Treasure Island

Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Alphabetical Haiku and Senry list 1975 2007


All haiku senryu are copyright Jonathan Robin with non commercial use or sharing freely extended. Where quoting kindly reproduce source attribution Provisional list 27 January 2008

A Beam of Light

As intuition
sweetens, sweeps senses, doors open
onto fruition.

Bursting bright, baring
intimate enlightenment
links souls insight sharing.

Light weaving laughter
assuages inhibitions -
superfluous hereafter.

Sounds of soft music
reflect starry skies' surprise,
bring belonging magic.

Ecstasy appears
to overwhelm misfortune,
love banishing fears.

Eternally, bliss
personnified, naught denied: -
Song of Songs is this.
14 June 1991 and 20 June 2007

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A-Mus ing

Mooning on spooning
she tosses and turns, returns
ballooning dream tuning

24 October 2006
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A Door Opens

As a door opens,
sun kisses carpet: - light sheet
opens pristine page.

2 November 1990 and 19 September 2006

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Acceleration

Acceleration
of knowledge acquisition –
destabilisation...

4 March 2002

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Acc eptance

Acceptance chants dance
elegance finds ulti_mate_
umb...rage checks advance



Author notes
chance chants

ultimatum rage or ultimate umbrage


27 January 2008
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Aim s

From ground to [g]round holes -
missives or missiles unite
solitary souls

Buts

Sol à sol, mystère, -
missives ou missiles relient
les âmes solitaires...

20 March 1992

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Alienati on of Affections

December letters:
no response greets the New Year,
but embers’ fetters.

10 January 1993
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All at Sea MISSING


The stockmarket quote

10 July 1992
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All in All

Yin, Yang, undermine
difference to recombine -
all in all define

4 April 2005

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Amber Butterfly

Amber butterfly:
what may multi mottled marks
sing, sign, signify?

Upon insect’s back
is this camouflage warning,
defence or attack?

An amber butterfly is winging by:
its mottled marks, what may they signify?

The camouflage upon the insect’s back
is warning, or defence against attack...

23 March 1975

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Anomalies

Through bursting buds peep
summer’s blooms – to their beauty
stays sad slave asleep.

Through bursting buds there summer blooms, fair, peep,
but to their beauty stays sad slave asleep.

23 March 1975

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Apple Blossoms

Apple blossoms, seen through April snow,
Approaching scenes of summer seem to know.

Apple blossom, snow, -
approaching scenes of summer
April seems to know.

23 March 1975

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At Rest

Through expanding space
beyond old inhibitions
the mind may e[r]ase

artificial skins.
As spirit dissolves levels,
inner freedom wins,

consciousness, can chase
surface metamorphosis -
sh[r]edded to replace

superficial grins,
self-deception – whose dark hells
are the greatest sins.

When understanding
maturity underpins,
then momentum spins

through both thick and thin,
talent touches base with place
as feelings akin

to acceptance win
acceptance without need to [t]race
extension within

inner harmony, begins
accepting both what potential spells
and inner shortcomings.

there mind may find rest
empathy, serenity,
all is for the best

21 July 2004
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Atlantis

D[r]ipping dolphin guides
to subterranean trench
where Atlantis hides

Imbedded within
the cetacean memory,
Atlantean sin

Atlantis within
Man’s secret pilgrim soul
surfaces, clocks in



29 January 1993

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Attollent, from the Air

An atoll is it, that I see,
or a cloud
being born by the sea?

12 April 1981


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Au Secours!

‘Love me! ’ loud she cried.
None replied. ’Then, at the least,
notice me! ’ she sighed.
10 January 1993
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Aureate

A gentle aura
corresponds to warmth within
not facial flora


24 October 2006
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Ava nt l’Envol

Avant leur envol,
les ailes iridisées brillent
d’espoir qui s’affole.

Before their first [f]light
irridescent wings will shine
with hopes set affright

1 January 1992

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Beacon Beckon

Old greenfingers sow
a garden’s pregnant promise
which others must know.

26 July 2006

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Beneath Willow-maze

Beneath willow maze,
body beached from life's sad stream,
sleeps my spectral haze...

5 June 2005

Spectra Parody Witter BYNNER

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B[l]ac kground

Dissatisfaction, -
displease, unease, freeze, - frieze for
fatal attraction...

9 April 2005
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Becom ing


Fast, tense Past’s pretence
Present presence overcomes …
Future recompense

12 April 2005

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Background Impressions


Backgrounds important
messages transmit, beyond sight
to readers distant...

12 April 2005

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Beyond Beyond

Witch brown eyes unlatched,
beauty unmatched, also come
with no [st]rings attached

Ruby lips respond
to em'rald eyes' - twinned surprise
dreams beyond beyond...

9 January 2007

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Body Language

Body language loud
translates inner silences, -
unique in the crowd.

13 March 2005
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Bridge Building

Rhyme’s self-destructive
when words become instruments
for minds constrictive…

becomes addictive
when sight and sound, soul and sense
build bridge constructive.

Critic’s injunctive,
vindictive, vanity finds
verse unpredictive,

‘right rules’ restrictive
recommends - write mind’s [g]rind’s
prose unproductive.

12 June 1996, significantly revised 1 November 2006

Bush I

Twelve years at the top:
Burnt out Bush comes a cropper,
reaping his [s]own crop.
10 January 1993

Bush II

Four years seen from top,
vice between I rack, I ran –
one fears freedoms drop!

20 June 2004 see 1108 Bush

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Call Back Recall

'Call later, ring back! ' -
one day, may his own turn come
when Fate aims sting black

Rappel à l’Ordre

« Rappelle plus tard! »
Plus tard viendra son tour
de sentir ce dard!

