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poetry by j matthew waters

haiku

the following haiku first appeared on twitter

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autumn is knocking
she is welcome in my house
stay with me awhile

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my heart is missing
a little bit of your love
when you are not near

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pretending the world
fits in the palm of my hand
i give it to you

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blue moon arising
awakens your deepest sleep
dreams always alive

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blessings disguising
like a sun never rising
come redemption day

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stars slipping eastward
fading past the horizon
last minute wishes

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water refreshes
spiritual revelations
the baptist moves on

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early morning dew
succulent and glistening
thanks to rising sun

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the cat is outside
pretending to be a ghost
banging shit around

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angel in my eye
my peripheral vision
seeing believing

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orchestrated drums
beating in eights and sixteenths
calls ominous clouds

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saturday downtown
crowded open air market
in search of robot

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catching falling star
hitching interstellar ride
forever in flight

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hopping southbound train
kansas city here i come
home of the monarchs

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forever searching
truth right around the corner
stop and take a look

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painting memories
colors of your emotions
brings you back to life

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beautiful rain
soft and intoxicating
pour me another

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knuckleball pitcher
voodoo artist on the mound
thorn in batter’s side

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just ’round the corner
lemonade for a nickel
be back in a bit

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lost in lonesome thoughts
figuring out the universe
one star at a time

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scooby dooby doo
one far out and righteous dude
digs the scooby snacks

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saturday morning
cartoons coffee and crossword
in any order

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hobo on the run
catches boxcar outside town
two bits in pocket

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whiskey o’whiskey
my fine friend from kentucky
kiss me o’kiss me

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this listening post
at corner of nickel and dime
trading coins for thoughts

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the wind fell silent
darkness enveloped the land
counting down from ten

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stillness in the air
clouds hanging low, unmoving
gloam turns into night

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map with dotted lines
leading to long lost treasures
adventure begins

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She flew into town
With a pistol and bullet
To slay the dragon

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batteries
never need charging
give me some

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eyes rising
then dimples showing
your true smile

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tiresome heart
anticipating
your sweet kiss

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this quiet place
wishing and hoping
come inside

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lift me up
find me a river
gone fishing

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this wind talks
dances with curtains
draws you in

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ride my bike
like i’m a teenager
keep me young

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belonging
treated like family
acceptance

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giving back
sharing memories
you’re my time

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chocolate
tasty tiny kiss
in my mouth

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begonia
hanging in basket
sweet yellow

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birds whistling
flying through garden
and sprinkler

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finding favor
natural spirits
this sweet love

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decisions
time she is flying
come with me

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from the dust
of this diverse earth
breeds new life

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sands of time
repetitious trips
ageless mirrors

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this china
wrapped in white linen
sunday brunch

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trains roll on
throughout summer nights
down the line

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in shadows
evening bringing change
we transform

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hummingbird
hovering twilight
stay awhile


haiku poems by j matthew waters
all rights reserved

14 thoughts on “haiku

  1. all time oldes on said:

    These haiku are so beautiful … particularly I like begonia and hummingbird haiku – really well written.

  2. Nice work Jdubya – my favourite is

    from the dust
    of this diverse earth
    breeds new life

    I love new life from dust !!

  3. Lovely, all. But my favorite is the one about your “friend from Kentucky” 🙂

  4. haha thanks so much, Jan. thanks for taking time to visit here, too.

  5. Absolutely beautiful!

  6. I love that. A haiku about Scooby-Doo!

  7. Each one of them is beautiful… 🙂

  8. Revisiting all of these . Perfectly capturing the moment!!

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