

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Kinkaku-ji glows golden on my computer screen
illuminates a Japan-shaped hole in my heart

a class full of boys who’d never talked to girls
all but one fell in love with our tour guide

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stone #32

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the tree outside my window survived the new sidewalk
now its bare arms catch the falling snow

by the look of it, the tree was planted shortly after I was
so I will bare my arms, run outside, help it if I can

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POEM: Threadgill’s birds

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Inspired by “Fee Fi Fo Fum” from The Complete Novus And Columbia Recordings Of Henry Threadgill & Air.

Threadgill’s birds

an ocean of crows flows overhead
wings beating black against the coming night
I see them in small sections through
the window, missing its valance

Henry Threadgill plays the flute
and a disembodied woman’s voice is singing
notes looping around one another like
sparrows swooping after unseen bugs

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