14 January 1993
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Can dyfloss
Candyfloss spun round
the stick of Life is sticky
with sweetness unsound.
22 September 1995
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Caught in the tank ah!

Siren, sought, solo
scans bond links thinks, winks, shows kinks … - Halt, fears!
Wrong song, see sharp shark!
man blond shrinks, sinks, drinks salt tears
sigh rends caught soul, oh!

24 March 2005 and 6 November 2006
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Cause and Effect

On effect and cause,
on voiced choice or chosen voice,
few ponder, all pause.

On cause and effect,
on scene set or foreseen,
must Mankind project...

4 March 2002
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Chang e

Change is a whirlpool, -
Earth and sky hurricane eye
Sigh clones to world fool.
10 October 1995
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Chestnuts

Browned chestnuts roasting,
present wraps reflect past fire, -
downed champagne toasting.

22 December 1994
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Childs play

Swings and roundabouts
of Fate or coincidence
wing dreams, wring ring doubts


24 October 2006
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China

When western greed shakes
a billion impatient heirs,
the dragon awakes.
13 January 1993

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Chirp

Sweeping storm frightens
foetal petal waiting sun, -
Sparrow’s chirp brightens...

12 April 2005

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C hoice

Opportunities freeze
or accept emotions which
twinned energy frees….

4 March 2002
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Choi ce at Sea

When choice is at sea
chance weathers loose washers, waves
skim[p] apology.
20 January 1997

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Chronos

Will roses still bloom
when tomorrow sighs no more
over today's tomb...

4 March 2002


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Clair de Lune

Clair de lune: éclair
chassant chaque amertume
dans l’air, … mystères.

5 November 2006

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Clim actic Paradigm Change

New revolution:
paradigm shifts spin old top
to fresh confusion.

Stage in evolution:
polar bears, pandas bamboozled,
mortal pollution.

Self execution
by men of Man or preplanned
novel solution?

9 January 2007

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Coatless

Now Spring’s storms start, end,
without wearing Winter’s coat, -
how winds warm heart mend.

Sans Manteau

Le Printemps arrive
sans le manteau de l’hiver: -
mon coeur se dégivre.

10 January 1993

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Cocktail Tales

Silk, satin, laces,
hark lark, perks! smirks lurk on jerks’
X rated faces.

14 April 2005
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Coda

The recorded word
uttered at the close of play
is coda absurd.
10 January 1993
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Cogito – Lost for Words

I do not know “why”
nor “how or where, what or when”, -
wonder … who am I?

17 April 2005

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Cold Comfort

A cheery log fire
affords cold comfort to an
abandoned desire.

10 January 1993


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Compromise

In a round about
way most avoid life's challenge: -
hope peters out.

4 March 2002

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ConCAT enation

Curled on curlicue
A split hair haiku can purr,
Trapping mice on cue

12 April 2005
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Concentration
Sound waves round rippling
concentric concentration
reigns drops drip trickling

26 January 2007

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Consensus

C onsensus: the knife
with which complacency
cuts protesting life.

14 January 1993

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Continuity

Continuity
spirals itself into knots, -
timed fatuity.


10 January 1993

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Crystal Lid

Verse: a crys[t]al - id,
halfway-house between
[p]rose-leaf caterpillar
and the Song of Songs
13 January 1993
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Curiosity

Curiosity ~
without which no cat could see
true way clear to be.

17 March 2005


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Cusp

Tears told? Tomorrow:
cusp between past dust, joy's gold
may mend all sorrow...

1 April 2005

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Dating Sights

Face to face meetings
offer more understanding
than online greetings.

4 March 2002

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D early Departed

Separate bedrooms
speak volumes, in silent grief
over old loves’ tombs

13 January 1993

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Definition

Three vodkas then wine
Upon an empty stomach: -
Define a straight line!

22 September 1995


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Dépeches

La peche à l’écume
stimule une expérience
qui l’esprit rallume

La peche à l’écume
est indecente descente
sous vent qui enrhume.

8 January 1993


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Desires

True heart saw fun whole -
Achilles without the heel –
Two parts for one goal …

13 April 2005


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< br>Diagnosis

Thesis prognosis:
self congratulatory
points antithesis...

12 April 2005


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Disaster

Where servant and master
are seen as commonplace roles, -
pregnant disaster.

4 March 2002


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Dichotom y

Fourteenth of July,
African famine, men die:
in France, firework sky...

14 July 1992


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Discovery

Turning from pelf,
I leave to find fresh lodgings, -
discovery of self.

14 February 1992


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DisMANtled Dirge to Murmur Maid

Rhyme sung, tongue bland, - wise
man stung by hand wrung dry land runs.
Time flung, hung mime – sighs.

15 April 2005
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Dis -Solution

Unemployment’s cure:
to be sure shall soon be seen
in sine_cure lure.

13 January 1993


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Dissolution and Solution

Coral lips dissolve
austral barrier [g]riefs,
lifelong puzzles solve...

4 March 2002



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Distance

Distance once meant more
than trouble, time and travel
to an unknown shore.


22 September 1995


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Distillation

Distillation haiku should instill
seasonable sense until
the seventeenth syll

2 May 2007

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Door Opens Slightly

Door opens slightly,
symbol sunshine soaks clear pane: -
sheet fills page lightly.

21 December 1989 and 27 September 2006

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Tableau

Superficial state,
as Seurat, draws dotted line
to anticipate

an inner picture
beyond the patina
of outer pitcher

apparent stricture
represents glaze on china
perspective switcher

deeper and richer
kakemono kimono
syllable hitcher

consciousness expands
as consonant components
land on vowel strands

pixel paradox
excites imagination
outside the mind's box

A gentle aura
corresponds to warmth within
not facial flora


22 June 2007


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Drawer

Hurt remains rammed tight
drawn curtain drawer of pained heart,
through hard_lie slammed tight.

