Tuesdays Are For Haiku 2011

It seemed like a good idea at the time. A haiku, 5-7-5 format, once a week on Tuesdays, to capture a moment in that Tuesday.

April 2011

04/19/2011

The empty inbox,

Like a lily pond without

Those annoying fish.

04/25/2011

Silent house with cats,

Light switches all in order,

Planning what to bake.

May 2011

05/03/2011

No car coming home

Clock ticking in the silence

Counting down the days.

05/10/2011

Racing for some of

The last three eighty nine gas

Before the price hike.

05/17/2011

Unexploded cow

Baked sweet things from three kitchens

A great night with friends.

05/24/2011

Sunshine driving in

Cicadas perching in trees

A day without rain?

05/31/2011

Back to work Tuesday

After Lake of the Ozarks

Can we go back soon?

June 2011

06/07/2011

Earthquake in the night,

Cicada infestation,

Is this normal now?

06/14/2011

Close eyes, move foot, next.

Stubbornly trudging onwards.

Head down, walk, repeat.

6/21/2011

Black tea, milk, sugar,

Kettle steam and shiny spoon,

A moment of calm.

July 2011

07/05/2011

Tuesday back to work

Feels like a Monday morning

Is it Friday yet?

07/12/2011

Heat shimmers outside

No clouds, only blazing sun

Shade is no respite.

07/19/2011

Jasmine scents drifting

Mug too hot to hold right now

Awaiting my tea.

07/26/2011

Rose scented lip balm,

Lunchtime knitting, words with friends,

Small pleasures surround.

August 2011

08/02/2011

Final ten seconds:

Spar my karate teacher

To earn a green belt.

08/09/2011

Road blocked, earth mover

Lifted yellow support legs

To let me out. Damn.

08/23/2011

Mind like cold oatmeal

Quicksilver ideas won’t flow

Only leaden fears.

September 2011

09/06/2011

Quietly knitting,

Background noise of kicks & yells,

At karate school.

09/13/2011

Headlights driving in

Sunrise after six fifteen

Winter is coming.

09/27/2011

Foggy morning roads,

Muted colours, drive slower

To arrive alive.

October 2011

10/04/2011

World seen through a cup

of sweet hot jasmine green tea

is a better place.

10/11/2011

Waiting for the call

Sisyphus begins again.

Much work to be done.

10/18/2011

Stack of three-by-fives,

My novel plot assembled

On coloured cardstock.

10/25/2011

Six days left before

NaNoWriMo starts again

My plot, where art thou?

November 2011

11/01/2011

The blank page awaits

Neurons firing, keyboard taps

The next great novel.

11/08/2011

End of an era,

My desk packed up, moving on

The last day at work.

11/15/2011

Focus, breathe, and kick!

The padded bag hits the floor

"Good, do that again!"