"It’s a quiet car!" / barked the man unquietly / glaring at talkers.
Twoku: “It’s a quiet car!” / barked the man unquietly / menacing talkers.
Threeku: “It’s a quiet car!” / barked the man unquietly / ’til silence returned
Fourku: “It’s a quiet car!” / barked the man unquietly / ’til quiet restored.
Fiveku: “It’s a quiet car!” / barked the man unquietly / defending silence.
Sixku: “It’s a quiet car!” / barked the man unquietly / defending the peace.
Humid holiday / cicadas lament loudly / from lofty perches.
Twoku: A sweltering day / even cicadas lament / the humidity.
Threeku: Hot and humid day / at summer’s end cicadas / sing their mating song.
Fourku: Humid Labor Day / thick air makes labored breathing / as we thank workers.
NOTE 1: I know the image is of a cicada’s left-behind shell, or larval (pupal?) exoskeleton, but I could not find a live one willing to be photographed while singing, so…
Twoku: A daddy longlegs / displays his spindly namesakes / on a picket fence. - the Haikook
R.I.P. Robin Williams…
A half shell / of its former self / since life left.
Twoku: Now just half the shell / it used to be emptied of / the life that left it.
Threeku: Half the shell / that fell after it / released life.
Forku: One half an eggshell / came to rest on dark green leaves / after releasing life.
- the Haikook -
Twoku: The clover growing / wildly unconcerned if leaves / number three or four.
The force of July / exploding lights remind us / we’re independent.
Originally posted on haikumages:
The farce of July / our highest court violates / our independence.
Twoku: Freedom fails / when church, state are not / separate.
Threeku: When one religion / makes the laws, independence / no longer exists.
Fourku: Independence lost / freedom failed, with church and state / unseparated.