Monday, March 2, 2015

shiki kukai - alone

The theme for the Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'alone'. How hard can that be? :)

Well, hard enough for my entry to attract only 4 votes. :D





digital sketch by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness




february 2015 free format shiki kukai


only the darkness
at the watchtower

and me.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

shiki kukai - eyewear

The theme for the January 2015 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was "eyewear". It seemed straightforward, me being one of those who wears such things. It took me near to deadline to come out with one.

At least it managed 6 votes. :)






photo by jmiltenburg
image from morguefile.com





january 2015 free format shiki kukai



train platform -
a broken pair of spectacles
waits.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

shiki kukai - dog

The theme for the December Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was "dog". Well, it seemed like a straight-forward theme, no problem with that at all. But it took me a few days to come out with a measly one haiku.

At least it gathered 6 votes. :)






sketch by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness




december 2014 free format shiki kukai


fetch!

my old mongrel opens an eye
and closes it again.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

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)




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

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
**********




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2014

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