13 January 1993

Tiroir
Ses peines sont cachées
dans un tiroir de son coeur, -
à peine[s] fermé.


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Dreams and Awakenings - Rêverie et Reveil

Dreams and Awakenings

Dreams

Soft summer tresses
caress and tease breeze with ease,
sun smile addresses

Awakenings

Winter distresses
who knits his [l]ice line sweater
the homeless stresses

Rêverie et Reveil

Rêverie

Les tresses d’été
caressent la brise, adressent
un rire au soleil.

Reveil

Détresse: l’hiver
stresse un clochard, - tisse tresse
son pull aux vers.

24 January 1993


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'Eight Homeless Dead'

One white winter week:
Paris turns the other cheek,
afraid to speak.

13 January 1993

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ELECTIONS

Party puppets fight
for pointless putty platforms,
ignore voters’ plight.

13 January 1993
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Empathy

Empathy is reached
when soul twin soul meets,
completes, speed's need impeached


25 October 1992


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Encapsulation

From Earth rebirth speak?
Haiku may encapsulate
Heaven’s mirth men seek.

13 April 2005

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< br>End of Play

After the day, dusk –
can man face race also-ran -
after the play, husk


24 October 2006


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< br>Extensions

Vine tendrils tender
ferment the seasons’ reasons
as causal blender


24 October 2006

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Etching s

Time etches across
dotted line stitch-stretched between
Chance’s pitch and toss.

3 August 1996

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Evening







Cat shadows lengthen
as eve stretches sleepy claws
across stitched carpet.

24 April 1990
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Exception

All is vanity
except the happiness shared
between you and me.

4 March 2002


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Ex Plane...ations

Leave mazes mundane.
Apparent contradictions
weave blazes sun plain...

11 December 2005

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Faithfulness

Define faithfulness:
Hope’s triumph over Experience,
fear of loneliness …

Fidélité

La Fidélité:
Triomphe de l’expérience
sur l’espoir, lâche est …

23 July 1991

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Faits Divers

L’écho gnomique
inspire les fées d’hiver, -
lutte antinomique?

24 January 1993


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Farewell State

Elderly coughers:
welfare flunds flow painfully
from emptied coffers.

13 January 1993

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Faucet


Drops plop for set scene
as time and tide coincide
ripp[l]ing surface sheen

24 October 2006


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Fidelit y

Is Fidelity,
after fear, AIDS’ second child
now likely to be?
13 January 1993

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Fire

Burning branch hisses,
heaps sighs on its own ashes,
as candle kisses.
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Fire and Water

While the chimney’s lips
purse around the flaming tongue,
Spring rain, spitting, drips.
10 January 1993

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Fleet Street


Springs beneath street -
cobble stones echo old bones -
heedless of time, fleet.

2 November 1990

Fleet Street II

Old cobbles carry
amplified urban echo
above ancient strand.

18 December 1992

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Floating World

From floating word world
kanji and katakana
pillow puns are whirled

9 January 2007

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Footho ld Firm

Foothold firm may twist
false pride to prepare its fall –
one flick of the wrist...

13 April 2005

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Foreword

Imagination
adores space, blue skies absent
in pagination...

23 May 2001

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Fr eedom vs Haze[ag]itation?

Freedom flickering, -
shadows call walls' bluff, recall
FREEDOM's thicker ring!

21 March 2005



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Frog Blog

Internet Governance Forum – I.G.F. – In Good Faith


Pink clouds wave, lazy,
while webbed tree frogs dialogue, -
evening hazy...

Reflect, rephrase the
style: - free web blogs dialogue
on controls maybe...

rich rhyme scheme weighs the
Internet logs’ legal bogs -
contradictions mazy.

Little allays the
concerns on how system cogs dog
all those held crazy.

Future conveys the
theme of digital divide fogs,
‘choice’ upsy-daisy,

while who will pay the
piper as public sector clogs
C.S. with slazy

strategies daily,
I.T.U. I.O.U. hogs
our fate - Old Bailey

Society slays key
freedoms, going to the dogs,
pushing up daisy.

3 November 2006


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From Stone Age to Clone Age

Between Stone Age and Clone Age Alone Age?

On ova, unheard,
Waiting, longed to be egged on -
Listen - mocking bird


18 April 2005


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Frostbitten Fingers

Frostbitten fingers
beckon to a cold New Year
while the old one lingers.
13 January 1993

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Generation Gap

Dream generation
questions past pain, blames present
degeneration.

13 April 2005


________________________________< br>Genesis
Eddy. Dust winds swirl,
affect Effect - time ripples
Cause more dust must whirl...

12 April 2005


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Going Through E_motions
Going through motions,
I counter deception’s drains,
high, dry emotions.
22 March 2005
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Great Expectations

Opened oysters show
neither seed nor sign of pearl, -
translucent glow.
10 January 1993
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Greenhouse Gas

Greenhouse gas glows, grows
pregnant paradise promise …
Greenland, melting s[n]ows.

24 November 2006

Haiku

Here, formal constraints
channel the soul’s overflow,
ease inner restraints...

4 March 2002

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Haiku Reflections

Soul enlightenment:
Way becomes both purpose and
sole entitlement.

Life's rhyme repeating,
seldom satisfactory,
moves Time free fleeting

Nothing is foreign
with sentience passenger
equal neath Yug's reign

Where do souls find home?
If home is where the heart is, -
most, unhappy, roam.

Solitude etude:
though all roads may lead to Rome
rarely beatitude...

Gene encryption
splices gene-I-us unseen
to fact or fiction?

Sperm into ova
creates new life in a flash -
lightning, soon over

The name's revolution,
contribution, reflection -
the game's evolution!

