Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

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Same old Same old Gather at the watering hole Suck it up Never Enough greed Keeps them high Like speed………………………………………………………………………………………. Days Weeks Months Years Until coin…

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Tangier International City Cavernous hotel bar  Full of unusual characters Barely remember Was it her smile and perfume? Or Exotic African & Middle Eastern music? *…

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Rode Ferris wheel Round and Round Never looked down Plenty of honey 1/4 ashes Midlife Looking back Great ¾ Forget Disasters * Who is The Hermit…

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California Works Copacabana Beach He provides Gringos Beach chairs Food Chopps Caipirinhas Introduction to a female friend is FREE Great time Hot sol South of Equator…

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Not much today Sitting under coconut tree Resting in shade Drinking pink lemonade Watching Atlantic Ocean waves * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

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First morning duty Barefoot Sweeping All 187 Stepping stones That Form Winding Pathways Throughout Zen Tropical garden * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More…

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I write to keep my mind occupied. If not, I would need to go outside. Jump On Escalator Pretending  I’m rising Keeping pace With the tribe…

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Twist Turn Jab here Jig there Testing How far I can throw the line Get up cleaning off dirt Hey Dude “You have holes in your…

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Church bells ring Nearby Cemetery Gravestones Stand still Down below Decomposed In permanent homes The occupants No longer sing * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

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The Temptress Lured Me Into her domain We made a deal I lost Now I’m secured with rusty chains Kneeling Eternally Hers * Who is The…

DCLX

Scraped barrel clean No more suffering Everything OK you say Glad to see you’re on sunny side of day I’m still covered with acid rain * Who…

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Climbed the mountain When reached the top Did not like what I saw * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

DCLXII

Unable To Stop Shaking He Takes his pills Laboring To make it through each day *   Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIII

Gravel path Lizard Gingerly Maneuvered Around Snake Catching Summer Rays * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXIV

Stuck Under Monstrous Rock Clock Goes Tic–Toc Tic–Toc         I                  Cannot        …

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Guatemala Walking on dirt road Boy Carries basket full of wood Followed closely by his dog * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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I’m Under attack Summer rain Termite wings On Between Typewriter keys  * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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Always Alone Sitting on garden swing While Delicate White Frangipani Flowerss Fall around her * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Solitary Pine Tree Stands tall  Edge of cliff  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018

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I made a visit to a traditional Chinese herbal doctor for my constipation. The old physician said: “Take snake gourd and you should be 10 pounds…

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Seagulls Gather around While First Mate Fillets Today’s Catch Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

DCLXXII

Seeking Immortality I allowed poisonous serpent inside Moving Growing Rising Like The tide Too late Cannot change my mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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  Flashes of the blues This is all new What’s up? Holding metal cup Begging for help I can use * Who is The Hermit Poet?…

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Worn hands Holding onto shovel Stuck into ground Gardener needs rest * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXV

Polished black shoes Pressed clean white shirt Red power tie The middle-aged man Proudly stands at bus stop * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find…

DCLXXVI

Holding last three balloons One by one He releases them to fly away Bows to the crowd Walks out into the night Lights up his corn…

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Walking Stopping The exhausted warrior Turned around Gazed At his foot prints Then tossed his weapon Into the snow * Who is The Hermit Poet?  *…

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Dressed in black The men Stood in line Collecting Rain checks Exchanged Later For peace of mind  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

DCLXXXII

Punch the clock All-night Unload On the dock Eat cans of beans and spam Drink beer in the can Trailer has a roof leak Clogged kitchen…

Haiku #250

Tree Frog sits waits Camouflaged on travelers palm Nibbling all–night * Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

DCLXXXIII

  Summer Heat Rain Cutting Bamboo Endless Supply Building material From Tropical garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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  Soaked in sweat Scorching September Sun Burns Impurities Out Of My Body    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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  7PM- midnight Every night Reclusive Hollywood actress Crochets Helping Her Forget Past   *   Who is The Hermit Poet?  * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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  Morning Feeling Blue Strolled Outside Took a long view At Laughing Buddha Now alright  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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    Cusco Peru Old Hand Tomato Seller Stuffs Bills In her bra    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Heavy summer rain Backyard Under Veranda Smoking pipe filled with cherry chocolate tobacco Drinking Dr Pepper & coconut rum Feet soaking in warm water & Epson…

