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Gatekeeper

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About Gatekeeper

  • Birthday 04/09/1944

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    Male
  • Location
    the black desert
  • Interests
    Life, and of course, Death.

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  1. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    To that hooting owl most other birds pay respect Robin loses sleep
  2. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    I took the liberty to add tanka lines to this one. Whisky Jack flies low intrepid thief that he is Food will be stolen Leopard cat is not a threat to small and hungry Gray Jay
  3. Ode to My Left Hand

    Oh, what we take for granted, until . . . Arthritic pain in the saddle-bones at the base of my thumbs sings that song now - just trying to open a sealed jar. There must be a poem in that somewhere - maybe a senryu or a tonka . . . Hope you heal well, tho I know that can be difficult in the "winter" of our days.
  4. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    Doe grazes below fattening for next spring's twins Camouflage of spots
  5. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    First sip of autumn Fresh apple juice from old trees Arching limbs propped up
  6. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    no eclipse, just rain leaves could not focus crescents water drips from trees
  7. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    cereal box view like the hole in cheerios no eclipse, just rain
  8. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    Golden nectarines peaches, but for a single gene. Never mind, enjoy.
  9. Snow Drifts

    Haiku composition can be a rut in a muddy road, a tune that gets stuck in your head, or a bad habit, like an addiction. In order to write anything else, I had to break my habit of writing one, or more, each day, for hundreds of days on end and then did it again and again. On the up side, when done in that kind of habit, it can serve as a form of meditation practice. I think my haiku tend toward observation rather than conversation and in that sense I might compose a third line here as: "Drifts on distant hills" I very much like the spare form, but make no pretense that americanized haiku, from my hand at least, is in any way Japanese-like, except perhaps in condensation and spirit. I do not read Japanese.
  10. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    Bugs and birds feast not to mention fat raccoons Summer's gifts in my garden
  11. And what of this story named "Tinker" To what in her past do we link her? She played with pots and pans? Made toys of old tin cans? Or maybe was a childhood stinker!
  12. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    Caution, falling rocks anxious to journey downhill Rain gives permission
  13. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    Tremored hand lies still as sleep mends disconnections Breakfast cup spills tea
  14. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    Old man's rib bones snap audibly to inner ears Last sounds are heard there
  15. Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

    On a snowy stage the slip on a patch of ice Old man's rib bones snap
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