Rainmakers – American Troiku – April 27, 2016

cicadas and locusts
nothing else will grow this year
without rainmakers

cicadas and locusts
choke in the black blizzards too
they ain’t rainmakers

nothing will grow this year
but bank mortgages
if rainmakers fail

without rainmakers
this land will just blow away
pack-up and follow

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #961 prayers for rain

American Haiku by Jack Kerouac – Posted by Alberto Savoi

Screen Door – Memories of childhood – July 13, 2015

Screen Door

Screen Door

summer days
slamming the screen door
they go out to play

© G.s.k. ‘15

“Shut the damn screen door and keep out the flies” … her summer memories.

barbecued ribs
flapping screen door
dancing the twist

whining spring
screeches on the screen door
crash! wood against wood

old screen door
hooked against the summer wind
tornado warnings

Don’t slam that door … her useless admonitions each summer evening.

memory of her …
each time the screen door slams
after fifty years

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Carpe Diem #775 Amido (screen door or window screen)

(Of course … these haiku [mostly American Haiku and American Sentences)  are not about “amido” which is a lovely rice paper screens used in Japanese shoji] whcih will be for another series … I think just about every American child of the 1950s probably heard, at least once, one of the phrases or sounds above … and for all I know some may still hear them, like I do every time the screen door slams in the summer.)