21 May 2005


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Happy Landing

Misunderstanding
may lead to happy landing
Miss understanding



2 January 2007




Heaven

Heaven and Earth meet
with all dew formality
at the cloud banks’ feet.
22 September 1995

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HTML

Host To My Leisure:
Internet pages prepare
payments or pleasure?

10 January 1993



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Hurricane

Eye in hurry cane
Yearns for Summer peace when past
Excitement may wane...

3 April 2005

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I Love You

Three short words: Phoenix,
melting all misconceptions,
wings over the Styx.

4 March 2002




Icicles

Icicles splinter
before the crocus sprouts,
with world in winter.

22 December 1994

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Ideologies

A concrete tear
welled up where once the wall
stood spelled for fear.
10 January 1993

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Illumination

Illumination
of soul made whole awakens
from hibernation...

6 April 2005


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Imagination

Imagination
adores space, blue skies, - absent in
all pagination.
10 May 1989
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Incandescence

Self-feeding, the fire
desires its own warmth, and warms
to its own desire.

January 9 1989


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Insect Aside ANT_hem

Breeze bright fans Spring glade
six legs tickle, tendrils' touch
test white hand ring laid...

13 April 2005


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In Vino Veritas?

One drunk’s loud carouse
falls on deaf fears few afford,
none numbed feelings rouse...

19 June 2004


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Inflight Insight

Below, overhead,
Blue. In between, clouds jam view.
Azure sandwich spread.

Blue below and overhead,
an azure sandwich,
in between, clouds are spread.

12 April 1981 & 17 October 2005

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< br>Interpretations

Soul song melody –
Rhapsody or threnody –
whole, wrong harmony

24 October 2006

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In to Autumn

With wrinkles outfaced
open eyes greet the autumn,
mind never straight laced.

16 March 2005


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Inwardly Digest

Rain and shine remain
main course – imagination
holds no hops as vain

24 October 2006

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Ins piration

Fresh inspiration
fertilizes the Future’s
fresh inspiration.
10 January 1993

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Interplays

Our days are a maze
of puzzle piece pictures -
karmic interplays.

29 March 1992
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Int ernet Tally

Internet tally
reflects the ultimate surge
of a bull rally.

3 March 2000

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Just Ask

B ehind mirrored mask
E verything is possible -
WELL, ... why not just ask …


3 January 2006

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Knots

Tangled shoe laces
appear to be overwound
drunken spiders’ traces...

10 January 1993

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Lateral Thinking

Lateral thinking
overspills the boundaries
of the mind, winking.
10 January 1993
_______________________________________Lethe

Before dinner gongs
day after I pass away, -
forgotten my songs...

5 June 2005

Spectra Parody Witter BYNNER

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Light through Light

Light through light evolves
upon revolving planet
as darkness dissolves

24 March 2005

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Loneliness
How many more nights
shall soul wait for soul before
one loneliness bites?

10 January 1993
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Lost for Wor[l]ds

Forked tongues disappoint
what faith, hope, and charity,
commitment, anoint

24 October 2006

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Lo velorn Forlorn

Yawn shows sleep withdrawn,
interrupting dream cycle,
mourn blows deep with dawn

24 October 2006

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Match Points

French T.V. endorsed
four hours to tennis and two
to the holocaust.
10 January 1993
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Mauve and Yellow

Colour cluster blooms:
Fresh crocus congregatin
old Winter entombs.

10 January 2006
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Maximum Impact


Maxim's maximum
impact springs from ring of sting
terminating tale.

5 September 1998


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Mehr Licht!

«One last look! ’he cries.
Sleep steals over the spirit: -
closed book, open eyes.

10 January 1993

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Meiosis

Mars admires Venus
rising phoenix like to surge, merge,
in..gene...I...us

30 March 2005

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Middle Age Sp...read

Forty-five years fled.
Another now rests
its unhappy head.

10 January 1993


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Miss Took!

‘I’ve missed you so much! »
said she, clutching at a straw -
such an easy touch!


10 January 1993

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Miss Tressed

Mystic mistress tressed
slick slapstick wit writ address
tick trick missed best zest...

9 January 2007

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Miss Understanding Miss

Misunderstanding?
From heart of darkness issues
a small white lie.

9 January 1993



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Mitosis

Mitosis wakes fresh
chance to open close[d] divides, -
stem cell remakes flesh...

12 April 2005


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Monsoon

Syllable bubbles
start part dart from monsoon's heart
erase space, troubles

Mousson

Pluie de syllabes
comme au coeur de la mousson
efface l'espace

20 March 1992

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Moonshine
Mystery: moonshine
swiftly fades, shadow swathe
frees bitter thought line

3 March 1992

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Mos tly Moonshine

The blind lead the blind
down the road of reflection,
to darkness resigned.

10 January 1993



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New Revolution

New revolution
paradigm shifts spin old top
to fresh solution.

10 January 1993

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Next Year

‘Next New Year? ’, she said,
‘perhaps you will call to find
everybody dead.’

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No Slur!

Sounds into sounds slur
as taste bud clusters burst
into broad Scots’ burr.

10 January 1993

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No h

Turmoil, yes and noh -
melodramatic acro
batic ebb and flow...

8 April 2005

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Nuclear Leak - March 1992

Cloud grey, faces red.
St. Petersburg incident:
Tchernobyl ahead.

1 April 1992

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Nunc

As another leaf
forgotten flutters forlorn,
Time smothers all grief.

13 January 1993


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On Tap


Mahomet, mountain,
unmoving, the scene set for
eternal fountain.

4 March 2002


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On Track

Little sparrow hawk
preening, stretches fledgling wings,
prepares sparrow stalk

24 October 2006



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Obituary

Obituary:
Alphabetical order
British Museum.

