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Mainstream Haiku Collection: Reflexions on Life

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Literary fiction



Haiku is a modern(-ish) poetry style which has no solid rules yet, only guidelines. Japanese haiku have a 5-7-5 or 3-5-3 syllable structure and are always about nature. Neither of these are requirements in English or any western language.


Submitted:Jan 4, 2011    Reads: 26    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


POST-ROCK-&-ROLL 1987-
Rap, Hip-Hop, Techno-Crud
All Post-Rock-and-Roll forms:
1987 onwards.

RAIN, RAIN

Rain, rain go away
Help! Help! I'm drowning, someone
Please save me! Help! Help!

RAMPAGING WINDS
(I)
Winds that roar like beasts
Rampaging through the towns,
Levelling all in sight.

A REAL WILD CHILD
Orange tabby tom
A loveable young wild child,
Boss-boy in this house.

REASON
Your sense of reason
Has been savagely abused:
Love has flown the coop.

RED SANDS SHIFTING

Red desert sands shift:
A lost man looks down toward,
Endless dunes below!

REFLEXIONS ON LIFE
Reflexions on life:
The nineteen-thirties, two-thousands;
Times of depression.

REFLEXIONS ON PAIN
Reflexions on life:
The nineteen-thirties, -nineties;
Times of depression.

REGRETS
(I)
Minds torn by regrets
Evil thoughts tormenting, keeps
your heart from healing.

ROCK & ROLL R.I.P.
Rock & Roll R.I.P.
Born in 1949; passed
away in 1987.

ROCK & ROLL WAS HERE TO STAY
Rock and Roll was here
To stay. Until the day it
died. Circa '87.

ROCK AND ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (?)
Rock … Rock and Roll. Rock
and Roll will never die.
Oops, guess I was wrong!

SATORI
A moment of sight
Sudden enlightenment lifts,
Curtains from your mind.

SEE THE DUCKS
Hear the ducks: Quack! Quack!
Then the rifles fire: Boom! Boom!
See the ducks fall dead!

THE SEPARATION
Swiftly changing moods:
Tenderness becomes coldness;
Then hostility.

SEXY EYES
Eyes that hint of love
Eyes that promise great passion,
To this lonely man.

THE SIMPLE LIFE
Is living simple?
Or as complicated as,
We think it to be?

THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE
To you life was once
Such a very simple thing,
When you knew true love.

SONG OF THE NIGHT
(I)
In the dark night
A siren's sweet song of love,
Calls you to her arms.

SOUNDS OF THE SEA
Sounds of the sea:
Waves crashing onto rocks;
Foghorns blaring out warnings.

SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Lightning blasts through trees
Thunder claps like tsunami,
Spring is in the air.

SPRING RAINS
Spring rains keep falling
Washing away the sunshine,
Drowning us in gloom.

STICK McGHEE & HIS BUDDIES
Long before the King
of Rock; Ol' Stick McGhee and
His Buddies sure rocked!

SUMMER DELUGE
Early December
Deluge heralds summer,
Chihuahua battles flood.

SUMMER RAINS

Light showers falling
Just a lick and promise of,
Winter months away.

SUMMER STORMS
Hail becomes deluge
Winds shrieking, roof iron rattles;
No sign of summer.

SUMMER SUN
(I)
Bright sunlight shining
Down upon beach-dwellers,
Melanoma rampant.

TEEMING RAINS
Teeming rains pounding
On rooftops and on windows,
Keeping you indoors.

TENEBROUS WAVES
(I)
Tenebrous waves break
Over rocks; white and foaming,
Lashing out in anger.

THOR'S GREAT HAMMER
Winter rains thunder
Sounding like Thor's great hammer,
Pounding on rooftops.

THOUGHTS
(I)
Your thoughts are dreams
Of all your yesterdays,
Compounded with future hopes.

THUNDER CLAPS LIKE TSUNAMI
Nature at its worst
Thunder claps like tsunami,
Tidal waves of doom.

THUNDER LIKE TSUNAMI
Thunder like tsunami
Tidal waves of fear engulf,
As night explodes.

THE TIGER STALKING
A tiger stalks low
Through the grassy savannah,
Hunting after prey.

TIMBO
Ancient tabby Tom
Looked to reach a hundred
Failed to last the summer.

TO DIE WITHIN
(I)
To die within with-
out ever knowing love. Is
to have never lived.

UNRELENTING LOVE
A hidden beauty
Calls you with a promise of,
Unrelenting love.

THE VALKYRIES
(I)
Beautiful maidens
Riding on winged chargers,
Speed to claim dead heroes.

VELVET EYES
(I)
Deep limpid pools
That make me yearn to dive deep,
Into my woman's arms.

VIOLENCE PENDING

Violence pending
Oak-cleaving thunderbolts
Sizzle across the sky.

WAR PLANES
(I)
Images of war planes
Dropping whistling death upon,
Those about to die.

WAVES OF TERROR
A wave of terror
Washing over you, like waves
Breaking at the beach.

THE WHALE
Graceful mammal flies
More like a bird than fish, yet
Neither one in truth.

WHIMSICAL
Living has become
A day to day thing; oh so
Very whimsical.

THE WIDOWS' WALK
(I)
The Widows' Walk, where
Fisherwives wait in vain for,
Husbands lost at sea.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts





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