Thursday, August 02, 2007

So I was discussing Haiku with the train conductor

Yes, I showed the train conductor the Haiku poems I was working on.

He was walking up the aisles, preparing for the final stop on the line when he did a double take and stared at me.

"I thought chu were gonna stab me which yor pen!"

"No, I was sounding out syllables.... I can't believe I was about to tell you this. Never mind."

"Wha? Wha?" He walks over to my bench and looks over my shoulder.

Now I'm done for. "I'm writing a Haiku about Sudoku. Do you remember Haiku from English class?"

"Yeah, yeah" as he starts to read what I wrote:

Hurry line up one
through nine in boxes and rows
before my stop comes.

"I have a friend who is doing these and..." this is sounding bizarre. And now I'm plotting to kill her. Even though we haven't met in person, yet.

Then he reads another I wrote in honor of Norm,

One day may we find
acceptance for all of us
With love, hope and peace.

"So you gonna go home tonight and make dinner for yor hubby right?" he asks. He looks like he is hatching a plan.

"No, he works late. I'm making dinner for the kids."

His look clearly conveyed I wasn't getting this. "You need to write one of them poems for yor husband so he'll come home early!" he winks.

That particular Haiku will be a private one. But in honor of tonight's train conductor:

Who knew a train fare
would lead to poetry talks
and lovers' advice

Yup, more haikus for Leslie's Haiku Buckaroo contest. Come on. You know you want to enter. You've got until August 10th to do it. And you don't need a blog. You can send it to her via email. So all you lurkers, make Leslie happy.


Leslie said...

Man, it's haiku fever! It's addictive, isn't it?

I am so loving that the train conductor was encouraging you to write erotic haiku!

Jenn in Holland said...

hahahahahahah! HAhahahahahahahaha! Hahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaahahahahah!!!
Pardon me, I can't stop laughing...

Darling, your haiku are marvelous and just, wow. I haven't written an erotic one yet. I shall have to try. Thanks train conductor!!

soccer mom in denial said...

Ummm.... ladies. I was thinking more romantic. ROMANTIC!!

Fourier Analyst said...

Trains, planes, grocer's lines,
Romantic or erotic?
Haiku doesn't stop.

I'll help you kill her
and I do know her. Better...
I know where she lives!!

(Also planning something special for Leslie, wanna be part?)

Flower Child said...

He's great! Perhaps the train conductor will have one to share with you tomorrow.

CableGirl said...

YOu ladies are just haiku crazy!

Admittedly, I probably would be too, but i have not one poetic bone in my body.

Jami said...

Got you! Got you!

(Don't even start counting - it ain't haiku.)

Jen said...

These are GREAT! And what a great story to go with them, too. BTW... my DH writes me haikus a lot - it's really fun, and yes, your DH might come home early if you write him one, lol.

Alex Elliot said...

I am terrible at haikus, but yours are great!

Adventures In Waitressing said...

I write poetry, but have never tried a Haiku before... Just might have to give it a whirl.

Jenn said...

thats amazing.

Jenn said...

heheh - just catching up and I love these! but porn haiku? (I mean: romantic haiku) now, that's gotta be a whole other contest!