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the haiku marathon (part 11)

the prince sold his doves
for a cup of lime jelly
ate it in the sun

the rent is due sir
pay by blood or coin you must
i twirl my mustache

you’re such an areshole
why must you send me this spam?
nobody likes you

news flash mr big-shot
all the people that you know
hate you yes they do

this milk has expired
can i have my money back?
sour curdle for coin

my heart lives on mars
it’s cold and red and barren
and sometimes there’s ice

devils and angels
don’t bother me much except
to write parking fines

siren in blue dress
warbles to the crowd transfixed
the band plays along

cider from the bar
served cold in a plastic cup
glass might hurt someone

wilt o flowers red
i will no more bring your rain
fall petals like blood

my heel has a spur
i have given it a name
felix he ails me

red rubber chicken
pulled on his sour britches
and went to market

when the summer came
the leaves all got together
for a day gambling

when the ringing starts
when my ears won’t let me sleep
i scream and i shout

jaguar man growls
he stalks his prey on the tram
ticket please catman

it’s not the season
nor will it be tomorrow
hold off damn christmas

until december
get these reindeer off my lawn
november’s not yours

of something most terrible
i seem to recall

a head start it is
stealing tomorrow’s thunder
with none of the rain

jacaranda blooms
december here already
bites me in the arse

carnival lights flare
bags of fairy floss pegged up
sugar on my tongue

vegas makes us vague
angels lost los angeles
cincinnati sins

the monkey took wing
let loose by the western witch
from the gen-tech lab

the banjo plucking
drove the captain to murder
the surgeon wept blood

he shifted in time
woke up a day too early
all the shops were shut

abandoned photos
i put them in my pocket
things borrowed and blue

i’ve stolen the keys
your dusty flying machine
will bear me aloft

no one writes sad songs
or ballads to break your heart
like that anymore

one hundred beats long
this ungodly rhythm churns
i’m reduced to meat

hat lifts on hot wind
tumbles over slams to ground
rolls in dust and stops

owls mass on my desk
the carpet has become grass
hiding tiger me

mr wanderlust
has never left the office
in forty-two years

diagnosed with death
four kinds of death dealt slowly
unveiled this day

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the haiku marathon (part 11) by 

oh you get the hang of it by now. if you don’t know what i’m doing… ah hell with it, read haiku marathon part 1, it’ll fill you in.


  • pAgEdOwN
    pAgEdOwNover 6 years ago

    so are you twirling your mustache at the landlord in defiance here or are you the blood-thirsty landlord himself?

  • whatever works for you. either or, take your pick.

    – bearhat

  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    how many days as it been now?

  • every day since some time in january.

    – bearhat

  • bearhat
    bearhatover 6 years ago

    thanks to flower68’s random musings for inspiration behind 19-11-08

  • andreasphoto
    andreasphotoover 6 years ago

    great concept

  • thanks. 11 months and going string now.

    – bearhat

  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    I like the Lime Jell Prince too..What a cool paintong that would make!

  • pAgEdOwN
    pAgEdOwNover 6 years ago

    Some nice new themes here. Thoughtful and humorous. So, when do you change the title —the ‘part’ bit and enter the new ones under a diff title?

  • generally after 20 – 30 entries.

    – bearhat

  • pAgEdOwN
    pAgEdOwNover 6 years ago

    ‘fall petals like blood’:
    Dried red flower petals fall like shaving tissue in my mind…gross eh?

  • bjboo
    bjbooover 6 years ago

    Hey… have you counted your Haikus have you done so far? congrads on getting to part 11

    Luv bjboo xx

  • pAgEdOwN
    pAgEdOwNover 6 years ago

    I like the new one about the tinnitus, 27/11. Good choice of words, although tinnitus may actually be a result of not being able to sleep in the first place. According to wikipedia, it “may also result from an abnormally low level of serotonin activity” —i.e. lack of sleep. Reading further, “Notable individuals with tinnitus” apparently include Star Trek actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, as well as David Letterman, among others. Now I think of it, when i see the Late Show, it would explain why Letterman is fiddling with his ears all the time. (There are only about 3 or so women on the list…strange.)

  • hmm, anyone who’s on late night television ends up with tinitus? sounds like the premise of a good scifi story. thanks for the lowdown, pagedown.

    – bearhat

  • pAgEdOwN
    pAgEdOwNover 6 years ago

    Btw, seen flower68 lately? Have seen her profile up for over a week?

  • nope. it’s a mystery.

    – bearhat

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