Haikus For No Apparent Reason.

I've always loved the simplicity of the Haiku. I have fun making them up on the spot. Here are a few that I actually wrote down!

Rain in Southern California: a Primer:

When rain falls from sky
The water makes all things wet
So use umbrella!


Southern California February  February 5, 2018
Upward facing dog,
Dreams of chasing wild parrots
In winter's sunlight.

Clearing Brush March 7, 2017
Poison oak salad
Chomping, munching, fat on hill
California goats

 

Hope on a Head - January 21, 2017

Pussyhat on head
Handmade symbol, made with dreams
of equality.

 

Back to School - August 22, 2016
Staring through glass pane
Paws tucked, lonely; cat and dog
Await girls' return

Memorex - July 5, 2016
Floppy disk, useless
Garage cleaning find, becomes
Conversation piece

 

Sticker Shock - June 28, 2016

Dear decade-past self:
Two, four and six year old kids
Less costly than teens.

 

Still Growing - January 30, 2016
Teens, noon. Still in bed.
I tiptoe, grind beans out back.
Who have I become?!

 

It sticks to everything - September 25, 2015

Corgi's fur sure flies
I wonder how many states
Her fur now resides?

 

Find the Beauty - September 23, 2015

Upon reflection
Maroon cockroach on staircase
Is kind of pretty

 

Dilemma - September 22, 2015

Sea Fish: thank Goldfish!
Pescatarian no more
I can't eat its friends!

 

Bubbles - September 20, 2015

Orange friend called Bubbles 
Swims left to right, round and round
Glad I'm not a fish

 

Gimme Some - September 2, 2015

Apples, cinnamon
Mouthwatering aroma
Entices me. Pie!

 

A Question - May 13, 2015

Sitting down at desk
Broken pencil rolls my way
Gravity or ghost?

 

Hello Haiku  - April 28, 2015

Well it's been awhile
Haiku, my trusted mind-gym
Returns refreshed, game.

 

From the Sidelines  - November 14, 2014

Watching children race

Small feet flying, running, free
Makes me weep with joy

 

End Alzheimer's - November 2, 2014

​Walking with dear friends
Honoring loves present/passed
Alzheimer's cruelty

 

For the third year in a row, I walked a 5K to help raise money to help end Alzheimer's and dimentia. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that afflicts over 5 million Americn'a over the age of 65. For more information, visit: http://www.alz.org/

 

Make it Strong - October 29, 2014

My morning coffee
Warm and familiar with milk
Does not disappoint

 

All Thumbs - October 27, 2014
Thumbs are not fingers?
But they are part of our hands
So yes they're fingers!

 

My Voice - October 13, 2014

After all these years
Still learning how to become
The me who is true

 

Now We're Cooking - October 9, 2014
Melted handle, dent
New spatulas come and go
But this one's still best

 

Blood Moon - October 8, 2014
Early morning moon
Celestial red, swollen orb
I gaze with wonder

 

A Must See - October 6, 2014
Eye glasses are fun
Unless you must/needs wear them
Which makes them unfun

Rules - September 24, 2014

A man must have a

Special type of pretty feet
To wear flip-flops. Right?


Teens - September 23, 2014
It's "teen-ness;" middling
Time between kid and adult
That leaves me wanting.

 

Customer Service- September 20, 2014

On hold / Speaker phone

Peppy Muzak / hour and half
Disconnect / Boo Hoo!

 

Breakfast - September 19, 2014

Quaker man in hat,
Flounce, and smirk looks smug but his
Oats are delicious

 

The Beetles - September 18, 2014
Kids say new Bug Car

Looks like someone squashed down old 
Bug Car like a bug.

 

The Heat  September 16, 2014
Fluffy cloud in sky
Dog and cat slumber afoot
Dreams of cream and cheese

 

Why Am I Here? - September 12, 2014

Searching for purpose,
Meaning of my life, I look
At my kids and smile

 

Water  September 9, 2014

This serious drought

Requires our attention
Please save Mother Earth

 

Women Over a Certain Age - September 8, 2014
Dear tiny chin hair
I'm breaking up with you, so
Don't ever come back!

 

Self-Control - September 5, 2014
Chin, nose, lips, cheek, brow
Urge to reach over and pull
Stranger's piercings. Stop!

 

Ewwww  September 4, 2014

Clean store window/Man. 

Sees reflection/combs goatee
Dude we can see you!

 

Today's Haiku: Audible Feast edition:  September 2, 2014

Wild urban parrots

Yellows, greens, reds; on phone wire
Sounds like a party

 

Bonus Haiku: 5th Grader Edition: - August 25, 2014
It's the last first day.
Red hair, freckles, blue eyes, wink;
Enjoy 5th grade, love!

 

Today's Haiku: First day of school edition:  August 25, 2014
School begins again
Watching the girls walk away
Me/cheerful/wistful

 

Three days until school starts - August 22, 2014
Shopping for school clothes
Uncool / no way / you don't know!
... I want uniforms!

 

Cleaning the Closet - August 17, 2014

Boxed-up wedding gown

Ivory, tulle, lace; small space
And too big too veil!

 

Throwing it Back - August 14, 2014
Summer reflections;
Faces-past grin through touch screen;
Throwback Thursday's here!

 

A Moment - August 13, 2014

Warm cheek pressed to cheek

Unexpected; makes me jump
Love you! She giggles.

 

Sofa Bath - August 11, 2014

Shampooing sofa

Nose-memories erased
Teens, pets; make anew!

 


Perfect Mom - August 7, 2014
Me: The Perfect Mom
Calm, cool, always in control.
Dreambow of my mind.

 

Memories in a Box -August 6, 1014
Costume, colorful
Objects, lost secrets, fondly
Grandmother's earrings

 

Bunnies - August 5, 2014

Soft, wooly bunnies

Under table, discovered
Broom, you are my friend!

 
Simple Fun - August 4, 2014

Hiding, paper bag

Pouncing, giggling, seek and find

Cat and children play.

 
Sink - August 3 2014
Food-caked, last night's fête

Piled up high in the kitchen
Dishes, you mock me!

 

Blueberries - August 2, 2014
Blueberries for brains. 

Good for memory they say. 

Where did I hear that?

 
Mom Jeans -August 1, 2014

Teenagers tell me 

Mom jeans are for young people

But not for their moms.

 
Fluffy - July 31, 2014

The fluffy dog sheds

White fur all over sofa

So don't wear black pants.

 
 
Lookin' Good - July 30, 2014

Dinner date with He. 
Dressed up and feeling pretty. 
Toothpaste on blouse. Damn!

 

 

© by Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

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