Office Poetry

I like to write silly haiku poetry while at work. Here is a sampling of my efforts over the past six months, alternating with my amateur flower photography.

I hate limericks

I prefer to write haiku

This is easier

A.R. Grimes
I couldn’t help it, they were so yellow and pretty like sunshine!

THE HAIKU TODAY

IS BY NO MEANS ELOQUENT

OR AT ALL FUNNY

ARG
Close-up of a white peony, Georgia O’Keefe style.

EAT PURPLE CABBAGE

IT IS VERY GOOD FOR YOU

UNLIKE MOUNTAIN DEW

ARG
Not a purple cabbage, but a lovely purple iris!

ALICORN PRINCESS

SHOULD BE MY FACEBOOK I.D.

SO MANY PONIES!

ARG
Okay, this is a photo of My Little Pony toys, not flowers. Just thought this would be more appropriate to pair with the haiku. And yes, I do have more than these six ponies in my possession. Pega-sisters unite!

Beautiful sunlight

Let’s blow this Popsicle stand

And all go outside

ARG
It’s a beautiful day…perfect weather to go for a walk on the Glacial Drumlin State Trail.

SOMETHING IN THE AIR

IS MAKING MY HEAD ACHE HERE

I FEEL LIKE BARFING

ARG
Urgh…and then flowers burst out of the toilet?!

FILL EASTER BASKETS

WITH CANDY AND TOYS, BUT KNOW

YOUR REDEEMER LIVES

ARG
Do you see the butterfly?

It’s too nice today

to consider tomorrow’s

forecasted weather

ARG
Her Excellency, Graefin the soot panther definitely agrees.

Too much stuff is bad

Too little of anything

Is also not good

ARG
Confucius say…What the phlox?

Although I claim that

APRIL is the cruelest month,

MAY can be mean, too.

ARG
Yeah, just look at how gloomy it was that day…in May.

NO INTEREST SHOWN

SO TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED

GO HOME TO YOUR CAT(S)

ARG
All five of them, in this case. No, these cats are not mine. I was cat-sitting for a friend.

INDUSTRIAL SIZED

HEAVY BALLOONS SLALOMING

ACROSS THE BLUE SKY

ARG
Sorry, kids, no balloons here. Nobody here but us blossoms.

IT’S ALWAYS RAINING

IN THE DARK DEPTHS OF MY SOUL

I NEED SUNSHINE, PLEASE

Google Weather says

That the sun probably will

Peek out of the clouds.

ARG
These are pretty irises.

HOT, STICKY OFFICE

LEADING CAUSE IN CREATING

CRABBY EMPLOYEES

Perfumes can’t cover

Permeating the office

The vile stench of death

me
These peonies are not only lovely but they smell wonderful.

My rule with haiku is to whip one out in less than 2 minutes – usually during my breaks at work – so these were pretty raw and generally silly.

Feel free to comment!

Author: A.R. Grimes

Aspiring author of Christian Fantasy. A writer of poetry, fiction, and essays on various topics.

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