Short Verses And Other Curses #5

Beginning the new year of 2012, I boldly(?) proclaimed it shall be the YEAR OF THE HAIKU. I cannot remember why I made such a proclamation. A whimsy, perhaps. More likely, it was because of my deep and profound appreciation for the understated art-form. Regardless, I’m glad I did issue such a proclamation, as I have enjoyed focusing and refining my thoughts and my pen toward and into the formation of haiku. I expect I shall continue to do so for my remaining years to come; though, for the indefinite future, I will not continue to directly publish online any newly written haiku or other poetry. I intend to collect and collate what’s been and what shall be written and publish it as new book of poetry sometime in 2013.

This is the final edition of Short Verses And Other Curses, a collection of haiku and other short poetry and prose I’ve left scattered about and throughout the various cyberhaunts of mine…

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perfidious cliff
thy wicked edge lacks my trust
down down, go I must

*

let us go as one
you and I and them and us
unto the morrow

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even when it rains
no, specially when it rains
especially then

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leave it all behind
take nothing; no last goodbyes
turn and walk away

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hear not what I say
like the howl, words fade away
only fear remains

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tell me what you know
not through words, but through cadence
through your rhythmic prose

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tuck thy chin to chest
march headlong unto the wind
lo! the dawn’s nigh on

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when all is perfect
less even just one thin thread
nothing is perfect

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who are the heroes
heroes of dystopia
who will rise the dawn

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I don’t want to live
I don’t want to just survive
I must thrive or die

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worship what we shalt
live, die, indeed kill for it
freedom, I’m for thee

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surprise me, my friend
shock me; infuse me with awe
‘ang me from the edge

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separate thy self
from thyself to see thyself
come wholly undone

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let the poem kill
let the art maim and destroy
let the absurd live

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each step of the ant
each unpredictable step
leads to such a place!

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that split between us
that wide yet narrow crevice
that crack, fissure, fault

that insurmountable gap
that woeful slip down to hell

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life will always be
(ambient insanity?)
just as we let it

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cicadas’s refrain
crickets’s and frogs’s interlude
twilight’s ensemble

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thou canst fix me not:
of me, thou canst only fix
thine self’s desire

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tho’ mutation pains
molt, we must, our calloused shells
to fly forward on

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the way will be found
when the ego is lost?
nay! ennui leads thee

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let’s laugh at it all
let’s laugh knowing it is all
let’s laugh, let us laugh

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soon the leaves will fall
thereafter, soon, too, the snow
soon, all is too soon

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the puddles, the mud
the dismal clouds bearing down
the silent crickets

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thinking to become
almighty’s grand gift to man
blessed is the ant

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no surprise in death
tho’ dying startles us so
t’is the thrill of life

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About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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