Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The working man’s haiku

Got a new job. And
somebody next door inflicts
loud nasty grinding.

– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2016)

The facts and nothing but.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The prehistoric alienation haiku

They called her rebel
for resenting to weave baskets
each and every day.

– Leonard Blumfeld ((c) 2016)

Now we know that alienation existed even at the dawn of mankind.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The damn fine haiku

It was a fine poem
and was doing fine until
someone said stand down.

– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2015)

According to Ted Kooser and his column American Life in Poetry, American literature is full of fine poems. Yep, you got to pronounce that fine with some sort of corn belt accent to get the full meaning. The stand down part is popular in recent military Hollywood lingo. It is frequently used when we all (the audience) are meant to strongly feel that someone should actually not stand down. I added damn to the title because a damn fine poem is even finer than one that is just fine.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The fighting the addiction haiku

Succeeded! Did not
use or think of using smart-

phone for fourteen hours.

– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2016)

Actually not that autobiographical. I’m perfectly happy being connected to the world normally and not through the damn gadget – unless I’m walking around taking pictures with it. Sometimes of people in public places staring into their smartphones.