December 11, 2011

(summation)

part icles stabilityeveryothersec ond

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wearing it on my sleeve this foolish wayward heart

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red moon trivia I join those who cough alone

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seven nests of the snake I rest in the blue one

November 13, 2011

(ocd)

ocd i count the sun thrice before leaving
ocd i count the sun thrice before leaving
ocd i count the sun thrice before leaving



October 24, 2011

October 18, 2011

October 10, 2011

October 08, 2011

concrete haiku




made for the nahaiwrimo prompt of October 8, 2011: "loss"
You can read about here


October 06, 2011

graphic haiku






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made for the nahaiwrimo prompt of October 6, 2011: "a path or a journey"
You can read about here




September 22, 2011

September 20, 2011

[haiga]



sand
what it's all
coming to

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surf
a whisper in grasses
we become

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slow breath
of the one ocean -
what is left to leave

August 18, 2011

Redirection

Thanks for looking in.

This blog is living sporadically for the time being as most of my activities - haiku - now is published on my bilingual blog 2 tongues / 2 tunger - haiku in Danish and English.

This is a logical step as I usually write my haiku in both languages and because I hope some of the evolutions and experiments - the sheer exploration of what haiku is that has been going on mostly in the US and UK - can rub off on MY Danish haiku. I am not that presumptuous as to think (or even hope) that it will have any influence on the way haiku is written in Denmark in general. (It isn't much but it is out there).

Furthermore, haiku is now the most widespread poetry form in the world and in almost every country haiku is written according to the conditions and cultures where the haijin live. Thus haiku should be as availble as possible for people arund the globe so we all can get a sense of what exactly makes Danish haiku Danish, Romanian haiku Romanian etc.

For an international taste of haiku visit World Haiku Association and the two beautiful multilinguistic sites: Lishanu and Ardea

July 25, 2011

New book



My bilingual penguin haiku just published by Cyberwit: Click here


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Mine tosprogede pingvinhaiku publiceret af Cyberwit: klik her

July 18, 2011

Update

Updated "2 tongues / 2 tunger" my biliangual haiku blog - click here

MOST ACTIVITIES WILL BE THERE FOR NOW.

July 03, 2011

update

Updated "2 tongues / 2 tunger" my biliangual haiku blog - click here

July 01, 2011

June 21, 2011

June 12, 2011

June 11, 2011

haiku

temporary relief -
while the pears ripen
I'm stuck on Earth

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lights from a festive city -
the glass-face I wear
during rockslides

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going upwards
I become even bluer -
a saxophone solo

June 04, 2011

June 01, 2011

"when the man comes around" or "how to bribe Death"

knick-knacks -
I bribe off Death
with a glass ballerina

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knick-knacks -
will Charon settle for
a plactic gondol?

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red glass dolphin -
will this be a treat
for Yama

May 27, 2011

May 24, 2011

May 21, 2011

haiku

throwing sticks
for St. Christopher the Patriarch
gets a tennis elbow

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badminton
on The Holy Mountain - a novelty
long prayed for

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dead and smiling
the elder left his shoes
under the bed

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lifting up his sticharion
the Patriarch cools his feet
in the sea of unchange
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raging against
tight trousers the Patriarch
calms down on frankincense

May 20, 2011

3 mystic haiku

crossing out
parts of creation - the Patriarch
with the red pen

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counting holes in water
the zealous Patriarch
by the Red Sea

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30 dust bunnies
on a used shoelace
a ladder for any soul

May 19, 2011

May 09, 2011

May 08, 2011

May 07, 2011

haiku

soap bubble magic -
I discover the fear industry
is a blue rabbit

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akasha* -
a feathered man leaves
for a second beer

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night of pain -
it turns out I'm alive
and a frog

(Kafku?)

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akasha: ether/space. Vedic tradition counts 5 basic elements: fire, water, earth, air and ether/space

May 06, 2011

monostich / 1-line (hai)ku

K
temporary states of dust mountains and white butterflies

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for more monostichs - 1-line (hai)ku - visit the new monostichs blog

May 05, 2011

monostich



epistemology my jar contains a dreaming butterfly

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for more monostichs - 1-line (hai)ku - visit the new monostichs blog

May 02, 2011

April 29, 2011

haiku - NaHaiWriMo ~ doors

NaHaiWriMo prompt for April 28 was "doors"


revolving doors
I am not the one to tell you
to decide

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revolving doors
it was never a question
of if

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revolving doors
I slip in an out
of a dream

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revolving doors -
the world is
and is not

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revolving doors -
I too am rooted in
perpetual movement

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revolving doors -
dandelions grow and die
in the quantum field

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revolving doors
this time I can't both
stay and leave

April 24, 2011

haiku / ku experiments

Updated: "funhouse" - experimental hai(ku) - click here or use the "Funhouse" tab

