Category Archives: love

Nirvana Lost

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Nirvana: destroyed/
In a flood possessions/
Purchased to please me/
#haiku

My limitations/
Provide boundaries I need/
To make me better/
#haiku

Ev’rything I want/
Pale reflection of ego/
And paltry desires/
#haiku

Happiness requires/
Limitations’ Acceptance/
And self-denial/
#haiku

Independence Day

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26. “Independence Day”/
A bloodless simulacrum/
Of revolution/
#haiku

27. Liberty’s freedom/
Requires the diversity/
That allows greatness/
#haiku

28. Accepting others/
As they see themselves creates/
Free Americans/
#haiku

29. Freedom’s true greatness:/
Equality before law/
(Free from OPINION)/
#haiku

30. My equality/
Erases historical/
Privilege of wealth/
#haiku

31. Freedom is diverse/
Allowing independence/
For everybody/
#haiku

32. Our diversity/
Is unimaginable/
To ideologues/
#haiku

Bathroom Selfies

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1. Bathroom selfies posed:/
Curves, outfits & confidence/
Performing their youth/
#haiku

2. Hips, hair and make-up/
Symbolically represent/
The entire woman/
#haiku

3. Porcelain backgrounds/
Show the austere privacy/
Of working women/
#haiku

4. Private made public/
Through Instagram’s* devices/
Peek into living/
#haiku *internet’s

5. Lipstick, Eyeshadow/
Women’s painted abstractions/
(Displaying their craft)/
#haiku

6. Metallic rainbow/
Arched over the Soul’s window/
Competing beauties/
#haiku

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7. Windows to the soul/
Staring into a smartphone/
Shared around the world/
#haiku

8. Iris and pupil/
Take in the light’s emissions/
While showing the soul/
#haiku

9a. Painted eye sockets/
Highlight, distract, camouflage/
The windows to soul/
#haiku

9b. Painted eye sockets/
Highlight, distract, camouflage/
Nature’s true beauty/
#haiku

10. Brightly painted lips/
The close up of consumption/
Meant for consumption/
#haiku

11. The abstract beauty/
Of a woman’s components/
Dehumanizes/
#haiku

12. Each photographed part/
Belongs to a living soul/
We must remember/
#haiku

13. Souls display their shells/
Reasons known only to them/
We mustn’t pre-judge/
#haiku

14a. Articulating/
Self on digital highway/
Is impossible/
#haiku

14b. Articulating/
Self on digital highway/
Is quite difficult/
#haiku

15a . Internet’s reduced/
All humans to simple Memes/
Stand-ins for ourselves/
#haiku

15b. Internet’s reduced/
Humans into mere icons/
Stand-ins for ourselves/
#haiku

16. Bathroom self-portraits/
Reduce us to visible/
Components of life*/
#haiku *self

Contented Sonnet

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Contented Life Sonnet II
[RErevision]

I have scaled the dizzying heights in life/
Where style’s premiums don’t matter/
Enjoying simple pleasures with my wife/
Make youth’s sweet conquests trite anti-matter/

Garish achievement of modern excess/
Burnished by wealth & youth’s pneumatic curves/
Are distractions, mere possessions tasteless:/
Undermining dignity and reserve/

Life’s simple common everyday pleasures/
Companionship, comfort, community/
Are destroyed by modern drastic measures:/
(Disgusting excess’s impunity)/

So I will enjoy what I’m enjoying/
Though to wanton desire it’s annoying/

Contented Life Sonnet
[unrevised]

I’ve attained the high plateau in life/
Where style’s premiums don’t matter/
Enjoying simple pleasures with my wife/
Make youth’s competition seem like blather/

Garish achievement of modern excess/
Burnished by wealth & pneumatic youth’s curves/
Those distractions, of possessions tasteless,/
From the straight and narrow will make you swerve/

Life’s simple psychological pleasures/
Companionship, comfort, community/
Are consumed by modern drastic measures/
(Disgusting excess’s impunity)/

So I will enjoy what I’m enjoying/
Though to consumerism:* annoying/
*capitalism

10a. I wrote a sonnet/
On middle aged contentment/
Because I’m happy/
#haiku

10b. I wrote a sonnet/
On middle aged contentment/
To convince myself/
#haiku

Valentine Mine

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2/14/13 ❤

2. On valentines’ day/
We try to live up to Love/
But my love’s too big/
#haiku

2b. On valentines’ day/
We try to live up to Love/
No THING could show love/
#haiku

2c. On valentines’ day/
I try to deserve your Love/
But I’m unworthy/
#haiku

2d. On valentines’ day/
We try to live up to Love/
But love is too big/
#haiku

3. The “miracle you”/
Made me the man that I am/
I am so grateful/
#haiku

4. We are an alloy:/
Alone just Copper & Tin/
Together we’re bronze/
#haiku

4b. Linda & Stafford/
Alone just Tin & Copper/
Together we’re bronze/
#haiku

5. Linda Pragmatic/
Stafford too aromatic/
Miracle children/
#haiku

6. Children, don’t chase Love/
In its icky human form/
Real LOVE’s not mere “cute”/
#haiku

7. Love is the beauty/
That human eyes cannot see/
Only hearts* know love/
#haiku *souls

8. Love is pure sweetness/
A dark flavor so sublime/
No tongue can enjoy/
#haiku

8b. Love is pure sweetness/
A dark flavor so sublime/
Mortals taste heaven/
#haiku

9. Love is pure vision/
Seeing beyond physical/
To beauty itself/
#haiku

10. Love is sonic joy/
The music of creation/
Played aloud for you/
#haiku

11. Loving you transforms/
Moments into eternities/
Of pure happiness/
#haiku

12a. Our lusts have become/
Disposable fantasies/
Dreams meant for instants/
#haiku