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Climbing Top of fig leaf Lizard Looks around Resembling King Tropical garden  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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She Gossips Complains Like Old Woman Washing Clothes In the river  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Do not try this today Different time Different upbringing 70’s Fort Lauderdale-Miami drug scene Father Raised during Great Depression World War II Served under General Patton…

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Mid-fifties Red cheeks & Nose Dermatologist said: “Rosacea Take antibiotic pills” I said: “NO”  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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Decades of experience Steady hands Chinese Acupuncturist Inserted Needles With Quick Precision  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Damoen Saduak Floating Market Locals Tourists Buy & Sell Meet & Greet Holding firm to tradition Against March Of BIG BOX Stores  * Find More Poetry HERE…

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  Canoa Quebrada Proud Teenage boy Tossed his net Into the sea Catching Camarao To bring home for family * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Jericoacoara Mid-morning Small wood boats Arrive Fishermen Haul Baskets Full of lagosta Onto the beach Bargaining with restaurateurs  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

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Extra-large hot pot of water Rice stick noodles Soy Sauce Chili Paste Ice cold beers Reading Edgar Allan Poe’s 842 pages Complete Tales & Poems Not…

DCCI

  Immersed in tropical garden habitat Wearing my straw hat Slowly Spreading Fertilizer around plants While light summer rain falls * Find More Poetry HERE BACK…

DCCII

  Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Lying in hammock Cigarette hanging from mouth Soles of feet badly cracked The fisherman Mumbled To his dog Stop Licking Bottle of…

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  Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Bridge Small cove West side Intracoastal Waterway After-school The young boy Sitting on seawall Watching Anchored sailboats Dreaming Of Pirates Life…

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All day in the hot fields Long ride From back of truck The man Tossed Bunches of bananas To his partner Standing on the ground While…

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Cambodia Angkor Barefoot Young monk Wrapped In orange robe Walking Quietly While Peddlers Loudly Hawk Souvenirs To Tourists  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME…

DCCVI

Last hurricane Avocado tree Broken Halfway point Slowly Strangled By Aggressive Unforgiving Vines   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2018  

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  Wake-Up Check online live Atlantic Ocean beach webcam Surf calm Sun bright Everything just right Make a quick bite Hop on my bike Ride to…

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Midsummer Hot Afternoon Tropical Garden Nothing moves All hiding in shade Except lone crow Loudly Complaining Water trays dry  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Just before sunset Swinging Slowly Back and Forth On Cedar Wood Swing Sipping Chamomile tea  bit of honey Observing Birds’ last feeding Soon I go to…

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Dwarf Buddha Belly Bamboo Grows  Slow Unique texture Canvas that is homegrown    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Relaxing Aware Great White Heron Stops For refreshing dip In shallow water    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

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Weathered Terracotta pot Half full of rainwater Miniature birdbath Frogs splash Mosquito eggs hatch    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Now mid-fifties Trying To clean up eating habits Considerably Breakfast Fresh Squeezed orange juice Oatmeal Topped With Chips of almonds Shredded coconut Wheat Germ Blueberries Wife…

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August night Tropical garden Soft Easterly Atlantic Ocean breeze Lighting small candles Surrounding Black marble Buddha I begin to meditate    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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Sunday Afternoon Hot charcoal briquettes Sprinkled with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey barrel smoking chips A couple of filet mignons Wrapped with thick maple bacon strips Ice cold Heineken…

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  Praia Copacabana Rio She said “Bon Dia” Nighttime dancing & caipirinhas Short time motel Kisses & “tchau”      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Carrying plastic bags Full of groceries The pregnant mother Slowly walked up the long stairway While her two other young children Followed closely behind    *…

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Keeping her mind sharp, the ninety-three year old lady, spends her days solving crossword puzzles and nights putting together jigsaw puzzles.    * Find More Poetry HERE…

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Digging deep into the sidewalk trash can, the shabby dressed man found a copy of The Wall Street Journal. Stepping onto the city bus, he sat…

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Sailing on the ocean Need open space Sunny salt air has chiseled my face Life on shore is a bore Load up on supplies at the…

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For a long time Carried heavy load Head always down He forgot about the beautiful sky above him.    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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Bangkok Busy Wat Calm monk Prays alone While tourists come and go    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

Haiku #248

Father and his son Bonding while flying their kites On Miami Beach  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

Haiku #247

Large ancient ficus tree One small leaf falls to ground Life continues on    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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When asked for a nugget of wisdom The very old man replied: “Always be comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror”    * Find More Poetry HERE…