10 January 1993


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Odors Rove

Summer Orange grove,
heat, blue skies, bees buzz belling,
subtle odors rove...

24 March 2005


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Old Logs Never Lie

Where are Winter’s logs,
which were to comfort Spring soul –
all gone to the dogs …

1 January 2005

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Onward s

The days grow longer
with the winter solstice passed,
while I, no younger.


10 January 1993


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Open Source


Behind the mind's hedge
flowing heart shows glow of growth
as its leading edge.

4 March 2002


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Out at Sea

When you rowed to see,
the lotus, priest, did blooms red, white
till dusk detain thee?

19951224 – after YOSANO Akiko 1878_1942
____________________________________ ___

Papyrus

Papyrus rushed:
deciphered mysteries lit
histories long hushed.

4 March 2002

_______________________________
Pawns

When children are used
as abused pawns between parents,
no-one is amused.

10 January 1993

_____________________________________ __

Perhaps

‘Next New Year », she said,
‘perhaps you will call to find
everybody dead ».

_______________________________________


Paintinted


Cold sunlight, gold, streams
through shivered panes, soul pained through
absence from his dreams...


15 March 2005


____________________________
< br>Passer By

And you, passer by,
why the concern with my pains,
what’s to sell I’d buy...?

12 April 2005


_________________________________ _______

Pattering

Sparrows smattering,
dawn’s yawn spawns cheep chattering,
shadows scattering.

29 June 2006


____________________________

P hishing

Small fish in big pond
swallow identities, leave
bare beyond despond

24 October 2006


_________________________________ ________________

Pillow

Her head on his heart,
dreaming a new tomorrow,
foresees a fresh start...

10 January 1993

____________________

Pillow Words

Pillow wor[l]ds place lisp
through dreams’ double meanings
will o'wisp case crisp...

24 March 2005

_____________________________

Pollen

Pale pollen has spilled
gold dust from fragile flower's heart
with honey hive filled

Pollen

Pollen pale pris
du coeur de la fleur fragile, -
ruches, miel remplis.

3 March 1992


______________________________


Prior I Tease

Aspirations peer
with memories as Styx
swallows all who peer

24 October 2006

______________________

Ph[r]as es

The Present echoes
The Past’s frustrated woes
as the Future flows.

10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Poet’s Vista

A sun deck perched high
in the lighthouse of the mind
to scan the soul’s sigh.

10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Poetic Tensions

Poetic tensions:
pulsations and impulses,
pregnant projections.

10 January 1993

_____________________________________ __

Poetical Rules

Poetical rules
should be ingrained then ignored -
only the heart schools!

11 October 1995

_____________________________________ __

Post Mortem Post

Sweet sixteen greetings
received after accident –
such bitter sweetings...

Greetings are received
after obituary, -
cold comfort twice grieved.

15 April 2005


_________________________________ ______

Point of Who

All unique vision
shifts sharp perspective towards
ego’s derision...

8 April 2005

______________________

[P]ride

Icarus returns
with an overbearing pride
until waxed wing burns.

10 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

Promise

Light-heartedly, Spring
takes root during Winter’s night
and fluffs out its wing.


10 January 1993




_________________________ ______________

Punch Line

... six seven eight nine...
when will ten come round again? ...
a knock out punch line...

18 April 2005



_____________________________ __________

Quality

What is ‘Quality’
but a purloined passion, fruit
swiped from Life’s tree...

10 January 1993



_____________________________ ______

Quicksilver Seconds

Quicksilver seconds shoal-der their
passage across time. Soldered sighs
slip through consciousness, to soldier
conscientiously into an
almost inaccessible past.
Evanescence – ever ‘naissance’ -
in alternating currents
conscious of
superlative latency...

29 January 1993


__________________

Quiver Ring

‘Commit, hold me tight! ’
Cupid’s quiver lightning dart –
moonshine at midnight …

8 April 2005


____________________

Reach ing Out

Winter trees etched black –
Splayed branches stretch to lost leaves
Till Spring’s fetched back …

1 April 2005


______________________________

Ready to unlearn

Accept the unthought,
grasping at straws til ready
to unlearn torts taught...

13 February 2005



_____________________________ _

Reasoning Seasonings and Seasoning Reasonings

Multi-coloured leaf
shadowing corn-crop bounty
springs harsh frost flake grief

27 January 2007


Reborn

Tattered wings forlorn
leave interleaving trace til
matter springs reborn

13 April 2005



_____________________________ ___

Recycling

From fresh jade to jade
cycle spins cycle onwards
til perceptions fade.

24 October 2006


_________________________________ ____

Resourcing

White on white clouds must
just uproot anxieties,
mute silence unjust.

24 October 2006


__________________

Residual Image

Frost-bitten fingers
beckon from a cold New Year
as if old still lingers.


10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Recession

Is unemployment
just a four syllable wor[l]d
nothing can prevent?

10 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

‘Recession to End Soon’

Waiting in the wings,
Depression, homeless, hovers, -
eternal, Hope s[pr]ings.

13 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

Rediscovery

His entry, surprise,
from her eyes waves all disguise
prepares sunny skies.
people see she in he
as he in she startles free
voyage discovery
softly unfolding
soul's dream pane warms to shared stream
nothing withholding
calling to the day
as net of firefly rapture
captures inner Way
light touch strips sorrow
from heart led awakening
to lip tomorrow
her eyes through his eyes
spill over horizons' ties
in replete surprise
as curtains are drawn
as a soul reborn finds wings
to sing to fresh dawn

bringing without strings
acceptance as everything
springs soul wanderings

17 April 2005


_________________________________ ______

Renewal

Silver setting scene,
graced with one fresh red rose on
snowy damask seen.

