"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Four Haikus -Magpie Tales #46


Two empty hands

Palms up lacking promise

Lacking care

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OR


Warm soft gloves

Keep lovers hands cozy while

Clasping mine

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OR


Two lost gloves

One right - one left make a pair

When desperate

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OR


Left behind

and on the other hand

you're right
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Happy New Year !


31 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

All very good! Nice Haiku Magpie.

madamebutterfly said...

Lovely choices!

We're all quick off the mark this week - have we been waiting for Willows return?

Hope you had a great Christmas

Glenn Buttkus said...

Terrific stuff here--haiku
times four, a quadku,
or haikuad. Great way to
blossom into several
directions and alternatives.
/two empty hands/ always
meant honesty, acceptance
to native Americans, open
hands, open heart, arms
open; yet gloves mantle,
they cover up and deny
the touch so often needed.
I like the oracle of the
two lost gloves coming
together somewhere in
the universe, and creating
oneness, a pair.

Reflections said...

Lovely haiku.... fun pieces.

ocdbloggergirl said...

Those are great!

~Sarah~ said...

The last one makes me smile. Good job on all.

ninotaziz said...

Dear Kathe,

My favorite?

Warm soft gloves
Keep lovers hands cozy while
Clasping mine

Happy New Year!

Brigid said...

Lovely pieces and happy 2011 to you too.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Would you consider creating 9 more, and then you could call it
"13 Ways of Looking at a Magpie"? (Just kidding!)

I really enjoyed having the variety of poems to read. Thanks.

kaykuala said...

Great haikus, kathew! You have a nice flow to it. Very good!

Tess Kincaid said...

Nice! I think I like the first one best, maybe because it made my Native American DNA tingle? ;^)

Berowne said...

Very good. I offer the sound of one finger snapping.

Helen said...

High marks for your haikus!!!!

Lyn said...

Love, love the last one..all good and clever, though!

Mama Zen said...

Well done!

Marilyn said...

Oh very good, each and every one of them.

rel said...

Kathew,
Like a steel trap; Your mind that is.
rel

Sue J said...

Love them all. Happy New Year :)

uma.a said...

Loved the second and third haiku very much

Doctor FTSE said...

Full of good ideas.

signed...bkm said...

Great way to start the new year..with three choices....have a good one Kathe....bkm

JeffScape said...

Oh, snap. That third one is awesome.

gs batty said...

4 very good haiku and I cannot do one enjoyed them all

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathe: Definitely love Haiku #2...sounds positive and sweet!

"Clasping mine"

Mmmm...lovely!!!

Although, I do love all of them, however, but I think you scored a home run with Number 2!!!Happy New Year 2011!!!

hedgewitch said...

Nice group of haikus, the third is especially excellent. Thanks for all your visits and comments,kathew, and Happy New Year.

chrisd said...

I loved that last one--full of humor! That was great! LOL

I admire people who, like yourself, can write poetry like this. You make it seem effortless.

Have a wonderful New Year--and thank you for stopping by!

Lydia said...

This was fun and my favorite was definitely this one (your humor cracks me up!):

Two lost gloves
One right - one left make a pair
When desperate

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

beautiful haiku

but that last sky shot?
breathtaking

Happy MMXI

Jingle said...

you have such mindful imaginations,
well done.

keep wondering.
Happy 2011.

Bee's Blog said...

I like them all - clever. Very nice!

Carrie Burtt said...

Wow you are amazing four haikus for the prompt....love them all Kathe! Happy New Year to you as well! :-)