25.8.10

24.8.10

XX.

Drugs: highs and crashes
Destroying lives, masking pain
Consuming our youth

23.8.10

XIX.

Phases of the moon
Full cycles fueled by shadows
The sun is its Yin

19.8.10

XVI.

Renewing friendships
Lost connections reunite
Memories return

17.8.10

XV

Thunder clouds cover
Lightning illuminates all
Water floods, rising

16.8.10

XIV

Blueberry bushes
Sun-baked, sunken and wrinkled
Hand picked, left barren

15.8.10

XIII.

Unlucky omen,
Self-fulfilling.  Possibly,
Coincidental

XII.

Eight months have gone by
And I have not returned home
Finally, I can.

14.8.10

XI.

Not thinking clearly
Rushed decisions, poor choices
Affects all of us

12.8.10

X.

Meteor showers,
Asteroids hurl towards earth;
Stars fall silently.

IX.

Summer nights of fun
Best when kept interesting
and into morning

10.8.10

VII.

Oh, red Mercedes...
You are not very pretty.
Why are you not black?

9.8.10

VI.

Number of the Beast:
Six-hundred and sixty-six.
Why is it so large?

V.

Procrastination
Similar to laziness?
or forgetfulness?

7.8.10

IV.

Rhythm inside you,
Music flowing, bodies move
Steadily pulsing

6.8.10

5.8.10

II.

Last stretch of summer.
Now: lethargy, restlessness,
Memories: a blur.

4.8.10

I.

A journey I'll start:
to write one haiku a day,
Hopefully... Maybe...

3.8.10

An Explanation of Sorts

Welcome! So I sit here on a cool summer night listening to my iTunes on random (Eiffle 65 if you must know) watching my roomate play WoW (shocking! server: Suramar btw) and I got to thinking, why not start something larger than myself? Hell, if nothing comes of it I will have at least written and thought a lot more than I would on any given day.

Anyways, the Haiku: a Japanese poem set in 5-7-5 verse (if you disagree with my simple explanation then let me know, I will write a personalized haiku about how much I actually care).  Lately for fun I starting thinking of them more and more and thought it was about time I both a) did something productive, and b) wrote more haiku's. So here I go, my challenge: one haiku a day. Any subject, whatever I feel, if you have a request, well, I dunno what to do at this point with them... how about... yeah eff it, I don't know.

 I'm not sure what else to say... Wish me luck?

- Ragtag Creature