Manifestations of a chronic boondoggler…in verse

My brain is weird.
Little ball of fluff
my cat almost did you in
now you’re in prison
Hark! the herald cried
something dead over yonder
the vultures circle
O caterpillar
trail-way trundling along
little woolly bear
I agree with Calvin;
tiger-stripe cats’ fur is mere
ornamentation
Brothers together
hold fast to family ties
cardinal virtue
Pink feathery tufts
beneath amber sky at dusk
imaginary
One side makes you tall
the other, even shorter
both sides will kill you

Haiku, Can You?

Time to wend your way
through turning pathways of a
sparkly labyrinth
Too humid outside
to take a lovely long walk
which makes me grumpy
Precarious perch
little grey cat looking down
decides to return
Can you imagine
Adorning your human feet
with elfin slippers?
Bold sunny faces
bear the plain name of Susan
of the blackened eyes
Crane neck to the side
gaze at sandhill wanderers
fuzzy grey babies
Morning spectacle:
upon the cast-iron chair-back
perch three feathered friends

Haiku time again

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Pitter patter rain comes down

Thor swings his mighty hammer

Thunder quakes the sky

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Misty, muggy air

The early morning sun sweats

Dewdrops glistening

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Divebombing warbirds

Creating nasty messes

Need magical stuff.

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Crouching on the rock

Brown spots dapple slimy skin

Frog watches then leaps

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STOP A MOMENT FOR

HIBISCUS AND PINK LILIES

DON’T SMELL THE ROSES

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Hop, scurry, cricket

Tries to hide in the bathroom

I caught it anyway

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Time to wend your way

Through turning pathways of a

Sparkly Labyrinth

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Too humid outside

To take a lovely, long walk

This makes me grumpy

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“Why is the rum gone?”

Demands Captain Jack Sparrow.

‘Cause you drank it, fool!

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Lonely cracked willow

Supports birds in fragile boughs

Plum water yet beckons

Matches made in the toybox

TMNT and MLP #1

Imagine a cartoon crossover episode involving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (MLP:FiM).

Now, which pony character do you think would each of the TMNT characters choose for a mount?

The first pairing is obvious to me:

Major party animals coming our way!

Michelangelo

And Pinkie Pie. What mayhem

Shall ensue today?

TMNT & MLP haiku #1

Well, how about that? Do any of you have a “perfect pairing” in mind? You can use any characters in the TMNT (Nickelodeon CGI version) and the MLP:FiM universes. Please comment with your “character pair” and explain your reasoning – serious or hilarious, so long as it makes some sort of logical sense.

Stay tuned for more mash-up silliness!

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

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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)

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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

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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.

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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

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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!