The Daily Haiku

A world of five - seven - five. At one time daily, now kind of sporadic.

September 28, 2007

Today's theme: A Hole in Mars

93 mile hole
On Arsia Mons north slope
Collapsed lava tube?

A Hole in Mars Story Link

September 27, 2007

Today's theme: Coffee

Columbian grown
Beans ground into a powder
Makes for good drinking

September 26, 2007

Today's theme: After Rain

Fast rushing water
The river grows more frantic
Building a flash flood

September 25, 2007

Today's theme: After Rain

Maple leaf glistens
Growing greener with the rain
Revitalized life

September 24, 2007

Today's theme: Is this what dying feels like?

Lying on the ground
All I feel is the cold earth
The warmth slowly fades

A hole in my chest
The old 'wrong place, wrong time' bit
Sticky red ebbs out

Black smoke chokes the sky
Mortar blasts in the distance
Last sound that I hear

Light turns to shadow
Vision dulling to nothing
No pain yet no fear

My body lets go
Is this what dying feels like?
I feel I'm floating

September 21, 2007

Today's theme: Nukes

Idiot people
With their idiot weapons
Global destruction

September 20, 2007

Today's theme: Ice Age

Melting glacial ice
Thermohaline current breaks
Salinity weak

Chain reaction
Warm water stops flowing north
Temperatures fall

Snowy landscape grows
Glaciers begin their advance
Another Ice Age

September 19, 2007

Today's theme: Cometary Impact

A bullet from space
Atmosphere incinerates
Massive collision

Dust blots the sun out
Temperatures plummet
A world-wide winter

Pray it won't happen
That any gods would protect
From devastation

September 18, 2007

Today's theme: Hurricane

A spinning torrent
Gale force winds, violent skies
Of a monster storm

September 16, 2007

Today's theme: Flood

A wall of water
Rushing down the valley slopes
Beware the flash flood

September 14, 2007

Today's theme: Volcano

Chaotic mountain
A heart burning of magma
Searing eruption

Something Extra

I breathe in the fumes
Of oils unfathomed
With glory and pride
I confess myself doomed
You won again
Godly different kind
My air has ceased
To the deepest peace of mind
--- Tiamat, "Atlantis as a Lover"

(Why?? Because it's stuck in my head, that's why!)

September 13, 2007

Today's theme: Earthquake

The building tremors
Rattling and crashing sounds
Run to a doorway!

September 12, 2007

Today's theme: Earthquake

The rumbling Earth
Fearful ripping of the ground
Tectonic movements

September 7, 2007

Today's theme: Divinity

Does the Divine Spark
Exist in all mankind?
Is it just a ruse?

What is the substance
Of our eternal Spirits?
Are we in control?

Is Fate pre-destined?
Do we control our own fate?
Or are we enslaved?

September 6, 2007

Today's theme: Holiday

My short vacation
Is now over and finished
Nice days at the shore

The sun shined warmly
Blue skies in the seventies
With a cooling breeze

The night skies were clear
Cygnus shown its majesty
Marked the Milky Way