'connections' [w/friends in whcmm]
the connections 2
SUGGESTIONS FOR WRITING HAIKU IN
James W. Hackett
'the james connection'
january 23-august 21 2003
'this present moment'
still part of the problem old definitions and new
what's nature an angler throws a rod into the creek in anger
mountains and caves on tv where is that long tall 'bin'
a thunderstorm splatters through the screen full of the night
just the other animals and me a beautiful dreary day
'true to life'
the daylilies range and range from two to eight inches
online problems i'd have written about dogwood leaves if not
'what you feel'
i don't give a shit and call it haiku to advance art a wee bit
i wanted the iris to open yesterday a mind of its own
'verbs in the present tense'
our conversation about the air we're in
the bewitching hour's downpour no place to go but up
after she eats one of her young the neighbor's chicken spanked
'approximate 17 syllables'
perpetuation of a bad myth i'll pass on the math
wind not in the willow not in the pine not in the cinnamon ferns
'bring 'em on' now that the 2-toned are abloom the ditch lilies /mm
what's a made-up god know about sex anyway
'avoid mere wit'
oh issa see how the fly doesn't wring its dirty hands
enough sense to come in out of the rain tho i didn't want it
'work on each poem'
oh dear the worked-on poem with a perfect worked-on look
'avoid excess decoration'
for her rescue private lynch thanks americans and iraqis
thunderstorms clear the pond muddy what goes around
'the god connection'
august 26-november17 2003
'Thou shalt have no other gods before me.'
god sides with the feds the monument of 10 has left the rotunda*
japanese haiku who can get over it
'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.'
toward shevinity 'on every high hill and under every green tree'
ah censorship a jillion fewer images to clutter the museum the mind
'Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.'
mother nature and i politely discussed the heat and man-made air
'Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
a swell day for authority figures to eye the figures of kids
'Honour thy father and thy mother.'
summer warning the disappearing act of the y chromosome
'Thou shalt not kill.'
after the natives are crushed law and order
then the state murders the murderer of the murderer of fetuses
'Thou shalt not commit adultery.'
she took his $4 million ring but who'll wring his neck
patriarch with wives galore his lust for another married woman
not considered adultery lesbians in the news
'Thou shalt not steal.'
prayer in school and denigrated neolithic females in church
hope iraqi kids enjoy their new schools the teachers well-paid
'Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.'
now tell us what was the real reason dubya you went to war
rammed through the adult court system for life the 13-year-old
'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house.'
down the road a new double-wide & a warm-looking heat pump
tho he's got a cute ass and 2 x 2 oxen i dig the wife & kids
*alabama state capitol