Morning Haiku and Waka – Senryu/Kyoka – January 9, 2016

Freezing Thoughts

white winter rose
her frozen heart melting
once warmed by the careless sun
who never understood her

winter rose
walking down the streets
under red lanterns


a frozen tap
improvised water-falls
in my basement

Taps looming
it’s that drunken old soldier
humming and weaving


just after dawn
laughing ducks slide on the pond
ice breaking event

© G.s.k. ‘16

TJ’s Household Haiku – Tap
 Carpe Diem #893 Fuyusoubi (winter rose)
 Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – B&P Shadorma and Beyond


Haiku Horizons – haiku and waka – January 8, 2016

look as I might
I still can’t find it …
– a poet’s soul

that important find
exaltation for a day
then – a new hunt starts

destiny found
inside fortune cookies
– writing pidgin verse

lost and found offices
full of abandoned objects
their owners misplaced
they’re often never sought
people lack faith in mankind

stopped smoking
new harmony found
without nicotine

© G.s.k. ‘16

Goody good blah blah blahs – Kyoka/Senryu/Shadorma – January 8, 2016

calendar poets
penning New Year platitudes
gotta eat – I know
but, is that a good reason
to waste all of those trees?

calendar pulchritude
with tepid affirmations
each season painted
in arrhythmic platitudes
[sad punitive devices]

but first …

swallow your pill
then write aquamarine lies
in cursive caps

oh my lands …
do they never tire
of cute dogs
and kittens
don’t forget yoga – om y’all!
fuzzy warm deceits

© G.s.k. ‘16

1.Punitive 2. Tepid 3. Calendar 4. Season 5. Sad 6. Arrhythmic (any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat.7. Cursive 8. Tomorrow 9. Swallow 10. Aquamarine 11. Affirmation 12. Pulchritude (physical beauty; comeliness.)

Haiku Horizons – string – December 14, 2015

Fairy Tale Alley - Innsbruck

just tiny strings
hold the tales together
at the winter fair

a string of pearls
beauty proffered by a clam
or poets

bright red shoe strings
brightening her white sneakers
for the Christmas ball

strung along
the fly fell into the trap
the spider’s dinner

© G.s.k. ‘15

Morning Haiku and Waka – ground – December 1, 2015

carpet of leaves


leaves on the ground
a dusty carpet of dreams


kitten sneezes
sniffing the ground pepper mill


first snow flakes
melting on the warm ground
winter yet to come
kept at bay by the sunshine
El Niño whispers – Holé

© G.s.k. ‘15

Wordles with Senryu – August 19, 2015



separate the world
between the soft and the hard
then start bickering

in this lonely bed
awake – awaiting to hear
the sound of his breath

the frayed cord
signals that the mast will fall
the albatross laughs

to fall asleep
perhaps to dream … ah
wasn’t that Hamlet?

© G.s.k. ‘15

THE WEEK’S WORDS for Whirligig # 19 come from “Supple Cord” by Naomi Shihab Nye: separate, breath, hear, floor, asleep, bickering, signal, bed, awake, soft, cord, frayed

Morning Haiku and Waka – with a wordle – August 10, 2015



lonely heart
desolate as a desert
awaiting rain

morning joy
feeling the sun on my skin
at first light
listen to the birds sing
this too is love

reveal to me
the still waters of peace
lead me homewards
soon this winter will pass
and seasons cease

horns blasted
the thorn in the tire denied
moving the car
intelligent drivers
grew scarce that day

© G.s.k. ‘15

Prompt 69 – Weekend Wordle #10

Desolate, Intelligent, Joy, Reveal, Feeling, Lead, Still, Soon, Horn and Thorn.

Humour in Waka – August 8, 2015


two lost soles waiting
on the door step.


midnight laughter in the park
the revellers
like wayward children playing
under moonshine fumes


waddling ducks
he pursues his lady-love
quaking with laughter


weaving in the night
those drunken tourists roamed
but made no cloth

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for:

On The Trail With Basho Encore #11 drinking friends (humor)

and here is a delightful haiku by Basho:

sake nomi ni    katara n kakaru    taki no hana

drinking friends
to talk I’ll hang over like this
a waterfall of flowers

© Basho

and our host:

on the way home
drunken sailors bend over
to vomit

it’s a strange sight
like a waterfall they fall
drunken sailors

Ah! that sight
a waterfall of flowers
when vomiting

© Chèvrefeuille