Haiku and photo: “Yearning”

Yearning

Earth’s Moon hanging high /

bright light in the cold night sky /

we, in yearning, try.

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#moon #haiku #poem #poetry #yearning #friday #may #2020 #davidebooker #nightphotography

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Photo finish Friday: “Hip-oh”

I don’t know who is showing the most hip, but I can guess who is being the most cheeky in this photo.

Is this a drunken, African version of the Running of the Bulls? The Hightailing Away from the Hippopotamus? Or would that be Hippopotami?

Oh my

the hippopotami

have come to try

and drive me away.

I undressed

to my birthday best

to take my rest

on a hot day.

I did not know

it was no place to go

that I could not show

my full display.

I have caused unrest

put nature to the test

because I undressed

and tried to stay.

One big old brute

did not like my birthday suit

so I gave him the salute

and he huffed my way.

With no pants

I had little chance

to make a stance

or have my say.

I now must leave

but please don’t grieve

and don’t yet believe

I am human filet.

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No pussyfooting around here

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Haiku and photo: “Hope for the creek”

Hope for the creek

The Hail Mary here /

Is neither pass nor prayer /

But hope for the creek.

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Haiku and photo: “Purple Iris”

Purple Iris

Petals up and down /

Shining in the sun’s pleasure /

Bright beard on curled tongue.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #may #tuesday #2020 #iris #davidebooker #photo #beard #flower #sun #pedals #purple #oldnorthknoxville #knoxville #tennessee

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cARtOONSdAY: “A welcome”

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Haiku and photo: “Water flower”

Water flower

White Iris petals /

Folded by the falling Spring /

Rise to catch the rain.

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#olddnorthknoxville #photo #davidebooker #2019 #april #haiku #poem #poetry #poet #writing #writer #iris #rain #spring #pedal

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Photo and haiku: “Lacewing”

Lacewing

Translucent lacewing, /

Benefits not from the sun. /

Four weeks, a pale life.

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#haiku #poem #poetry #lacewing #pale #translucent #life #sun #oldnorthknoxville #davidebooker #photooftheday #poemoftheday #may #monday #2021

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Poem and illustration: “It’s the economy, stupid”

The economy, stupid

Oh, crap, it’s the economy, /

The dinosaur said, ignoring astronomy. /

The big rock blazed through the sky /

Attracted attention as it hurtled by./

It matter little they were in danger /

From this fulsome, rocky, plummeting stranger. /

It’s the economy, again came the cry. /

Nothing else matters, “Even if we die!“ /

It’s wonderful to have and hold your things /

And the temporary joy ownership brings. /

But when you’re dead and in the ground /

The joy of ownership will let you down.

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#poem #poetry #fable #comet #dinasour #coronavirus #extinction #sunday #may #2020 #davidebooker #economy #ownership #allegory

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Haiku and photo: “Recycling”

Recycling

Flames bloom like wildflowers /

Neighbors sprout masks, recycle air. /

Toxic smoke rains down.

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#davidebooker #poem #haiku #poetry #poet #writer #writing #may #thursday #2019 #toxic #recycling #neighbors #smoke #flames #bloom #wildflowers #air #masks #rain #northknoxvilletn

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