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Poetry: 29 Haiku for Dec. and Nov. 2009, from Robert Stone

Haiku by Robert Stone

Another two months have rolled by and here are the recent haiku, 29 in all. 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.
Going home at birth,
going home when the mood strikes,
going home at death

-- 9 October 2009

Work and play and love
like there is no tomorrow
for there might not be.

-- Sunday, 1 November 2009

The piping is ours.
Charmers let us be ourselves,
following they lead.

-- Sunday, 1 November 2009

Juggling is a test --
to remember where things are
to keep in order.

-- Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Up is not not-down
but the only direction
in the land of hope.

-- Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Against the blackness
even without outer light
souls still cast shadows.

-- Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Mixing up letters
if only it were just that
wrong words are my bane.

-- Friday, 6 November 2009

What we remember
with what we have forgotten
is what we are now.

-- Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Our needs shape our lives,
our wants shape our daily work,
our dreams shape our world.

-- Monday, 16 November 2009

Reading and writing,
gone the way of 'rithmetic,
no thinking, no art.

-- Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Never the same steps,
never the same images,
capture the moment.

-- Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Fascinating words
emotion and meaning are
always obvious

-- Wednesday, 18 November 2009

If you know answers
and tell them to no one else
they are not answers.

-- Thursday, 19 November 2009

Good trees have much fruit.
Good poetry can be read
with many meanings

-- Thursday, 19 November 2009

Some leaves will not go.
They keep on hanging around
waiting for long nights.

-- Friday, 20 November 2009

Gro-tesk Bur-les-que,
Isn't that Vermont bar-be-que
with red hot people?

-- Saturday, 21 November 2009

The more ways we look
the more patterns we can see
the more things we know.

-- Sunday, 22 November 2009

Songbirds not singing
is a clear sign of danger,
the music of fear.

-- Saturday, 28 November 2009

At a tall, closed door
like children we all look up
and wonder inside.

-- Sunday, 29 November 2009

Only the one moon
looking different each night
just as its watchers.

-- Monday, 30 November 2009

destroys itself by seeing
patterns and designs.

-- Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Finding the same path
only happens when we are
seeking the same goals.

-- Monday, 7 December 2009

Between two evils?
Take a nap and wake to find
one has chosen you.

-- Wednesday, 9 December 2009

There is truth and truth
and regardless of others
your truth is your truth.

-- Thursday 17 December 2009

May the fates permit
sad happiness to become
a happy sadness.

-- Thursday, 17 December 2009

If we always wait
until we know intentions,
nothing will happen.

-- Saturday, 19 December 2009

When I see me see
the thing I was meant to do,
moments shine forth pride.

-- Sunday, 20 December 2009

From first light first love,
from aging cold burning fire,
from new heart new hope.

-- Friday, 25 December 2009

Got gods you don't like?
Give them a facelift and get
new gods you might like.

-- Monday, 28 December 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.

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