Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haiku #11 - In Lieu of Crying

Thanks to the mother
Of the farmer of the cow
Whose milk I just spilled.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiku #10 - High-Hanging Fruit

Many beasts compete,
Snatching at low-hanging fruit.
Others learn to fly.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Haiku #9 - Hara Hachi Bu

Greedy serpent gags
Gorging enormous carcass.
Merry Christmas!

-- Yes, I broke the 5 syllable rule in the last line, but it adds such a punch, doesn't it? ;)

--Hara hachi bu
is the Okinawan dietary principle of only eating until the stomach is 80% full. I have found a lot of benefit in using this principle to moderate a lot of the pleasures in my life.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Haiku #8 - Just Write!

Letter from a friend
Want to reply just right. Wait...
Too precious! Just write!

--This haiku was inspired while playing email catch-up during the holiday lull. Sometimes I take the longest to reply to the mails that I'm most excited about.