13 January 1993

_____________________________________ __

Rise and Fall

I’m sublime chime rhyme,
climb from and to nothingness, -
prime-time grime, slime die’m

10 April 2005


_______________________

Rh yme Flows

Time, slow, sunward goes
past Winter links future Spring
rhyme's glow forward flows...

./.

Time goes
winter rime
rhyme glows

24 March 2005

_____________________________

R.I. P.

Communism, dead,
but still unburied, awaits
its elegy red.

10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Rich Ter

Quake loco motion,
ocean tsoon am I -
wake lo! commotion

24 March 2005

______________________________

Robin

Where is that robin?
winging through the new haiku,
wild rhymes a bobbin’

24 October 2006


_________________________________ ___

Role Reversal

Sharpened [s]words fall flat,
heart he art...fully pulses
to tatami mat...

8 April 2005



_____________________________ ___

Seasoning

How many more storms
can knotted oak stand and face
before blow, rot, worms.

10 September 1993


_________________________________ _____

Season’s Greetings

Layers of coloured leaf
prepare the Summer's bounty
beyond Winter's grief...

28 March 2005


_____________________________




Scene yet Unseen

Midnight Metro scene:
subtle population change,
on reflection, seen.

25 February 2005


________________________________< br>
See Man Seizure – or Mal de Mer Maids

Siren drinks to weep,
swan song seldom wrong, she thinks, -
seaman sinks to sleep.

Mermaids keep salt clinks
unfathomable to reap
secrets deep …/… sense shrinks.

24 March 2005

_____________________________________ _

Seek Cause and Effect III

See flaws and select
from flow fresh gambit gamble, -
seek cause and effect...

11 December 2005


_________________________________ _____

Self Completion

Eternal longing
spins yin through Yang through yin, yen
to, from, belonging...

9 April 2005

______________________

Sexual Forays

Sexual morays, -
the more’s the merrier -
textual forays.....

10 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

Shakes Dick

All's well that ends well
Much ado about nothing...
Tale of two cities...

6 April 2005


_________________________________ __
Shared Ticket

Upon speedy lines
trains of thought swiftly advance,
uniting two signs

4 March 2002

______________________________

Share Ring

Words fold two worlds to
chance glance distance into dance
true scrolled - who whirled who?

23 December 2006

__________________________

Sil ence

Worse than cutting word
or misinterpretation, -
silence cuts, bite heard...

12 April 2005


_________________________________ ____

Silence is Golden

‘I love you, gilts, Dear,
so why need I trumpet it? ” -
sly move to guilts clear!

10 January 1993

Silence c’est de l’Or

‘Je t’aime, c’est clair!
ainsi, pourquoi te le dire? »
Tout est lumière!


______________________________

Silhouette

A silken carpet silhouettes the sky, -
or could it be a swarm of butterfly?

23 March 1975


_________________________________ ______

Similarities

On analysis:
many ways often lead to
end which both was, is.

4 March 2002

_____________________________________ __

Since Sere

Autumn leaf loss sere,
enwrapping next year’s seedling;
protects sprouting spear

24 October 2006



_____________________________ ___

Single Cell

Each within his cell,
contemplating Life and Death,
plumbs Solitude’s well.

10 January 1993

_____________________________________ ______

Sleep

Sleep: - the brain prepares
the day, and minds it is not
taken unawares.

10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Sleeping Beauty

She tosses and turns
upon the sheets of her dreams
until sleep returns.

10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Smoke [B]Rings

Cigarette swirl crave:
wake, smoke, wait, weight, smoke, - wake's whirls
see fingers furl grave...

10 April 2005


_______________

Smoke [S]talk King

Smoking, though passive, –
in-joke to silent reaper
stalking impassive...

7 April 2005

___________________________

S. O.S. City Zen SEES GENE-I-US!

S_toke write brain zen [b]ring
O_ven internal to boil
S_omething seasoning

STOKE or TOKE STOVES?
1) seasoning on seas reasoning

15 April 2005


_________________________________ ____

Solitude

Each within his cell,
contemplating Life and Death,
plumbs solitude's well...

14 January 2005


_________________________________ _
Spelt Out

Rather than think,
let thoughts spill onto paper
in indelible ink.

11 October 1995


____________________________
S pied Her

Fly! … dread deceiving
soft gossamer spread with dew –
spider thread weaving...

4 April 2005

________________________
Spring Synthesis

“Atchoo'! he sneezes -
pleasing column_bines in line
Spring pollen, breezes...

13 April 2005

__________________________

Str ange Change Range

Despite climate change
characters weave into bark -
hark! senses strange range

9 January 2007

__________

Struggles

Sea coasts towards shoals
b[r]eaching outreach speech to teach
vanity of goals


24 October 2006

_________________________________
Summer Eve

Softly scentèd breeze
wafts waves’ warmth from stars, wonder
startles waking trees

Whispering leaves
believing divinity
weave soft summer eves

haiku written 2 November 1990 revised 9 October 2008 for previous version see below

Summer Eve

A soft summer breeze,
slipping between silver stars,
tickles sleeping trees.

2 November 1990



_____________________________ ___________
Summer Heat

SUn's beat, summer heat
Mounting tide beside the beach, -
MERmaid calls.... cold feet...

13 April 2005



_____________________________ __

Sunset

Between wolf and dog
sun sinks fiery teeth into
the horizon’s fog.

10 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

Subtle Supple

Where oak’s rent, the reed
bends before the blast to send
its scattering seed.

10 September 1993




_____________________________________ __

Suspense

Sudden-death suspense
mushrooms into crackling cloud.
Dust settles. Silence.

10 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

Syllables

Syllables slither around
like Canadian garnets in the sink-holes of Alberta,
in consonant activity.

