November 12, 2019

Haiku Sticky #524

This is a rare haiku for me--it is 5-7-5! I think it could be trimmed, but every word seems to be necessary in this one. Come back on Sunday when I'll have a spider cherita.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

no longer able
to banish daddy long-legs
I too, feel the cold

November 10, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

lapsed, now atheist
guest at a church service

the words basically the same

new is an option
for receiving the Lord's Supper
gluten and alcohol free

November 5, 2019

Haiku Sticky #523


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

a hint of dusty rose

the battered dresser
in the secondhand shop

--with a stuttering slide
the drawer closes on a
grandmother long gone

November 3, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "Green Pears" by Charles Demuth (1929), cropped.

Text:

autumn pears

their shapes
unapologetically zaftig

it's hard not
to succumb to purchasing
more than one

October 29, 2019

Haiku Sticky #522

I completely forgot to post Sunday's Happy Haiga Day! and nearly forgot today's Haiku Sticky. I'd like to think that next week I'll have full use of my faculties, but I seem to have lost all sense of normality. Once again, a haiku or senryu is not sufficient, and thus I must squeeze a cherita onto a sticky.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

Halloween 2019

the ghoul wears a tie
his white skin masked
by tanning lotion

and a horror film plays
out before our eyes

October 22, 2019

Haiku Sticky #521

'Tis the season! A cherita since a haiku is just too terse.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

dollar store in October

picked-over candy
and goblins share the shelves

with plastic turkeys
red-glittered elves and other
things we won't need

October 20, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Image by Hokusai.

Text:

making an effort to sound
authentically pathetic

he leaves voice mail

without a doubt the cure
to his malady will include
large amounts of water