20. Random Haiku Senryu Tanka Posted on Twitter Jan/April 2020

#tanka #poetry
 
last Fall leaf on branch
remained throughout Winter wrath 
now surrounded in
white yellow green foliage
witnessing Spring renewal
 
 
#haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu
 
Nature’s progression
routine and unpretentious
Spring’s daily scene change 
 
 
#Zen #haiku #senryu
 
subtle Spring vigor
this walking meditation’s
pleasant awareness
 
 
#haikuchallenge #haiku @ThePoetryPea
 
Nature’s overture
chirping on budding branches
spring sounds returning
 
 
#haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu
 
oblivious to
human’s frailties and foibles
Nature’s agenda
 
 
#senryu #haiku @ThePoetryPea
 
personal views shared
complexities simplified
musing to haiku

 
#observations #haikuchallenge #senryu
 
abrupt journey turn
path suddenly treacherous
face mask seeks solace
 
 
#mindseye #interpretation #senryu #haiku
 
change is the constant
technology advances
opinions differ
 
helpful help helpless
antagonists aggravate
mind’s eye interprets
 
disingenuous
hypochondriac event
newsroom hysterics
 
 
#Zen #haiku #senryu
 
always persevere
life’s enjoyed events eclipse
life’s endured ordeals
 
 
#senryu #haiku #perception
  
playing hand you’re dealt
always with or against odds
life is a gamble
 
 
#USMC #Navy #Vietnamwar #warpoets #tanka
 
sharing history
portion of theirs’ and of mine
USS Princeton,
Renville, Westchester County
ships of Fleet Marine Force Pac

19. Senryu/Haiku on Zen Parable Tigers + Strawberry

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him.
Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of a wild vine and swung himself down
over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. The man looked down to
where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine
sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little, started to gnaw away the
vine.
The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand,
he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted!           

#Zen #senryu #haiku

As unexpected

appears insurmountable

pause relax reflect

18. Random Haiku Senryu Tanka posted on twitter 12/15/2019

#haikuchallenge #haiku @Poetrypea

glazed snow shell reflects

tree branches ice stalactites

monochrome silence

#TankaThursdays #tanka

endings beginnings

December January

most convivial

the young and the young at heart’s

seasonal festivities  

 #haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu

among leaf bared trees

the dark green of pines and firs

under a red sky

(‘tis the season)

#senryu #haiku #quotes #politics

differing questions

pragmatists and theorists

one world existence

“Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.” ~ Horace Walpole 1717-1797

#Zen #senryu #haiku #iching

tiger and dragon

dispute to achieve balance

ageless Yin and Yang

use mind as mirror

grasp nothing, refuse nothing

receive all, keep none

16. Random Haiku Senryu Tanka posted on twitter (10/21/2019)

#haikuchallenge #senryu #haiku @ThePoetryPea

Forest seclusion

early Fall morn ambience

awakened senses

#perspective #obvious #senryu #haiku

fought with countless words

politics’ opinion wars

never to be won

annoyed to enjoyed

criticizing the critics

a simple pleasure

#Zen #senryu #haiku (retweet)

Journey for proven

as circumstances mastered

disregard all else

All is connected

now abruptly realized

completing journey

Full of clarity

returning to beginning

empty and open

#USMC #Vietnamwar  #warpoets #tanka

 

shipboard reveille

all hands heave out and trice up

steak and egg breakfast

helicopter lifts off deck

perfect view land air and sea

copter touches down

high power rifle cracks air

jungle labyrinth

leaping out through turbulence

we are at calm in this storm

(BLT 3/5’s Marine Corps mood in 1966)

#tanka

as gulls dive and shriek

waves crash and melt on the shore

amid winds’ bluster

a walking meditation’s

energetic melody

15. Random Haiku & Senryu posted on twitter (10/2019)



#haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu
 
shrouded by complex
simple clear verses comment
on the obvious
 
#haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu
 
scurrying squirrels
autumn breeze releasing leaves
nature setting pace
 
#fakenews #political #senryu #haiku
 
apparent to all
petty gossip purveyors
broadcast masquerade
 
 
#iching #senryu #haiku
 
(earth over sky)
 
with Tranquility
the small goes and the great comes
auspicious success
 
 
#monoku #haiku #Socrates #quote

“comic and tragic lie inseparably close like light and shadow”
 
 
#simplicity #senryu #haiku
 
identifying
pseudo intellectuals
faux complexities
 
 
#saturdaythoughts #haiku #senryu
 
through historic time 
political theorists  
believe own theories
 
 
#politics #senryu #haiku
 
on all ships of fools
passing the crew physical
requires neurosis
 
#twittertrends #haiku #senryu
 
Screening to avoid
thoughts from and for cluttered minds
much faster these days