April 20, 2011

haiku / ku experiments

Updated "Series" with "crows eye" - experimental (hai)ku - click here

For a Danish version click here

April 19, 2011

haiku - NaHaiWriMo ~ wind

NaHaiWriMo April 19: wind


making good for my absence
I curl a wind
around a graveyard dafodil

:::

spring wind
in a pink housecoat
the neighbor flips fags into the pond

:::

carried by the wind
the noisy arrival
of the first commonswifts

:::

April wind -
I'm through reporting
your whereabouts

:::

making room for the wind
I clear a table
with a view

:::

April wind ...
it could be
this simple

April 16, 2011

haiku - NaHaiWriMo

NaHaiWriMo prompt for April 16

"birds of prey"

buzzard
now I'm glad
I'm not a mouse

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an eagle
in our Coat of Arms -
this land of sparrows

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funeral bells
the kestrel takes off
before the sermon

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sleepless
the owls, I imagine,
hoot in morse-codes

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by the rails
a young buzzard sizing up
the 2 o'clock train

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lunchbox of tofu-tuna
vegan peguins
trying hard

April 09, 2011

haiku - NaHaiWriMo ~ music

I've been participating in NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month - which seems to have turned out a rather internal event). Each day there's a given subject. Today the subject was "music". I wrote more than I published on the Facebook site, so here they are:

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night had a voice -
now even darkness
is a little darker


(Indian singer Bhimsen Joshi passed away January 24 2011)

Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhimsen_Joshi
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gGkUboxv8E


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walking the rain dogs -
Alice in red shoes
on Skid Row

(Tom Waits)

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disintegrating cities -
to be sane in an
insane world

(Einstürzende Neutbauten)

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Lachrymae Antiqua -
I've got recent tears to
pull on your string


through the lachrymal canal
we dance a pavane
of the slowest kind


(John Dowland: Lachrymae Antiqua / Flow My Tears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkRrzAo9Wl4 )



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Tiger Mountain -
am I an airport in
another green world



Neroli -
I am a stamen
catching echoes



thursday afternoon -
driving in Dali's car
for the equatorial stars

(Brian Eno)

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nothing out of place -
I hold up a mirror
for the sun

(Haydn: Die Sonnen-quartette op. 20)

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head over heels -
I draw angels
from a milk calf skin

(Cocteau Twins)

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lost river -
I catch a sound
and it changes


unmapped
this coiling river stream -
now: a starfall

(Tangerine Dream: Rubycon)

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the right side of the moon
a Bach Cantata
embedded in silver foil

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the moon in a tux -
I'm way past
speaking

(Tuxedomoon: In a Manner of Speaking)

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rivers of blood
a future cathedral built
with five voices

(Carlo Gesualdo, late renaissance Italian composer:Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Gesualdo ,
Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAs9LjJAHU&feature=related used harmonics otherwise not seen/heard until the 1920's. Killed his wife & her lover, mutilated their bodies and hanged them on the outside wall of his castle)

April 08, 2011

April 07, 2011

Basho & Zappa - haiku

Zoot!
damn frog
won't jump or sing!

:::


smoking with Basho
Zappa notices the lack
of wah-wah pedals

:::


not quite into
tribal etiquette – Basho headbangs
to a Zappa concert

:::


12-note jam -
Basho and Zappa wait
for the rats to cool

:::


absentminded
Basho and Zappa hauls herbs
into a saxophone

:::


Kyoto
Basho and Zappa can't use
Mastercards


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Dansk version her

Danish version here

April 03, 2011

haiku - penguins

forming a flesh-wall
penguins smile before
a G8 summit meeting

:::

April fools day -
penguins line up
War Council photo shoot

:::

signing papers
before Armageddon
smoking penguins

:::

sleeping
in softdrink vending machines
guerilla penguins

:::

Creation is accomplished
in three shifts
hardworking penguins

:::

paranoia follows -
the mass of copulating
penguins

:::

pulling the strings
of big politics
incognito penguins

:::

taking their revenge
on jelly-bears - penguins
raiding a candy store

:::

March 31, 2011

March 30, 2011

haiku

end of March -
a war-god makes room
for a flock of sheep


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(an old Dk name for April is Sheep-month)

March 29, 2011

Fri Haiku

New edition of "Fri Haiku" Swedish web publication with participants in more languages incl. English.
GO SEE!!!

