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“Deafening Silence” Haiku to Sonnet

First Thoughts

I took an old haiku string that I wrote (when I still had the Blackberry) and turned it into a sonnet. As I write haiku I often tell myself that these are placeholders for longer thoughts that I want to return to. Now I have returned to this one that is at least three years old (when did I get the iPhonE?)

Deafening Silence Haiku

1a. Deafening Silence/
Sarcastic Oxymoron/
Of those who were wrong/

1b. Deafening Silence/
Sarcastic Oxymoron/
Of people who’re wrong/

Deafening Silence/
Assumption’s stinging defeat/
In Oxymoron/
Deafening Silence/
Assumption’s oxymoron/
Of total failure/

4a. Defeat’s triumph sung/
By the angels of failure/
Deafening silence/

4b. Defeat’s triumph sung/
Mutely by Failure’s Angels:/
Deafening silence/

4c. Defeat’s rhythm beaten/
Mutely by Failure’s Angels:/
Deafening silence/

Mute Defeat

Suddenly struck by Deafening Silence/
A quiet stinging lash across the face/
Passivity has no less violence/
When the vanquished admits his awful place/

Defeat’s triumph boldly though mutely sung/
Heralded by the angels of failure/
Though the adversary climbs down one rung/
Victory’s got ill-fitting regalia/

Do I enjoy this awful victory?/
For whenever I win, someone loses/
Someone has been vanquished so bitterly/
There lies an ego’s soul flossing bruises/

The averted eyes’ silent aria/
Fatal to the proud as diphtheria/

Gratitude Sonnet

rainy chair haiku
I’m eternally grateful for today/
No matter what obstacles it might include/
Whether it is weather or some delay/
Life is all remade by my attitude/

Regardless of the day’s tribulations/
Today is perfect if I can believe/
That friction and woes are good sensations/
To craft the last person I want to leave/

The pebble bothering me in my shoe/
Is there to show me how to slow down some/
Stop: inventory where I’m walking to/
& how the problem is often begun/

Ease and comfort are often distractions/
I’m grateful for my positive actions/

Power (IMBALANCE) #Haikus

Another entry from my twitter haiku journal:

1. Ancient emnities:/
Domestic dogs versus cats/
Contest for handouts/

2. Scarce resources cause/
Un-needed competition/
Our fear creates greed/

3. Constabularies’/
Job, since their creation: to/
Keep “Have nots” from “haves”/

4. Control and power/
Disguised as security/
Eat our freedoms up/

5. Most power corrupts:/
The “Top-down model” creates/
Loyalty upwards/

6. Liberation needs,/
Paradoxically, freedom/
For misbehaviour/

7. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/

8. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/
Formal religion/

9. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/

10. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/
Christian phalangists/

11. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/
Islamic nut jobs/

12. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/
White supremacists/

13. The “top-down-model,”/
Most of all, must be free of/
All Utopians/

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Three Days of Tweet #Haikus

I wanted to post three days of my #Haikus from Twitter formatted, edited and with links to the pictures.  Not only can I get them into columns, but there seems to be an extra space between each line, so this will be an unpleasant blog-post.  If you struggle though, thanks so much.  I am sorry I’ve been so derelict in my updating, but life is now. (HMMM, sounds like a Haiku)

I’m a stress farmer/

Growing prime anxiety/

I cultivate nerves/


I’m a stress farmer/

I grow prime anxiety/

Cultivating nerves/




Headline (#Haiku)

“Tea Party Avoids/

Divisive Social Issues”/

Like helping the poor/


I’m at the age of/

Elastic-stretch waste bands &/

Retelling stories/



Comic barbershop/

Makes me feel old now, sadly/

All comic books age/



I’m at the age of/

Elastic-stretch waste bands &/

Retelling stories/


“Contempt prior to/

Investigation” marks my/

Comments on this page/

#haiku #sorryItextedthat

History changes/

And makes the bold radical/

A redundant fop/


My ambition sleeps/

Curled up next to me today/

Waiting for regret/


Productive urges/

Are curled up here next to me/

On this damp Friday/


The First week of school/

low as a persian rug: floored/

and beaten like dog/


When 3 buses come/

All at one time after an/

Hour’s long rainy wait!/


Haikus: placeholders/

For longer contemplations/

Of the world I see/


“Grade” diagnostics/

And begin to really learn/

About the Future/


Racism: why I/

“Ain’t Reconstructed” The South/

In my Yankee Mind/


Hdln #haiku

“Dance Floor Rejection:/

Man Beats Woman n Bar/

Restroom” (St Pats’s Starts!)/


Chinese grave display-Woodside.

Display grave, chinese,/

Forgotten by concrete wall/

Under B.Q.E./




The Consumer sign/

is an archeology/

Of fleeting times gone/



track bikes are most zen/

the ratio spins the truth/

out of fixed-gear youth/




Andrew Dice Clay is/

Getting “long in the tooth” though/

He hasn’t lost “bite”/



Follicled halos/

Saturning the reddening/

Buzz-cut hipster heads/


Adjuncts are the “crack”/

CUNY is addicted/

To by Government/


My paranoia/

Doesn’t mean that nobody/

Is out to get me/


I told class today/

That they had to teach me Soc./

So I could learn it/


Jesus died for sins/

That humans made together/

In rare harmony/


*double consciousness time*

Even broken clocks/

Are correct twice each day/

I wait for my time/




Look for “the happy”\

in Consumer redemption\

Outside ideas\




I’m hanging ten toes/

over the precipice that/

lies beneath my board/

#haiku #surf

Seven train is stopped/

At 46th street making/

ME late for MY class/


(I made it on time)

There’s a point on Woodside ave/

Where the seven train and landing planes/

Disappear behind the same building/

#queens #poem

Arboreal Rat/

On a concrete wall looking/

At a Photo rat/




I’m a big Hater/

Of ev’rything that is new:/

(Searching for my youth)/


Headline (#haiku)

“Rush Limbaugh ‘races’/

to inject a racial joke/

about [blind Black man]”/


Headline (#Haiku)

(Unlikely Heroes Ed.)

“Leaders in House Block/

Earmarks to Corporations/”

Gravy-Train Derails!!!/


Headline (#haiku)

“More Messages Link/

Senator to Job Effort/”

Crook Politician/


Pierced cheek’s diamonds/

Look like the initial tears/

Of sacred wailing/


Pierced cheek’s diamonds/

Looked like the initial tears/

Of a precious cry/


Trying to maintain/

Gratitude’s good attitude/

In my humble life/


I’ve switched to @Profgee/

On my phone and I miss my/

@wQueens7 friends/


(any suggestions for twitter client on BBerry?)

Five:thirty A.M./

The Eastern sky lightens up/

Summer is coming/



Headline (#haiku)

“I Tickled Aide: That/

Was All, Massa Says” Smiling./

Aide is not talking/


G_d has blessed you twice/

Then gave you your family/

Now for the main course!/


(in response to Adoption completion of friend)

Santeria can’t/

With all its beads & feathers/

Rid the smell of booze/


(seen under El @ 43rd street)

The faint reflection/

I leave of the man I was/

Surprises the few/