The Maynard in Me – A Tribute

Maynard’s projects Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer have been the greatest influence on my writing as a haiku poet. I truly admire Maynard’s menacing style and how he grips the listener with those perfect words.

I am hooked to A Perfect Circle’s Pet from the Thirteenth Step album, everything about the song is outlandish and I am nobody to even decipher the lyrics that Maynard has written.

The senryu set is my tribute to the song as I tried to write in his style in Pet. Go, listen to Pet now!

Her big eyes stare
at the windows and door
they will come soon

~ ~ ~

He pats her forehead
sings lullabies of fairies
cuffs on her ankle

~ ~ ~

He protects her from-
they who are coming, coming
some say bogeyman

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The Last Haiku for September and more

Free Haiku

The wanting exists

you are happiest with her

my feelings must die.

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Battlefield Haiku

Every day without you

is like fighting a battle

my heart yearns for you.

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Agile Haiku

He comes with his tool

and his fingers run like spider

as he nails it.

To Alex Webster for being so awesome.

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Waltz Haiku

Gracious

she starts her session

and I gape.

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Sleep Haiku

His lifeless body

rests calmly near the road

we watch and walk off.

To us who want tragedy from a safe distance and enjoy.

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Paradox Haiku

Blossoming friendship

enter chaos, confusion

can someone save it?

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Hummingbird Haiku

Tiny you start to fly

the nectar invites you

O! my hummingbird.

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Birth Haiku

Half dead I drag myself

the much needed hot brew

I am born again.

 

September was a month I can’t forget, so much has happened in life, but one thing that stayed with me was haiku. I tried to write everyday, sometimes missed the prompts but in the end I am so happy that I composed on all the prompts. I met some really cool haiku poets at Haiku Heights. April, O! April please come soon.