ik 228 for October 2015 wp

ik 228
haiku/Elfje/dodoistu
one dimensional

listening works best
when another is talking
with calm clarity

I
would try
to hear you
but you always look
away

you limit conversations
using your kitchen timer
after you have groused, there
is no time for me

(Groused definition, to grumble; complain)

©JP/dh

Inspired by: Let others explain their side of the story.
From: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: My haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

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SW 147: left overs

http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/wordle-147/

Elf-ku (mirror Elfje sandwich haiku):

left overs…

gusty
winter grasps
plucking invisible flow
tree bodies list, weather
streams

rings, I count their age
my weeping friends’ arms, fingers
torn, but still rooted

limbs
crashing, their type frail –
gather dead wood
springs’ new
routine

©JP/davh
gather, grasp, gutsy, routine, stream, body,
flow, invisible, pluck, list, ring, type

PS I’ve done this ‘form’ before but hadn’t named it until now 🙂

an Elfje haibun: misfortunes

an Elfje haibun:
misfortunes

children
complained they
were tethered; tied
bound by responsibility – yet
flew

traveled
beyond returning
in time to
say their last farewells;
choices

children
canceled plans
stayed behind to
process; honor last wishes
choices

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now
there is
burden or joy –
the memories they choose…
wondering

©JP/davh

a companion piece to: an Elfje haibun: commencement?
An answer to a question;
Thanks, Robyn

I posted this in the wrong place…but it stayed here when I thought I had cleared the post.
The companion piece; the one I wrote first is here:
http://juleslongerstrandsofgems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/elfje-haibun-commencement/

descend for Aug 5

Elfje sandwich, mirror Cinquain sandwiching haiku

descend

stuck
in useless
bags of bones
they just lay waiting
joyless

huff puff
smoke and mirrors
the great grams memories
are slip sliding – presence of mind
quibbles

expecting no change
while everything else evolves
lost moments confuse

quibbles
the words become circular while
they fight to recall all
important facts
yet don’t

strenuous
is the effort that
once was an
easy breath
stuck

©JP/davh