motel coffee shop
stain spreading on my napkin
from my leaking cup
~~ ~~ ~~
a wicker basket
filled with sun-ripened mangos
take, eat and dribble
~~ ~~ ~~
old poet hobbling
near the pond’s edge at midnight
ripple of water
~~ ~~ ~~
tea kettle whistles
old poet puts down her pen
~~ ~~ ~~
through a broken pane
old poet peers at the moon
three haiku take shape
~~ ~~ ~~
instead of pepper
old poet shakes out some salt
three seasoned haiku
~~ ~~ ~~
to sweeten the grass
old poet pours out honey
from her haiku jar
~~ ~~ ~~
moonlight through the blinds
illuminates her paper
old poet scribbling
~~ ~~ ~~
old poet rising
seven minutes past midnight
to flirt with the moon
~~ ~~ ~~
pouring from the eves
thunderstorm river at dawn—
poet drinks her fill

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Reaction”

Posted on November 28, 2012, in haiku, Sensational Haiku Wednesday. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. heart & soul felt in the old poet haiku and her surroundings! loved them all!

  2. the old poet is writing beautiful verse… the ‘3-seaoned haiku’….

  3. “old poet rising
    seven minutes past midnight
    to flirt with the moon” – this one was just too good 🙂

  4. I love these. Are the first lines borrowed?

    Old poet reacts
    As fleeting thoughts drift past her:
    Haiku everywhere.


  5. Great imagery in your haiku! All of these are great, but I especially love Old Poet Scribbling. I just love the moonlight illuminating the paper!
    I, too, enjoy flirting with the moon-on my drive home tonight, I drove several blocks out of my way to try and get a pic of the moon rising…Unfortunately my timing was off and I returned home empty-handed.

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