Archive for March, 2019

Dog Walk Haiku

March 31, 2019

Overnight
A patina of ice
Birds walk on water

After a rain
A smorgasbord of drowned worms
Natural kibble

Red winged blackbirds
Sing to us as we mosey
Toward Bethlehem

Senryu/Haiku, Go Gordo

March 30, 2019

“From nearly dead to – touring at eighty; Lightfoot – defies the reaper”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/gordon-lightfoot-edmund-fitzgerald-songs-815035/

Senryu/Haiku Duet, Trumpa Lumpa

March 30, 2019

“Trump’s tax cut has caused – a brief sugar high and not – a huge sustained boom”

“Exonerated – or a corrupt horse’s ass – or more likely both”

Senryu/Haiku Septet, Season Of The Witch

March 28, 2019

“Special Olympics – Gets the ax but the one – Percent got a cut”

“Let’s throw some water – On Betsy DeVos – And see if she melts”

“Channelling – A DeNiro character – Mean Betsy DeVos”

“Betsy DeVos – A thug in a skirt who wants – To mug your children”

“DeVos: Trump’s Umbridge – evil High Inquisitor – of Education”

“Dolores Umbridge – best make believe villain since – Hannibal Lecter”

“Betsy’s designer suit – could educate – a child for a year”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-scrambles-to-defend-budget-cut-for-special-olympics/2019/03/27/420b87ae-50aa-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html?utm_term=.28559722e313

Haiku/Senryu, What Girls Need

March 28, 2019

“All female space walk – fails because of not enough – space suits for women”

Senryu/Haiku Quartet, Introducing Toddlers to Words

March 27, 2019

“Digital books lack – The rich back and forth turn – Taking of print books”

“Collaborative – Reading of real books beats the bells – And whistles of tablets”

“Children need to learn – To read; everything in their – Lives depends on it”

“Standardized testing – has taken the fun out of – Reading for pleasure”

Senryu/Haiku, Auden

March 17, 2019

“The Auden poem – At the end is well worth the – Twenty minute wait”

Senryu/Haiku Quartet, RIP Hal Blaine

March 15, 2019

“Dozens of your – Favorite drummers – Were Hal Blaine”

“The best session bands – Like the Wrecking Crew, never – Messed up a track”

“Hal always knew what – A song needed and always – Knew how to play it”

“Any old time you – Choose it; it’s got a back beat – You just can’t lose it”

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/the-greatest-drummer-ever-from-elvis-to-the-beach-boys-17-of-hal-blaine-s-most-unforgettable-hits-1.5053516

Senryu/Haiku, Big Toot And Lil’ Toot

March 15, 2019

“Two trains running – One runs at midnight; the other – runs at the break of day”

Senryu/Haiku Quintet, You Really Ought To Give Bribery A Try

March 14, 2019

“American Dream – Rich parents cheat and bribe their – Kids into good schools”

“‘Say it ain’t so, Aunt – Becky’; ‘Yes, America, – I’m afraid it is'”

“Wealthy white people – Steal opportunities from – Deserving black kids”

“Papa Kushner paid – Two point five million for your – kid’s spot at Harvard”

“Almost no one thinks – USC or USD – is an elite school”