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Two spontaneous haiku while talking to Sali

June 17, 2012

These two haiku were composed spontaneously while talking to my friend Sali. She’s also my muse, and keeps me, both of us, amused.

I

Our body’s a purse
containing the universe.
Can you spare some change?

II

The bib testifies
to the lunch that was eaten—
Boy, that was good food!

© Ken Chawkin
Fairfield, Iowa

Phrases come out spontaneously while talking with Sali. I count the syllables and realize they make up the first two lines of a haiku, then come up with the third line. Don’t know where they come from, but the juxtapositions make us laugh. The first haiku was composed mid-morning, and the second while feeding Sali her lunch, on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Posted them today, Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012.


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