35 Haiku

Here are some older haiku I wrote while in Thailand. I’ll post more soon. Tell me which ones you like or don’t like and why.

10/7/2008
stomach bound in knots
no pill exists which can ease
worry in the mind

10/5/2008
large rainclouds forming
will rain fall on us tonight?
my favourite season

10/8/2008
the changing seasons
marks the passage of time there
here, only rainfall

10/11/2008
underneath the street
the summer’s heat stifling
when will the train come?

10/24/2008
his paws are trembling
randomly the whiskers twitch
the cat is dreaming

10/24/2008
the needle enters
injects ink into the skin
left permanently

11/03/2008
stillness in the air
the barking dog seems closer
the rain will start soon

11/03/2008
first you see the flash
followed by the loud thunder
light travels faster

11/11/2008
the river runs fast
the colour a rich deep brown
the rainy season

11/18/2008
in the wilderness
exploring territory
mapping emotion

11/21/2008
harvesting the rice
catching fish from the river
simple life is good

11/26/2008
little balls of sand
the crab works tirelessly
retreats when i step

12/08/2008
what did the bugs do
before electricity
and light bulbs at night?

12/11/2008
มะม่วงอกร่อง (ma-muang awk-rawng)
มะม่วงอร่อยที่สุด (ma-muang arroy tii sut)
ชีวิตเมืองไทยดี (chi-wit meung thai dee)

12/12/2008
alone i walk fast
legs much longer than others
mind at hyperspeed

12/22/2008
the tree’s limbs stretch wide
equally long are it’s roots
hidden underground

01/04/2009
this game that you play
you seem to know the rules well
i am just learning

01/15/2009
muddy fields of rice
white birds on top of oxen
smell of burning grass

01/28/2009
whining mosquito
hovering around my ear
heavy with my blood

03/30/2009
endless sea of green
the heavy rice hangs down low
swaying in the wind

03/30/2009
smell of burning grass
the sun sets behind the hill
turning the haze pink

04/15/2009
all of a sudden
i have a strong sense of time
half the world away

04/15/2009
the F train, morning
sitting opposite, reading
i had no idea

04/22/2009
my mind wide open
so many possible paths
different outcomes

05/27/2009
thirty thousand feet
above the arctic ocean
i am half way there

05/27/2009
crossing the date line
instead of twenty four hours
today has forty

06/27/2009
i wrap emotion
into tiny packages
and hide them away

07/21/2009
sitting in the sun
clothes still wet after a swim
drinking summer ale

08/11/2009
i miss the city
the energy inspires
makes life exciting

08/12/2009
crying and screaming
the child wants attention
the mother ignores

08/12/2009
emotionally
undeveloped, otherwise
quite intelligent

09/07/2009
is portland the place?
biking, coffee, beer and girls
but is it too small?

09/07/2009
teleportation!
scientists are wasting time
this is what we need

09/07/2009
the higher the peak
the more difficult the climb
the wider the view

09/16/2009
i lay in my bed
listening to the thunder
off in the distance

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