"They laid tracks for a ghost train," said the engineer. "But who's going to ride it? Ghosts don't buy tickets!"
The rest of the crew laughed, but that night, the train arrived. The ghosts got on, and the engineer was forced to work overtime.
"I thought you said they don't buy tickets!" he grumbled.
Monday 8th May 2023 8:37 am
Snow in Spring (A Sonnet)
Snow in Spring
The buds on trees, once ready to bloom,
Are now weighed down in icy despair.
Deserted nests, birds are silenced in doom
Awaiting the spring sun's fair share.
Snow in Spring is a paradox of sorts,
A clash of seasons to nature's surprise.
leaving the path frozen the news reports
As winter's remnants refuse to demise.
The chill in the air, a bitter reminder,
That even i...
Monday 24th April 2023 4:23 pm
3 x more haiku about Change
Leaving you behind
your words fall between the lines
The past is a dream
rolling backwards before then
pushing us forward.
Dreams of the past flow,
Backward rolling streams of thought,
Driving us ahead.
Thursday 20th April 2023 9:54 am
Three Haiku on Change
The deserted church is closed
Made up friendships
faded now, their story told
leaving your childhood
The passing of time
the world moves on every day
Tuesday 18th April 2023 11:35 pm
3 x haikus about Lost Socks
Found in my drawer
A reminder of lost love,
Worn and full of holes.
Forgotten and worn,
A sock without its pair mourns,
Like love that is gone.
Drawer now empty
that once held both of our socks,
Now holds only dust.
Saturday 15th April 2023 10:24 am
Early Spring Sonnet
The end of Winter's grasp now fades away,
As Spring awakens with its vibrant bloom,
The earth renews blowing softly across the bay
dispelling the coldness in the winter's gloom,
the Spring carries secrets of life renewed,
a promise of the growth that's to come,
the hazy sunrise, dancing on the leaves like dew
in a symphony silencing the hum.
My emotions swell with gratitude and cheer
Sunday 9th April 2023 8:26 pm
Haiku in Bloom Part 3 to 8
From a nearby field.
A stranger waves at you both
welcoming the spring.
Tracing your footpaths
you walk on the riverbank
bathing in the sun.
Mist at edge of woods;
horses running in the fields
embracing the spring.
Below the footpath
sunrise starts winking at you
yes, winter has gone.
Saturday 8th April 2023 8:12 am
Haiku in Bloom 2023 Parts 1 and 2
Spaced in the silence
birds land on top of the trees
welcoming spring back
Opening the gate;
The grass is already moist.
Spring is here early.
(For #NaPoWriMo - National Poetry Writing Month 2023 - I am writing at least a haiku day set in Nature as many as I can in Shepley Woods near where we live with photographs to go alongside them.
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Sunday 2nd April 2023 9:42 am
Things had changed for good
For the first few days
after they let me out
it was backwards
in-between the hospital and home,
then expanding to include
the doctors at my local practice
then back to the hospital
and the doctors
the day after that
saying the same thing
to me over and over
without even looking
at their computer screens
‘It’s still too high
we want you to introduce
Monday 27th February 2023 7:30 pm
Reflections on how I would have dealt with diabetes at an earlier age
Monday 20th February 2023 8:45 pm
City Life Symphony
In the city's crowded streets,
The rhythm of life never sleeps,
A symphony of sound and light,
That fills the city day and night.
In alleys dim and alleys bright,
A thousand tales take flight,
Of love, of loss, of hope, of fear,
Of dreams that never disappear.
The city is a labyrinthine maze,
A puzzle that we cannot quite erase,
And yet we navigate its winding ways,
Hoping to find a...
Thursday 16th February 2023 6:30 pm
Walking past you
he looks at you like a stranger.
you can see she is unimpressed
no matter how he speaks.
(Two examples of two pieces that came close but refused to be haikus. Neither are true stories)
Saturday 11th February 2023 10:27 am
Haiku (Sunday afternoon)
re-reading a book
for a Podcast later on.
making lots of notes.
Sunday 15th January 2023 1:47 pm
3 x Haikus wrote in Homage to Scott Walker
smiling through the smoke
Those last moments descended
On our window pane.
Falling through the night
your teardrops fall through the sky
watching the moonlight.
Voicing truths inside
the world's coffin gets tighter
closer to the end.
(Noel Scott Engel (January 9, 1943 – March 22, 2019) better known by his stage name Scott ...
Monday 9th January 2023 8:13 am
Ill health Haiku
new year illnesses;
coughing into the darkness
hope it passes soon.
Thursday 5th January 2023 9:27 pm
Global Warming Haiku 37
old piano keys;
crumbling in our fingers.
(From a currently untitled forthcoming book which may also have a cowriter too)
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