Morning Haiku and Waka for HA – Noise – April 15, 2015


beep – beep … vrummm … screech!
choking in the smog at noon
lovely city spring

a shrill scree – kree!
humph – that bird today at dawn
irritating cock*

chitter chattering
dawn to dusk crowing  buzzing
life in the country

ting tang ting tang ting —
insistent bells announce
the nine o’clock train

ta-thump ta-thump
hear this inner drum beat –

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Heeding Haiku with HA … noise

* British for rooster

Morning Haiku and Waka – January 14, 2015

Fountain Path

tinkling on the path
an old water fountain flows
alone in Riva

the gravelly beach
swishing splashing water sings
evening high tides

plop plop kurplunk
new rings in the lily pond
fat old frogs croak

chitter cackling call
piercing the early dawn
mysterious bird
calls a greeting to the sun
landing in the courtyard

© G.s.k. ‘15

Linked to Bastet’s Waka Library

Inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


The Cat, The Dog and The Yellow Bird – fun poem – January 9, 2015

The Cat, The Dog and The Yellow Bird

Yum Yum kitty
Was a naughty little cat
Meowing in the kitchen
He spat at the dog.

Bow-wow went Ol’ Spot
He wagged his stubby tale,
Then crunched his moldy bone
And went plop on the couch.

Twitty Titty yellow bird
Chitter-chattered in his cage
Watched all the fun below
‘Til the cat caught him in his gaze
With a purr in his belly
Kitty leaped up with a whoosh
Going poing off the bars
He went smack on the ground.

Ol’ Spot growled and barked
Twitty Titty squawked and  screeched
‘Til the mistress with a pitter patter
Ran to see the cause of all the clatter …

In a blink of an eye, seeing what was the matter,
She wacked that naughty kitty
With her broom and swept him
Swoosh, right out the door!

© G.s.k. ‘15

Onomatopoeia for Chris