Tuesday, November 11, 2014

armistice




digital sketch by dsnake1





Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.

-- Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)




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Saturday, November 1, 2014

shiki kukai - moonless

The theme for the October kigo section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was "Moonless Night" or "Moonless". The haiku came to me very early, but I spent quite some time deliberating over it, changing a word here, changing a line there. And guess what, in the end, I submitted the original draft. :)

And wow! It scored zero votes in the kukai. :D

I still think it's good.





image by dsnake1 done with pencilmadness




september 2014 kigo shiki kukai




this night -
the moth's death wish
with my pressure lamp.





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

shiki kukai - lost

The theme for the September free format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was "LOST and/or FOUND". I submitted an entry and it managed a total of 0 votes. I wasn't disappointed though. I think it wasn't good too. :(



photo by hotblack
image from morguefile.com



september 2014 free format shiki kukai


dark night
strange street
and a clueless cab driver


13/09/2014
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

shiki kukai - goodbye

The theme for the Free Format section of the August shiki kukai was "Goodbye(s)/Parting Words". Sounds like an easy topic, isn't it?

I thought so too, and send in a monostich. It managed 4 votes. :(





image by dsnake1



august 2014 free format shiki kukai




only the silence of the flowers and gravestones.




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

haiku - size

I went for a 30+ km cycling trip last Monday. Should do more of these trips.




photo by dsnake1



untitled



an ant on my sneakers -
suddenly the trees so small against the sky.






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Thursday, August 7, 2014

haiku - papaver rhoeas

World War 1, 1914 - 1918




image by dsnake1




Papaver rhoeas



in the fields
the red poppies watch over the fallen.



04/08/2014
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Monday, June 30, 2014

shiki kukai - hut

The Free Format theme for the June shiki kukai at haikuworld was 'hut'. I submitted a concrete haiku. It didn't do too badly, managing to reel in 12 votes. :)




photo by dsnake1



june 2014 free format shiki kukai



abandoned hut
\\\/// the weeds closing in \\\///





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014