The Smoky Poet

The Pitmaster, Poet & Storyteller

Haiku

Visit

Will You Visit Me?

By on February 26, 2019

One day you’ll visitFlowers placed upon my graveA sunny mourning Today’s haiku is from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word visit. What happens when you go to visit someone and they are no longer there, either physically or spiritually? Perhaps you are in the […]

Play

Shall We Play?

By on February 26, 2019

The school yard playgroundWe would all play togetherUnited by sun Today’s haiku from from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word play. I remember from my childhood that it was always so easy to make new friends on the school yard playground. We all got […]

Perform

I Perform For No One

By on February 19, 2019

A cunning linguistIn a world performs aloneAn owl hoots who Today’s haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word perform. In life, we perform all the time. Sometimes we can exceed expectations. Sometimes we fail. Other times there is no one to watch […]

Meet

Will We Meet Again?

By on February 19, 2019

’til we meet againThe days are growing longerA blue jay returns Today’s haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word meet. With another pending snow storm coming in, I cannot wait for the return of Spring and the return of the birds to […]

Shower

Time To Take A Shower

By on February 11, 2019

On my face snowflakesA warm, hot and long shower.Wash off the sadness Today’s haiku is from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The challenge word for today was to write any haiku using the word “shower.” Photo source: unsplash-logoTeddy Kelley

Back

Back In Time

By on February 6, 2019

Rewind to last week.No steps forward two steps back.A snow covered path. Today’s haiku was for the Baffled Haiku Challenge. The challenge word of the day was to write any haiku with the word back included. Photo source: Samuel Zeller

Bargain

You Cannot Bargain With Love

By on February 5, 2019

What’s the price of love?Love is never a bargain.Expensive lesson. Today’s haiku is from the Baffled haiku challenge in which you are to write any haiku with the word bargain. Photo Source: Fancycrave

Balance

To Balance On Both Feet

By on January 10, 2019

I’m always falling.Sometimes I am balanced.Life’s teeter-totter. Today’s haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The word to use for the haiku challenge today was ‘Balance’ and I think I appropriately captured my thoughts.

goslings

Goslings

By on June 23, 2018

This is a haiku about a family of geese and goslings. Picture was taken on my morning walk.