From the collection published in 2021, The Immediate and No Sooner.
fished out from the newspaper:
bent at the corners
the stained business card falters
knocked down but not out
still in the fight for business
your name a lopsided grin
11 thoughts on “Haiku 823, Tanka 166”
Haiku 823 , genius x
Thank you! Tuna casserole, something I have been serving (if not always the cook) since I was working my job in the cafeteria in college and of course for family meals – and I have followed my grandmother’s habit of clipping (or now printing) recipes from the newspaper to try out, and then one day it all came together in this haiku that sort of fell into my head!
Found it! Fell off who I follow lists for sure. Sorry it took me so long to realise. But laughing already.
That has happened to me too, eventually I figure it out when I say, hmmm, what happened to…?
Just shows how dazed I am that it took me that long to realise. Back on track so all’s well.
That’s good. I’ve experience that dazed thing too and it does take time to get things organized again after shakeups.
Sigh. Eyes rolling skyward.
That haiku is priceless!! It should be an example in the textbooks to show the kids that haiku can be clever and amusing!
Thank you. Sometimes things all just fall into place and the haiku writes itself, I think.
The Haiku is very relatable. I am always saving recipes to try out. The Tanka is fantastic. I feel it suggests so much of the backstory of the person whose name is printed on the business card.
Thank you. I too love collecting recipes especially from everyday sources such as the newspaper. And the business card one was prompted by one of my own I’ve carried around maybe too long.
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