Sonnet and Haiku

There is a form of writing that I love

Although I often make a mockery

The style of which I speak fits like a glove

With my own certain brand of comedy


With pen and ink on paper do I jest

Thru medium of this poetic form

My slightly twisted mind won’t let me rest

‘Til words tumble out of me like a storm


Why tell you of this love in a sonnet

When short lim’ricks have worked for me before?

I maybe should instead use a nonnet

For forteen lines may be to long?  A bore?


But Nay!  I had to write this poem ’tis true

This is my song of love to the haiku.


the poèm above

would have embarrassed Shakespeare

my apologies

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