10 January 1993



__________________________

Surface Thinkles

On her face wrinkles
twinkle rhymes written to time
as surface thinkles...

8 April 2005



______________________
Sus pended

Suspended between
choice, voice, advance and retreat,
chance slips from the scene.

1 March 1998
_____________________________
Syllable harvest

Syllable harvest -
like monsoon f[l]oods - inundates
on time both space, rest.

Moisson de syllabes

Moisson de syllabes –
comme la mousson - inonde,
efface toute espace

20 March 1992

___________________________

Ta king Pains

Painstakingly look
superficiality
sheds to read soul’s book

24 October 2006

__________________________________

Tao

Way won’t weigh to make
self-evidence evident,
second take – mistake

intuitions wake
tune to the intemporal
soothe soul’s quest, thirst slake

all in all partake
of all through all interface
as all IS all’s [s]take

24 October 2006


__________________________

Tao and Time

Tao and Time are tide -
see ripple pattern waving, -
tongue-tied control deride

24 October 2006



_____________________________ ______

Tanker Tanka

Heavyweight tanker
knew the drill yet drank her fill -
Katrina thank her -
from spill to spill, settled, still, -
strong cyclone sank her

1 November 2006



_____________________________ _____

Temptation

Out on a limb, oh
forbidden fruit out of reach...
suspended limbo...

8 April 2005


_________________

Tempus Temper

As nothing the years,
here only lonely days count
aweighting with tears...

5 June 2005

_____________________________________ _
Tenderness

Tenderness transmits
tingling through the fingertips: -
life's meaning mosaic fits

4 March 2002




_________________________ __

Tentatively Touching Touché

Yearning or learning -
perhaps learning while yearning
yet earning spurning


24 October 2006



_____________________________ _________


The Bird of Time

While the distant drums
beat time with a fleet farewell,
an agèd drone hums.

13 January 1993



_____________________________ __________

The Fairies

When we lose love of life and liberty,
then fairies free their forest fastness flee...


23 March 1975



_____________________________ ______

The More things Change

Tonight chocolate broke
tomorrow, balm for heart's ease
chock a block choke coke!

Ce soir, chocolat.
Demain, la douceur du fond
du coeur, - du coca!


9 January 1993



_____________________________ _

The Moving Finger

Balance-sheet of ice
greets year’s end. Fate’s finger writes.
Slate clears in a trice.


10 January 1993


_______________________________The Old Pond

Into an old pond
leaps olympic longjump frog -
water sounds beyond...

15 April 2005 Parody BASHO


Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto ~ Basho

Literal Translation

Fu-ru [old] i-ke [pond] ya,
ka-wa-zu [frog] to-bi-ko-mu [jumping into]
mi-zu [water] no o-to [sound] Translated by Fumiko Saisho

_______________________________

The Spring

Through bursting buds the blooms of summer peep,
but to their beauty is the slave asleep.

Haiku

Through bursting buds peep
Summer’s blooms – to their beauty
is the slave asleep.



__________________________ _____________
The Thrush

Desolate destruction, spot fire bombs fall, -
A timid thrush now worms beside one wall.

Cluster bombs’ loud fall
sowed desolate destruction -
Timid thrush, one wall!

23 March 1975



_____________________________ _________

'The Unkindest Cut of All'

Lost innocence, bled
white with compromise’s [s]word,
mourns motives misread.

19 June 2004


________________

The Unkindest Die Cut of All

Stereotypes star, show
square pegs zero tolerance
which would round holes know

24 October 2006
______________________

Thought in Due Season

Whim wit[h]in the brain
awaiting synaptic spring –
intuition’s skein.
4 November 2006
______________________________________

Three F[r]iends


First fast friend was PAIN
sharp, yet safe refuge from all
rage thump that pumped vein

One more for BLADE, bane
chill, still sharper, none forestall, -
call sustained, blood-stain.

One last for SLEEP - lain
false mirage call before fall,
forgetting, - vain drain.

Three friends, SLEEP, BLADE, PAIN
passed judgement that all appal, -
stark dark pall remains …

17 April 2005

________________________________
< br>Ticket to ride

Ticket to Ride:
will two players be bowled out
or share strong wicket.

4 March 2002
__________________________

Time-Bo und


“Am I the answer
to all that you are asking -
Can I be enough? ” … Linda Ori


Invitation short
caught spontaneous thought,
nor bought, nor sought, brought

as offer unsought
evolving untaught from tort
to taut cavort

haiku sport support
revolving comfortably
can’t distort, contort.

ONE HUGE, ENOUGH, - spun
anagrams of just ONE HUG, -
EGO HUN? UH! GONE?

Answers all around
can thus be found profoundly
in step, two time-bound...




8 December 2006

_______________________
Time in Season



How many more nights
shall sole sleep with sole before
wan one lonely bites.


10 January 1993 revised 9 February 2009 robi3_0705_robi3_0000
for previous version see below

Time in Season

How many more nights
shall soul share with soul before
one loneliness bites.



10 January 1993



______________________
Tim e's flow sections

Time's flow sections dream
shedding sedimentary
reflections on st[r]eam...

11 April 2005


_________________________________ ______

Torn Ado

Raindrops tap tap tap,
thunder, lightning spin affr[r]ay, -
branches snap snap snap...

30 March 2005


_________________________________ __

Tornados’ Roleplay

Twin towers sudden loom
larger than life’s horizon,
underlining gloom

24 October 2006


______________________

Tra ined [H]ear

A distant echo
rumbles into awareness,
tracks the first metro
tunnelling through the darkness
before the dawn’s glow.