12b. Desire and lust are/
Disposable fantasies/
Dreams meant for instants/
#haiku

13. Hottie cards expire/
After time foeveryone/
Except our belov’d/
#haiku

14. Beauty’s brief shelf life/
Often expires in-noticed/
Though always observed/
#haiku

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Sledding in Woodside Queens 2013

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35. Sledding in Woodside/
With the people of the world/
Human gravity/
#haiku

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2/10/13

50. The snowy hillside/
In Woodside’s Doughboy playground/
Is peppered with fun/
#haiku

51. Here Colombians/
Bengalis, Tibetans as/
Americans slide/
#haiku

52. Snowy experience/
ReCaptured digitally/
Are sent to tropics/
#haiku

53. iPad made movies/
Of happy Americans/
Are sent far away/
#haiku

54. Woman with hijab/
Gucci covered iPad films/
Her smiling children/
#haiku

55. Korean father/
Roars down the tree covered hill/
Ecstatically loud/
#haiku

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56. Mexican fam’ly/
Unloads children & their sleds/
Then tackle papí/
#haiku

57. Americans all/
We enjoy democracy/
Of our acceptance/
#haiku

36. Sledding with children/
Overshot my playfulness/
Collided with age/
#haiku

37. Clenching rope handles/
Spinning beyond all control/
Damaged ring finger/
#haiku

38. Regretting my ride/
Because I injured myself/
Shows a lack of faith/
#haiku

39. Staying young inside/
More important than safety/
For immortal* souls/
#haiku *eternal

40. Aging bodies recede/
To within our comfort zone/
Abandoning youth/
#haiku

41. Aches and troubles/
Of old immaturity/
Are truly priceless/
#haiku

42. Youthfulness’s worth/
Though dangerous to old men/
Keeps their spirits fresh/
#haiku

43. Adventure’s value/
Is an internal journey/
Exploring within*/
#haiku *our souls

44. The pains in my body/
Temporarily remind/
My mind I’m alive/
#haiku

45. This throbbing finger/
Beats the rhythm of my heart/
Where I can feel it/
#haiku

46. I regret nothing/
Because I’m educated/
By experience/
#haiku

47. While I don’t like pain/
It reminds me I’m alive/
Here to live for now/
#haiku

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48. Wedding tourniquet/
The ring keeps my red blood in/
The heart of my life/
#haiku

49. Ring’s Symbol becomes/
An active agent in life/
I cherish it so/
#haiku

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Thinking of Beauty

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22a. Looking at beauty/
Erases people’s human selves/
Obscuring their truths/
#haiku

22b. Seeing physical/
Obscures the emotional/
That governs the self/
#haiku

22c. Physical beauty/
Obliterates strength & will/
That really matter/
#haiku

22d. Insecurity/
& invisible Desire/
Create who we are/
#haiku

23. Truth wakes up alone/
Accepts who we really are/
Let’s us try again/
#haiku

24. Physical beauty/
Only matters publicly/
Alone we just are/
#haiku

25. When I was lovely/
I wish I knew how little/
It mattered inside/
#haiku

26. People who admire/
Only the outward beauty/
Are hiding from life/
#haiku

27. Life’s truest beauty/
Simply draws another breath/
To live well today/
#haiku

28. The majestic view/
Should make us look deep inside/
At what creates it/
#haiku

29. The landscape “out there”/
Only matters when we look/
With romantic eyes*/
#haiku
*with our souls through eyes/

30. So watch yourself look/
And see your application/
Of beauty to “things“/
#haiku

Fading In

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28a. Reinvent each day/
Find each moment’s novelty/
To enjoy your life/
#haiku

28b. Reinvent yourself/
Find each moment’s novelty/
To enjoy your life/
#haiku

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Suspended in Now

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11. Visit principal/
Over our suspended son/
Angry at school, boy/
#haiku

12. Defiance conforms/
To the personalities/
Confined by the rules/
#haiku

13. Supporting your child/
Sometimes means backing his school/
‘Gainst his righteousness/
#haiku

14. Resent procedure/
Of institutional might/
Still we require rules/
#haiku

15. Lines between “Ego”/
& organization’s needs/
Blurred by insecure/
#haiku

16. Rules offer guidelines/
But can be crude instruments/
When Ego’s involved/
#haiku

17. Papers need grading/
Though some students aren’t learning/
No matter the score/
#haiku

18. My Ego’s involved/
My prejudices stirred up/
Obedience rules/
#haiku

19. Accepting the rules/
From both sides of equation/
Will repress* Ego/
#haiku *stifle

20. Life is a blessing/
That is too hot to contain/
In neat containers/
#haiku

21a. Suspended in Now/
We struggle with G_d’s agar/
That keeps us alive/
#haiku

21b. Suspended in Now/
We submit to G_d’s agar/
That keeps us alive/
#haiku

Love & Hate Haikus

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17c. Love is Infectious/
Optimism’s Contagion/
Incubates in me/
#haiku

17d. Life is Infectious/
Optimism’s Contagion/
Gestates within me/
#haiku

17a. Love is Infectious/
A contagion of red hope/
Splattered on the world/
#haiku

17b. Love is Infectious/
Optimism’s Contagion/
Invading our world/
#haiku

18a. Hate is a learned skill/
Taught to maintain privilege/
That might not be fair/
#haiku

18b. Hate is a learned skill/
Taught to maintain privilege/
That people enjoy/
#haiku

18c. Hate is a learned skill/
Taught to keep the privilege/
Entitled prefer/
#haiku