Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hai(na)ku

I still haven't slept after a night out with the bros and friends. So, I decided to write some haikus* (geek!!) inspired by certain events, conversations, and beer-induced imagery of last night (and today, pre-dawn). I wrote five, initially, but then I tried to do what I did before in high school: write 26 haikus, one for every letter of the alphabet.

I only managed 12. Maybe I'll add some more after I get some sleep.

Ah well, not too bad, considering. But then again, you'll probably get depressed reading these, heheh. Don't say I didn't warn you.


Ahead of the pack
Yet all is green as they preen
Mates that have their back.

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Basking in the sun
Petals wilting with the wait;
Bees land on a bud.

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Constricted no more
Spirit soaring, running free;
The future unfolds.

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Dust-flecked empty chair
Between four others, still warm;
A friend, sorely missed.

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Engulfed by duty
Carefree pleasures are no more;
No infinite road.

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Freed from sleep's unease
Arms reach out and fingers seek
Naught is there but air.

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Gone, and yet not gone
Fettered to another loosed,
Two linked birds in flight.

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Haughtily black-clad
Scented flowers of the night;
Buzzing flies abound.

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Icy flakes appear
On a yet-unfurrowed brow;
Freezing words still flow.

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Laughter fills the night
But beneath the joy and warmth,
A cold dread uncoils.

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Mountain winds arise
Shelter foremost in the mind;
Flowers go unseen.

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Pollen in the wind
Swirling, questing to no end
Arid earth reclaimed.



* Haiku, senryu, zappai... whatever. ;-)

2 comments:

Niknok said...

hey hey hey. alex the poet is back... ayus!

Alex Ibrado said...

Thanks, dude! I hope you noticed yours, hehe...