Wild Flowers♥

Welcome to my Blog. You will find poetry here. All poems are my original work unless otherwise indicated. Enjoy! Why Wild Flowers? Because... "When a wild flower grows it picks its space." -- Sheryl Crow, and: "Nobody knows a wild flower still grows by the side of the road." -- Bon Jovi

Friday, June 29, 2007

American Haiku

These inspired by Kerouac and the Beat Generation

July 4th
red, white and blue streamers
at the used car lot

at the corner Citgo
gas prices rise
corn husks in the tank

in the ditch
an empty Pepsi can
fills with ants

picnic at the park
a McDonald's wrapper
caught in the breeze

out in the field
an abondoned Chevy truck
home for mice

in this garden
bald goodyear radials
hold tomato plants

young Lions at bat
a fence sitting robin
keeps score

found dumped
old Frigidaire
mouth open


Blogger Jim Doss said...

Hi Kathy,

Interesting how many of these haiku have a product or company in them. Of course, I'm one of those who think all good American capitalists should boycott Citgo since they are owned by the Venezuelan government after what their nationalization program did to many American companies-- not to mention the harm this will do long-term to the Venezuelan economy.

Kerouac wrote some decent haiku, but did a good of popularizing the form. Glad to see echoes of him your work.


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Blogger Mike Carson said...

This is nice...why did you stop? Just started here and have no audience yet, still learning how to get around.

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Anonymous Andy James Turner said...

I love your poem, but feel unworthy to comment.

However, our gas prices are nearly $12 a gallon..

All the best Andy

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