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New edition of Roadrunner

Haiku

round a needles eye
a gathering of camels and penguins -
I dip one foot

March 28, 2011

March 27, 2011

March 24, 2011

haiku

girls drawing crooked
hopscotch squares -
Japan trembles

haiku - more spring

spring parade -
a book reavels
a hidden maze

:::

pollen attack -
a brain-flower releases
a flying army

:::

Bollywood movie I tap my feet in Denmark

:::

money worries -
a spring sun makes faces
in the ice free lake

March 23, 2011

March 18, 2011

haikus of spring

paper ladder
onwards upwards
thunderclouds

:::


mud tiger -
I sprinkle the earth
with mirrors

:::


potential snowmen
invading the spring-room
hardly furbished

:::


this snowman
still a foetus
what a handful

:::


umbilical cord -
a tightrope
for angels

March 16, 2011

haiku

not rocking the globe -
me and my shadow
play hide and seek

March 14, 2011

haiku

back from a dream
now I know the names
of raindrops

Haiku

setting a kite adrift
in a future summer -
my grandchildrens laughter

March 10, 2011

haiku

the rooms of philosphy
branching off from this beetle
rolling dung

March 08, 2011

5 sunrays - haiku

5 sunrays
traversing space
to enter my coffee

:::

5 sunrays
- no names mentioned -
1 for each finger

:::


5 sunrays
shaping a blackbird
better than I could

:::


5 sunrays
blinding a truckdriver
killing a deer

:::


5 sunrays
pushing a shiny jetplane -
it carries world peace

:::


on the edge
of a visiting night -
5 sunrays

:::

March 06, 2011

crypto zoology

Yesterday I watched a couple of tv-shows about cryto zoology and the hunt for Big Foot and had a hard time finding out if it was a joke or not. Anyway, some haiku came out of it.


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rehearsing crypto zoology
I lay a trap
for my lost slipper

:::

hunting the Big Foot -
he goes to the hypermaket
with binoculars

:::

crypto zoologist -
the way he looks
at his wife

:::

crypto zoology -
who could imagine
I would exist?

:::

checking his carpet
for unknown prints
the crypto zoologist hovers up from bed

:::

studying his kids hair
under a microscope
the crypto zoologist

:::

every morning
measuring his canines
crypto zoologist

March 05, 2011

haiku

humming 24 - 7
the ventilator
the universe

:::


born and born again
a god keeps putting coins
on my eyelids

March 03, 2011

haiku

March -
even in a war-gods' garden
a touch of spring

:::

March -
for a month I duck arrows
from a war-god

:::


March -
the name of a war-god
woven in crocus

March 01, 2011

February 28, 2011

haiku - penguins

the rustle
of dry feet in the night -
penguins coming

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collective stare
cutting every debate short -
10.000 penguins

haiku

over the fields
he streches his wings
the Cloud King

February 27, 2011

haiku

these brown hills
where viking chief lived -
housing projects

February 24, 2011

February 19, 2011

February 18, 2011

3 x crumbling rainbow

how many fingers
does it take?
crumbling rainbow

:::

soft soft bricks
the backside of this
crumbling rainbow

:::

hissing at the sky
the noise of
a crumbling rainbow

(subject to change - work in progress)

February 17, 2011

February 16, 2011

February 15, 2011

4 haiku not related

these pupils
big enough to take in
the night sky

:::

the birch again -
a sudden longing for
an encyclopedia


:::

wobbly v -
ducks crossing
in a gale

:::

still winter -
a heavy book about
nutritional supplements

February 11, 2011

haiku

snow again
sheep on the unified field
grassing

:::


tension headache -
the far end of this road
where strangers live

:::


bitter cold -
I hold my breath
to stop hiccups

:::


February moon -
surfing to find a GPS
for my thought-scape

February 10, 2011

haiku

rain on the bald spot
can't help thinking about
quantum physics

:::

like a photon
bounced off smooth surfaces
I've come to this day

:::

giraffes turn
into sound and fruit -
sights of the quantum field

February 08, 2011

haiku

ah, here he comes
the giant with yellow toe-nails -
a crescent moon

February 07, 2011

February 03, 2011

haiku

February rain
stacking pills too round
to stack

:::

outside in the rain ::: the rain

:::

February rain
I change skin color
under energy saving bulbs

February 01, 2011

January 30, 2011

haiku

farmer with a Brueghel face
I walk into the 15th century

:::

scientist tying
Orions Belt – and why?
he's wearing suspenders

:::


waste dump
the four elements present -
cradle of life?


:::

blue sky
when did I last
see a clown?

January 28, 2011

haiku

bells from the train-crossing
I am not alone

:::

moonlight
removing what is left
of cover-ups

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rain ::: those nameless waters

:::

biting an apple
the silent sky
of midwinter

January 26, 2011

haiku

the door squeaks
in three notes
start of frenzied sax-solo

:::

on the garbage bin
a thin layer of ice
and what is left of the moon
:::

willfully ignoring the other
black cat and I
beneath Orions Belt

January 17, 2011

tanka

”The color red
is the fastest” I yell
to the grayscaled
landscape
not moving

January 16, 2011

January 12, 2011

haiku

stacking my coins
two for the ferryman
rest for the laundromat

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carpenters van
red as ketchup -
my arms stopped shaking

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circle of rainbow
cast on the wall
reflection of Vivaldi Concerti

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right side of the moon
a Bach Cantata
embedded in silver foil

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Gesualdo
the voices of angels
and maddening jealousy

January 06, 2011

haiku

in an ink blot
reflection of the full moon
I watch it harden

January 05, 2011

January 04, 2011

January 01, 2011