10 January 1993


_________________________________ ______

Transcend

Mind’s magic rug
cause, effect, can transcend, span
from ksana to yug

22 November 1995


_________________________________ _______________

Trains

Trains run on Time, all
in a straight line, but Time
waves circle, feint, fall.

22 September 1995


_________________________________ ______

Trace Sings

Fast as Summer fire
you [t]race into my future, -
b[l]ush burns with desire...

1 August 1999


_________________________________ _____

Tragi Comic

With Comedy tamed,
despair rots round heart wreathing
tragedy named.

5 June 2005

Spectra Parody Witter BYNNER



___________________________ ___

Transition

As world in winter
watches the Spring awaken
icicles splinter

24 October 2006



_____________________________ _______

Transparency

Transparency
closes escape routes for those
who’d choose not to see...

20 January 1997


_________________________________ ______

Transcience III

Time’s sickle descends,
epidermic, uncertain
sandy trickle ends

11 July 1977


_________________________________ ______

Trible

Meanings steamed, in_tense
coat code mirror's reflections, -
trible condensed sense …

10 April 2005 Treble or Triple Dribble – ‘trible’



_________________________ _______

Troubadour

Syllables’ sincere spring
reverberates clear, sharing, -
brain drains vain pain’s sting

24 October 2006



____________________________< br>
Tryptich

Drip, drip, drip, drip trip
trickle ignores Time’s sickle
drop, drop, dropp tryptich

24 October 2006



____________________

T wo Timing

Measure Meant in Two Timing Undertow


Time turns round timed turn:
only in measures meant may
we through time return...

1 September 1992

_________________________________

Troubled Waters

What lies [dr]I’ve a_head
after deep disappointment,
confidence miss led …

18 April 2005
- dive, drive, rive or I’ve … a head or ahead?

__________________________

To Wake or Not to Wake

Tomorrow, awake,
I will bear witness to Life -
should I sleep, no wake!
22 September 1995
_______________________________________Time Well Spent?

The quarterly rent
and the lease’s renewal, -
is this Time well spent?
14 January 1993
______________________________
Tuning< br>
Intuition lights
upon harmony as strings
tune to dreams' delights.

4 March 2002

________________________________
‘ Turning’ the ‘Page’

Hip Mark Foley, oh!
'turns' the Republican page
of whip portfolio

In turn intern freaks
as AIM hits mark close to home, -
ex-congressman [s]peaks...

Minor misdemeanour
mocks electoral pretence,
taken to cleaner …

1 October 2006
__________________________________

Under Wraps

Warmth shared uncovers
thaw’s cause effect redraws laws -
no flaws discovers

24 October 2006


____________________________
< br>Unemployment

Is unemployment
just a four syllable wor[l]d
nothing can prevent?

10 January 1993
________________________________________< br>
Unseasonable

Strange how climate change
now flakes floes' snows - warm air flows -
rice for ice exchange

23 December 2006

______________________________

Unwholesome

The wholesale warehouse
bears broad spread upon bare board -
wanting, want, espouse.

Tawdry tinsel shed,
beast and beauty wed despair
in lacklustre shed.

19 June 2004


_________________________________ __________

Upon Arrival

The clouds, which mask mount Fuji from below,
Above appear a blanket of Spring snow...

Arriving by air
Fuji’s clouds seem snow blanket, -
no shrouds anywhere

28 March 1981

_____________________________________ __
Vanity Fair Fare

Fool for Fools’ go[l]d ploughs
the field of vanity fair
to cruel mirage house …

19 June 2004



____________________________< br>Vers Vers Very Vers Vérité

D'un âge gnostique
Nostradamus prognostique
trépas agnostique...

2 October 2005



_____________________________ _

Verse Reverse Background

Context chromatic
reinvents or prevents con
tent enigmatic.

Rich flight perception
seen through variable screens
which [w]right deception.
15 April 2005
_______________________________________
Voyage Out
This, the voyage out,
is pregnant with belonging -
without which all's doubt.


4 March 2002



_______________________
Wa cht am Rhein

Watching till the dawn
matches the fire’s cheery gleam,
the sentinels yawn.
10 January 1993
_______________________________________
Waylaid Way Weighed
May insanity
stay brinks, blink p[l]ayback darkness –
weigh humanity...

9 April 2005
Wet Timber


Hiss of sizzling log
steams ashes on crackling sparks
beneath smoky fog.


28 January 1993
_____________________________

Wheel Turns

What IS, was, - what WAS,
will be, - wheel turns while Time cheats
all who would cheat time...

18 April 2005
______________________________


Wheels

As wheels spin faster
they tune colours into keys,
differences master.

4 March 2002



_____________________________ ________

Whither?

Where are Winter’s logs,
which were to warm the Spring’s soul?
All gone to the dogs!


10 January 1993


_______________________

Wi ndfall

Trees [s]pray, praising breeze
for empowering pollen’s
opportunities

24 October 2006

_______________________

World View

Continent content
in content consensual
dissent incontinent …

1 October 2006


_________________________________ _


X Ray

Maid, lover, blends magnetic game in tune
Men hover enigmatic, moon s[p]in tame

Radioscopie

Si la femme est l’aimant, de la vie la musique,
L’homme vit donc à son tour en bande magnétique!

3 March 1992


______________________________

You I Am

‘You and I on call’
Offers open horizons, -
Useless limits fall...

I, you, osmosis
At last discover, reaching
Metamorph-oasis...

11 January 2002

___________________________________‘Wryku’ 1 3 5 7 9 11 syllables

Know High Kudos - No Haiku Wry Cue

N ew
O pus to
H armonize words through
A crostic's curlicue cue
I nspires innovative verse into
KUdos trophy hotspot - strophe's knots undo...

2 January 2007

__________________________________
Jonathan Robin 1975_2007

Submitted: Monday, January 02, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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