Haiku #246

Rusting metal chair Covered with vines not alone Far corner garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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Painting stepping stone walkway blue Looks brand new Cat walks across Leaving paw prints Giving me more work to do  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK…

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Walking along the beach I find an empty conch shell Holding it up to my ear Listening Reminds me Impermanence Is faraway yet also near  …

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Late afternoon Large Green Iguana Crawling Across Polished Japanese black stones Stops Sniffs Dead frog’s bones Again starts moving its feet Looking for plant treats Climbs…

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Valley Of The Kings Walking down into King Tut’s Tomb Sign reads NO FLASH PHOTOS Guard whispers into our ears “Baksheesh Baksheesh No one else is…

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Although tapping one finger at a time Slows down my pace My manual typewriter Activates my creative state    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO …

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closing my eyes chunks of metal shrapnel flying at me unable to sleep rise up from bed walk outside trembling I sit down on wet ground…

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Old bicycle Rests against coffee shop window Customers inside connected to Wi-Fi Pedestrians outside walk by    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

Haiku # 245

Droplets of rain fall Beam of sunlight cuts through shade Eastside of garden    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

Haiku #244

Snow falls on graveyard Trees have lost all of their leaves Tombstones standing guard  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge…

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1 a.m. Full Moon Ax stuck into fallen coconut tree Baby tree frog Sits on top of metal blade Patiently Waiting for snacks    * Find…

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wick is lit unable to quit slow burn emotions churn wax melts brain revolts      * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Mumbai Evening Barefoot Bag on top of his head The boy Walking in ankle deep water Looking for a place to sleep    * Find More…

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Summer afternoon heavy rainstorm stopped Barefoot throughout garden I walked Earth provides security for me Decided to rest and have a seat Wood bench Metal wash…

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Dangerous riding bike My Eyes peeled left and right Driver’s fingers frantically moving on smartphone screens I’m taking back roads Less likely someone will run over…

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Sargassum litters beach A tourist asks: “How come city tractor did not clean? Meanwhile Birds gather Pick through seaweed Finding morsels to eat  * Find More…

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Shredded wood mulch Spread Between Around Stone walkway Pink Plumeria flowers Fall Gently Decorate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright©…

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Expanding web Obstructing main garden pathway I sit down Observe Spider Accumulate prime real estate    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE  …

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Discount box store Late model Luxury Automobile Pulls into parking spot Older man steps outside Holding large designer bag Unloads Several Empty Wine bottles Into shopping…

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I have a new friend Oversized Lizard Two white paint spots on gray skin Last couple of weeks Follows me around garden    * Find More…

Haiku #243

Sitting on beach chair Tossed my watch into ocean Drinking cold root beer  * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE   Copyright© Edge of…

DCCXLVII

Piano keys sticking on me Cannot find harmony Wander outside Fog covers countryside Frogs and ducks only sounds I hear My Body attached to strings Controlled…

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I’m back from a deep forest trip Collected a few magical dry sticks Placed them on a piece of yellow silk fabric Have your pick Tap…

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every day same six blocks pushing her stuffed shopping cart everything inside is all she’s got cement bench only sleeping spot luxury automobiles pass by drivers…

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Watching Waiting Shuffling towards me Tears falling down her cheeks The skinny young lady said “I’m a drug addict Please Just give me some change So…

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Standing at a busy street corner The Man A large beer can is his microphone Over and over Pacing Yelling “Family, home, money All taken away”…

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Menopause All-natural Wife is shrinking Husband said: “No problem I will put you in my pocket and carry you around.”    * Find More Poetry HERE  …

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lazy Sunday soft rain falling on banana and heliconia leaves homemade chicken soup fresh-cut garden salad listening to classical music eating reading sleeping cuddling at our…

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Long slow ride Last bus stop I grabbed my bags, got up from seat, and stepped onto a dirt road. Walking Walking Walking Stopping Looking up…

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Company sales meeting First professional job out of university Piss and vinegar salesman Smashed 1st quarter sales quota Top Dog 40 something year old salesman loudly…

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Frogs rejoicing Birds hiding Afternoon heavy summer rains commencing Hermit’s shack roof thankfully not yet leaking    * Find More Poetry HERE   BACK TO  HOME PAGE…

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  The old lady and her dog were always together until she died. The dog now sluggishly walks head down with continuous watery eyes.    *…

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under the afternoon summer sun I stand to the side watching tourists snap photos of the first mate on a sport fishing boat toss cold stiff…