Hai-Kuul – June 14, 2005

Creamy Potatoes (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Boiled and then sliced up
Cooked with chives and some cheddar
They melt in your mouth

Weddin In Jeans (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
See the good ol’ boys
Convention thrown far away
Or are they just roont?

My Secondary Workstation Can Suck My Ass if It Crashes One More Time Today (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Crashing all the time
My workstation drives me nuts
I want to kick it

Just Eat It (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Your peas just sit there
Like dejected green eyeballs
No dessert for you

Summer? (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
This onslaught of heat
Is an answer to all the
Ungrateful people

Fatty Liver (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Piled high on my plate
Sits my giant nemesis
I must eat this thing

Sacre Coeur (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Protected from all
But shown to a chosen few
A precious rhythm

Trigger Finger (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
I have you in sight
And I feel the famous itch
My finger pulls back…

Shiny (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Both eyes grow so wide
At the sight of such riches
You are a magpie

Catch it Quickly (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
It’s getting away
Don’t you dare let it escape
Last one of its kind!

But… (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
A very small word
Which can bring a screeching halt
To big ideas

Let Me Clip That For You (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
There is a small hair
Waving in an unseen breeze
Sticking out your nose

Singing In the Rain (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Glorious feeling
Very refreshing and new
Too bad you’re alone

Are You There? (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Been thinking of you
You’ve disappeared from the Earth
Or so it does seem

Ok, Ok, Ok (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Please try to calm down
Your words are all jumbled up
Like a tornado

Sometimes You’ve Got To Let Go (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Holding on too tight
Will not help someone to grow
They need no bondage

Sometimes You’ve Got To Jump (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
It’s hard to take risks
You stand to lose so much, but
Stillness breeds boredom

Twinkly Toes (Requested by TheresaWarriorPrincess)
Both your feet stand out
An application of stars
Does wonders for them

This one was requested by Eric, who had very stringent requirements for the haiku he requested. I definitely spent more time on his than on any other. I do, however, feel stung by the hint of a suggestion that the rest of them contain no real craftsmanship.

Haircut (Requested by EricLippert)
Clipped hair falls like leaves
From bittersweet Autumns past
Lost from memory

I think I’m going to call it quits at haiku for today. Tuesdays are the toughest, as my lunch is shorter (I leave work early to help out with the kid’s class at my dojo, so I don’t have a lot of time). There are still many more requests to get to, but I’ve been neglecting the other aspects of this space. I still have three Fig-tionary entries I need to write. Also, the more time I spend on my space, the less time I have to read everyone elses.

This is not intended to discourage entries, by any stretch of the imagination. Keep your requests coming. I’m just letting you know that production of the haiku you all seem to love will be slowing a little, as things are getting busy, requiring me to take shorter lunches (which is my blogging time).

I’ll get to the outstanding requests either tonight or tomorrow at lunch.

*Remember, you can submit a topic to inspire your very own Haiku Poem by clicking here. You can read about Hai-Kuul here.