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Haiku written Sept. and Oct. 2009 by Robert Stone

Dear Reader,

Another two months have rolled by and here are the recent haiku. All of them were written as comments on comments or on status notes or on photographs or on blog posts or in responses to emails.

Haiku by Robert Stone, September and October 2009
Change indicates time --
our minds sort dreams, spaces, thoughts --
make chronologies.
- - - Saturday, 5 September 2009

Too much tomorrow
and still lost in yesterday,
too little today.
- - - Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The longer our life
the more we look back and see
our escapes from death.
- - - Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Only the next cell,
nothing else matters to life,
thinking hastens death.
- - - Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Extreme to extreme
Listening is extreme autism
Talking vanity.
- - - Saturday, 12 September 2009

Read my mind and found
nothing worth noting in there.
Try reading my eyes!
- - - Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Life will not hold still.
You must think about next moves
or be left behind.
- - - Wednesday, 16 September 2009

All those images
even in mind imperfect
a will but no way.
- - - Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Not always looking,
not always thinking weird thoughts,
not always eye bright.
- - - Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Unending wonder
each revelation reveals
mystery again.
- - - Wednesday, 7 October 2009

When I see myself
in the lives of those I love,
I can say nothing.
- - - Monday, 12 October 2009

Recalling the past --
the good likely not so good,
the bad likely worse.
- - - Thursday, 15 October 2009

If dreams are wishes,
what sort of monsters are we
to have such wishes
- - - Saturday, 17 October 2009

Years put rings in trees.
Kind words put hope in the heart.
Let love overflow.
- - - Sunday, 18 October 2009

True caring occurs
when the gift and the giver
are one and the same.
- - - Thursday, 22 October 2009

Masks help us unface
Gory Daze and Glory Days
but we cannot hide.
- - - Friday, 30 October 2009

According to some
so many ways lead to hell
maps are not needed.
- - - Friday, 30 October 2009

Awake from the night
from unbeing from defeat
to add one more day.
- - - Friday, 30 October 2009

Old clothes broken-in
for plain days but for spooking
costumes broken-out.
- - - Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween sailors
take note that heaven and hell
are almost touching.
- - - Saturday, 31 October 2009

Be yourself tonight
to blind those who see you masked
the rest of the year.
- - - Saturday, 31 October 2009

Thousands of acorns
give hope for a few new trees,
thousands of words, thoughts.
- - - Saturday, 31 October 2009
If you are really curious as to what caused me to write one of these, send me a note and I'll let you know. Robert H Stone email:

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