On the Shelf. A haiku trilogy.

Lost

Another friend lost
Empty space upon the shelf
Whispered remembrance

Alone

Walking in my sleep
Dreaming alone as always
Isolationist

Reflections

Friendship, charity?
Mature reflections adrift
Empty shelf beckons


Friendships can be hard to find and to keep, especially as one grows older. If you’re an introvert it can make it even harder. It’s not easy to find someone you connect with and let it grow to a point where you can say you are ‘real’ friends, rather than acquaintances.

I recently lost a good friend. Lots of reasons why: circumstances, distance, family commitments, time. I’m not really sure why people ‘disconnect’. In a world where communication over distance is so much easier than before, you wouldn’t think it would be an issue.

But that’s how the cookie crumbles. I have less friends in my life now than I ever had, but the ones I have left remain true. And sometimes that’s all you can hope for.

Steve

Three Loves. A Haiku Trilogy.

Film Lover
Movie watching love
My shared escapism
Better with a friend

Tabletop Gamer
Playing RPGs
Becoming a new person
Only for a night

Guitar Player
Guitar strings strummed
Emote in rhythm and rhyme
Musicality

Down. A Haiku Trilogy.

Hole
Depression returns
Bottomless hole inside you
Who will fill it in

Stay
Anxiety strikes
Enemy insurgency
I’ll stay home today

Tears
Unending clown tears
Laugh and cry until daybreak
Carnival sadness

Haiku and You. Three poems (but not a trilogy).

Return to Sender
You give but don’t get
Your love returns to sender
A sea of mail lost

Man’s Best Friend
Ten years with my dog
Plucky and redoubtable
I still miss her so

To Read
Books, they fill my shelf
Adventure seeds the dream clouds
How I love the rain

Haiku! 5/7/5 syllable love. Here’s a few I wrote the other day. 🙂

Workout. A Haiku Trilogy.

Endorphins
Working out can hurt
Endorphins overload me
Pain and rush, so good

Gains
Just one last rep, man
Lactic acid overdrive
But what gains I make

Weight
The weight of my world
Bench press, squats, rows, curls, pull ups
Take my cares away

The Dance. A Haiku Trilogy.

Awkward

Somewhat awkward glance
I should look her in the eye
My reservation

Enigmas

Small talk at table
Wondering if she’s like me
Enigmatic souls

Fear

I should ask her out
Fear gets the better of me
Together alone


Love myself some haiku. No better way to express poetic whiles then in the confines of a 5/7/5 syllabic structure. I could build a wealth of poems on such a foundation.

You can read more of my haikus here.

Driven. A Haiku Trilogy.

Obscured

Drive into the fog
Feel the way, your headlights bold
The road obscured

Consequence

Lights are up ahead
Highlighting consequences
You down shift the gears

Path

Your fate in reverse
Go back up the road you came
Take a better path

‘Love/Hate’ – a Haiku Trilogy 

Love/Hate

Love, why do you hate?
Opposition comforts you
Like heat in winter

Distance

Thirteen miles away
The distance might be light years
A cosmos to you

Landing

Heavy gravity
Trajectory uncertain
Final crash landing

D&D. A haiku tetralogy.

Dice

Polyhedral dice
In your hand, controlling fate
Hack! Slash! “Die, monster!”

Delve

Deep dungeon delving
Party of five outsiders
Death or glory here

Dauntless

“My hit points are low”
Rest or spells to recover
“Ready? Time to smash!”

Dire

“Awful acting, yeah?”
Comedic celebration
Shared gaming love


These haiku are about my love of tabletop role playing games (RPGs), particularly Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). I loooooove RPGs.

Don’t know what D&D and RPGs are? Read about them here and here.

Trois Haiku

Telecaster

Weaving ecstasy 
Musica Exotica
Telecaster Love

Chemo

Cancerous growth
Burning fear, tempus fugit 
Walk a straighter path

Nightmare

Veil of sleep, behind
Tormented dream, deja vu
Woe begotten tide

 

I will forever adore the Haiku and its mystical 5/7/5 syllable structure. Here are three I composed this morning.

Haiku Triplet

Ego Trap

Ego overtook
Speed trap coming up on right
Slowing down, humbly

FHL

Faith, hope, love, always
Far beyond the veil and pale
My belief in you

Trigger

Gripping the gun tight
Trigger finger, so itchy
Targets never know

 

Haiku, haiku, haiku!

I loves it, yes I does, precious! 5/7/5 syllables, precious. Goods enough to eats, it is…

Online Date Tragedy. A Haiku Trilogy.

Online Date Tragedy

Profile

Look at her profile
Magic encapsulated
Is that photo real?
 
Meeting

Nervously waiting
Looks nothing like her photo
Not much in common
 
Failing

Apologetic
And good luck with your soul search
A face palm moment

 

Okay, so I got tired of writing dark poetry. This one’s a little amusing. And 5/7/5 syllable Haiku’s are entirely appropriate for short-lived non-romances.

This is based on my own experiences, of course. I’m sure other people have a great time on their online dates.

‘The Curious Mind’ – a haiku trilogy

OCD

A love of patterns
Obsessive, compulsively
The brain so focused

Again

Walking in circles
Logical circumvention
Freedom lost again

Gone

Short attention span
Passing in sixty seconds
Out of mind and sight


The 5/7/5 syllable structure of haiku allows for wonderful poetic experimentation.

My obsession with haiku in threes is almost like the compulsion I wrote about here.

Haiku(n see you)

Edge

This edge, razor sharp
Ballet that tests your mettle  
One misstep: deep cuts

Rip

Her eyes, hidden depths
Breaking the surface tension
Rip tide, drowning me

Spirit

Stronger now, I walk
Inside my mind’s eye, I dream
Universally

 

I love writing Haiku – 5/7/5 syllabic compounds of poetic magic.

It’s like baking a very small, very tasty, cake. Only better.

Haiku x 3

Hearts

Hearts collide as one
Messaging like lightning seeds
Bodies entwined

Glory

Whispers in the air
Glory is the mind that thinks
No longer a slave

Flown

Twisted words, she said
Love has flown far, he replied
Walk away, remorse

 

How many times do I have to mention that I love Haiku and its 5/7/5 syllable structure?

Here are three completely unrelated Haiku I wrote a few minutes ago.

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