Category Archives: assorted haiku

HOOT OWL HAIKU

(Each themed 3-lined haiku is a poem in itself)

Hoot owl forest call

Softly heard on a work night

First time this season

–J.E.C.

Late night return home

Keeps the car interior cool

From jumping guide rails

Highway hawks on perch

Snow hides squeaking a la cart

Slim pickings in road kill

His practice at night

To listen for the night sounds

Has enriched for years

See your own vapor

Steam from the depths of our souls

Remembering time

–Jonathan Caswell

MID-FEBRUARY HAIKU ASSORTMENT

(Each individual three-line haiku is considered a poem on its own,

despite perhaps being related to a common theme.–J.E.C.)

(Additionally, haiku may or may not include punctuation—traditional haiku generally do not  have it –J.E.C.)

Presidents’ Day off

Waving away package trucks

Skeleton crew on

American loss,

Long weekends not historic…

Blurred history lost!

High snow banks turn brown

Road salt stains on pavement grey

Waiting for snow days

Plow trucks stand idle

Except for salting road ice

No more overtime?

Winter buds wonder

Is it time to grow and sprout?

Freeze burnt other years…!

Swans in ponds feeding

Youngsters finally on their own

Mommas drove them off

Easter candy sales

Set up before the fourteenth

Valentines half off

–Jonathan Caswell

FIRST HEAVY SNOW (HAIKU)

(Each three-line poem is its own separate haiku poem)

Rain-snow line moves north

Changing forecast shows its worth

Road  treatment’s head start!

–J.E.C.

Seeing who comes in

Depending on where they live,

Predictions spot on?

-J.E.C.

Pick ups early done

Before the roads get too bad

Less drivers–more plows!

-J.E.C.

–Jonathan Caswell

HALLOWEEN HAIKU

It’s never too late:

Halloween celebrating…

It’s family fun.

–J.E.C.

Before midnight comes

And it’s All Saints Holy Day

Let’s kneel down and pray!

–J.E.C.

Vandelism squashed

Families took back the night

The nineteen fifties!

–J.E.C.

Little ghosts need rest

Tomorrow’s another day

Put costumes away!

–J.E.C.

Imagination

Haiku inspired by the mind

Covered with…a mask

–J.E.C.

Gone all the candy,

Sugar high kids just can’t sleep…

Warm milk and stories!

–J.E.C.

Adults a grand time

Pushing the erotic edge

Skimpy means you’re cold!

–Jonathan Caswell

HAIKU FOR THE WEEKEND

Employees rush home

to bed…hopefully…early

Ready for winter?

–J.E.C.

Times with your children

Are precious, fun and so rare…

Give time this weekend!

–J.E.C.

Baths for all concerned

Older children separately

Hormones  may just  strike

–J.E.C.

–Jonathan Caswell

HAIKU FOR THE FALL SEASON

(Remember—although related in subject or theme, each three-lined haiku is a complete poem!)

Artistic regrets:

Procrastination’s dead fruit

served on dirty plates

-J.E.C.

Cabbage Nights approach

Halloween’s old history

Raising Hell for fun

–J.E.C.

Autumn leaves carpet

Clogging newly dug out drains

Hip boots, anyone?

–J.E.C.

All is not lost, Dear

There were fine colors this year

Someone photographed

–J.E.C.

–Jonathan E. Caswell

DESPERATE HAIKU

(Poet is desperate to write something…that is!)

Esther Ling I miss

Her fight against male-run worlds…

Wonder how she is?

–J.E.C.

Holly’s poetry

Passionate feelings a-fire

But just a poem!

–J.E.C.

I miss other blogs

Memory tends to down-bog

Following thousands!

–J.E.C.

Making love seems slim

Getting some back just his whim

Many obstacles

–J.E.C.

Youth passes him by

Dreams he of being able

As old as you feel?

–J.E.C.

Loving goes right on

Lighting the lamp with God’s love

The light on a hill

–J.E.C.

–Jonathan Caswell