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. :)




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june 2014 free format shiki kukai



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





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

shiki kukai - midnight

The Free Format theme for the May shiki kukai at haikuworld was 'midnight'. It was easy, I thought.

Well, so easy my entry managed a total of.... 1 vote. :)






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may 2014 free format shiki kukai




midnight.
only the street lamps' silent stares.









© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Shiki Kukai - Allusion

The free format theme for the April shiki kukai at haikuworld was 'Allusion'. Literary allusion attempts to expand the meaning of a literary source. Allusive variation (in Japanese haiku) attempts to parody other well known haiku, but for this shiki kukai, it is allowed to parody other literary souces.

My literary source was a haiku by Gary Hotham.

And, oh yes, my submission managed 3 votes. :)




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untitled



sunset dying -
an empty beer can
caught by seaweeds





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day #12 - morning exercise

Day #12.

Some observations in a park near my home...





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morning exercise


the pigeon
folds it's wings
shakes its fat body a little
waddles a couple of steps and shakes again.
morning chill

while nearby
a group of seniors
are doing a group calisthenics
trying to move in unison, flapping their arms
imitating flight


12/04/2014
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day #8 - echoes in the night

Day #8.

Urg! Maybe needs re-working later...





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echoes in the night



the distant thud of thunder
that might have been
the last beat of your heart

in the blackness of the room

only the ticking of the clock
the slow twitch of its luminous hands
grasping the hour of the night

a shade of ghastly green

and then quite clearly from the ceiling
tock//tock//tock
the sound of marbles dropping

but above that is only the rooftop...


08/04/2014
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day #4 - untitled

Day #4.

The prompt at the NaPoWriMo site today is to write a lune. I am trying out a Collum lune.




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untitled


1.

the open window.
the night creeps in and
shares my bed.


2.

no clocks needed.
on rooftop of opposite block
blackbirds are waking.


04/04/2014
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day #1 - the tree

Day #1.

Oh man, do I have to start with something like this?
Last Sunday, I visited a friend's grave during the Qing Ming festival. A tree around the area inspired this poem.






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the tree




has this tree
grown wiser over the years
or has it become
lonely and sad
watching from the hillock
over road and cemetery
watch the old graves
              exhumed
and the newly dead
              lain in?


01/04/2014
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