Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

daily haiku, October 29th

I can feel the warmth
starting to spread through my legs.
a cat on my lap

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

daily haiku, October 25th

poetry slam night
preparations are over
and inadequate

daily haiku, October 24th

smells of oranges
permeate the kitchen air.
Who's taking the pith?

"Taking the pith" is such a witty line. It's not something I came up with myself. I read it in my friend Penelope's blog post.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

daily haiku, October 21st

last second ticking
one point behind, two point shot
the swish is so sweet

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

daily Haiku, Oct 18th

This is a bit late, but I had a dinner to go to tonight and just got back:

I am now writing
poetry exercises.
so far all drivel.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Some video haiku for your entertainment...

I just saw my friend, Ken Arkind's most recent TEDx talk, which reminded me that I'd performed with him back in June and gotten the video back from Lonnard Watkins who'd been kind enough to record it.

Ken's most recent TEDx talk: 

Ken Arkind: My name is a poem

(I have no idea why this won't show up as a video :( )

I love this guy... so many poignant, funny, sad and clever moments throughout. This is his 3rd TED talk.

Ken and I on stage at Fringe Bar.

Comments welcome. :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

daily haiku, October 14th/15th

Oh my... why can't I just do one a day? Why do I keep missing them? This is one of my few forms of writing, so how hard can it be? I'm not working at the moment, so should have lots of time!

wasting all my time,
and there is plenty of it,
looking for a job

words always fail me
whenever I need them most.
seduction crisis!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

daily haiku, October 13th

Random word: couloir (a steep mountainside gorge)

within the couloir
a mountain sheep butts against
the mountain's steepness

Sorry - nothing even remotely funny today. Suggestions on how to make "couloir" funny? I got that from Marriam Webster's "word of the day" FYI.

daily haiku, October 11th/12th

Bah! I somehow missed yesterday, and I was so good...

Another day missed.
I will have to make it up,
with a witty poem

a little voice says
"You are just not good enough."
It's my lover's voice.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

daily haiku, oct 9th

Heinlein's writing rules
are very, very simple
rule one: you must write

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

daily haiku, October 8th

Contributions from
from our Canadian fellows
mmmm... maple syrup

Really, that's it... I can't think of anything else Canada has supplied. Oh.. boredom...

Monday, October 7, 2013

daily haiku, Oct 7th

random word: incarcerate

how to tell if you've
had a good stag do party?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

daily haiku, October 5th

Another unpublished one that I did on the night of the haiku death match:

We're attention whores
you’ll know this if you know poets.
Please like this haiku

Thursday, October 3, 2013

daily haiku, October 4th

Not all the haiku from the deathmatch was published here, so here's one from the night. Don't blame me if the audience liked low-brow poetry. :p


Fuck society!
but then there is an issue.
Where does the cock go?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

daily haiku, October 3rd

Last night was Poetry in Motion's Haiku Death Match. Last year, I was 2nd, but I won it this year.

Not only that, it was a rematch of last year's final. Some fantastic haiku, but unfortunately, there were only 8 competitors rather than last year's 16, so the energy wasn't quite as good this time out.

The only new ones were the 3 that I wrote on the night... everything else has been posted here recently.

The audience had 3 topics, "asparagus", "cannibalism", and "baby sitting::

asparagus haiku:

everyone rejoice
it's asparagus season
your pee will smell bad

cannibalism haiku:

surviving alone
on a desert island? NOT

baby sitting haiku:

how to get out of
being asked for baby sitting?
Sit on a baby.

The cannibalism haiku was THOROUGHLY bested (it's the only unanimous vote, and the whole audience was voting!) by last year's champion with one of the best haiku of the night... I don't remember it exactly, but it was something like:

what's eating the poor?
cannibalism? No! That's

Tuesday, October 1, 2013