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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sunday, February 03, 2013

#cool

Winter skyline is cool---
as long as you're
sitting indoors

#camel

my New York apartment---
fitting a camel
in eye of a needle

#Winter

"our Winter of discontent"---
blue sky but
too windy to go out

#wind

a wind storm at sunrise January ends

#blue

the onion soup sky---
when will change
to blue sky

#forecast

the weather forecast
for New York---
is very perturbing

#animal

she says her mate becomes an animal in bed

#fog

Big Apple January end
morning fog---
worse than London Town 

#sunset

rain after sunset---
it's not too hot
to handle

#joint

in a hamburger joint Muddy Waters
sings

#tree

overcast at sunrise---
brisk wind shakes a leafless tree
Winter waxes

#dogs

a Nor'easter---
people with dogs have
to take them out

#mix

stormy over the skyline---
low clouds, fog,
and smoke mix

#snow

snow shower---
flakes hang in the air
like mosquitos

#path

cross country skiing on a well trodden path

#fog

skyline morning fog---
a Winter storm is
on the way

#ball

Sunday night---
if you're alone
have a ball

#Cedar

Mount Lebanon Winter---
snow covered
Cedar trees

#sunrise

sunrise---
remnants of the snow fall
reminder of cold weather

#moon

Saturday night---
lovers out carousing look up
Winter full moon

#River

East River after a storm---
kids play
in the snow

#peace

wise as a Desert Father
and smart like Einstein---
to make peace not war

#plus

a plus for frigid Winter---
the murder rate goes down
in New York

#moon

January chill---
full moon shining
on a dusting of snow

#snowing

it's snowing in New York---
get out your skis
and go places

#fog

skyline fog---
I'm still thinking of
a Caribbean sunrise

#cell

single cell organisms---
they're more adaptive
than us

#Father

the Father,the Son,and the Holy Ghost 

#index

New York City---
the wind chill index now is
two degrees Fahrenheit

#moon

late night I wake up craving
an English muffin---
full moon

#sunset

blue sky sunset---
a smoke column
gets a tint of pink

#cold

a cold Winter day---
I look at the world
from iced up windows

#ghost

Winter---
the ghost of hurricane Sandy
keeps showing up

#warm

Winter---I get up
from under warm covers
to make hot coffee

#garden

a bald man---
is trying to find his way
in a tropical garden

#Everest

a friend talks about
scaling Everest---
together

#frog

call a frog---
and tell it to jump
in a pond

#blue

blue sky---
but who cares
it's cold and windy Winter

#sunset

Winter sunset---
a pupil draws
a hexagon for homework

#journey

Obama's says
our journey not complete---
he's the captain

#blue

Winter blue sky---
a boy looks for some mud
to mess up his new boots

#females

Greenwich Village---
two females are out
on a date

#dawn

Winter dawn---
subway lights
are always on

#bible

Obama's second term---
starts with his hand
on Lincoln's bible

#doll

a kid plays
with a black doll---
Martin Luther King Day

#Day

Obama's second Inauguration-
is on Martin Luther King Day

#porter

a starless night I drink porter beer

#sunset

a Winter sunset with a flair

#windy

Winter windy day---
if cars were sail boats
they would capsize

#fav

my fav seat at the ballet first row aisle 

#sunrise

sunrise---
a ray of light hits
my bathroom mirror

#peck

Saturday night---
she gives me just a peck
a half moon

#espresso

Starbucks triple espresso---
so bitter I lace it with
Jack Daniels

#rose

Saturday afternoon---
a man buys his friend
a rose

#lineage

lineage---
a US born person
views his family tree

#sunrise

blue sky sunrise---
commuters bundled up
wait for a bus


#sunset

a clear sky Winter sunset she smiles

#blue

Winter blue sky the sun is back

#Summer

the boys of the Summer---
waiting for their comeback
let's play ball

#sunrise

Winter sunrise---
I have fresh strawberries
for breakfast

#win

some want to win
any which way they can---
Lance Armstrong

#River

East River overcast Winter---
cold waters and brisk wind
gulls don't mind

#stone

all these names
carved in stone---
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

#sunrise

overcast Winter sunrise---
I pull the covers
and go back to sleep

#drop

long after the rain stopped---
a single drop is still
on my window

#tennis

it's Summer down under---
and tennis in the air
Australian Open

#water

today's rain storm---
it's just Earth's
recycled water

#errands

Winter rainy day---
glad to had done
all my errands yesterday

#heat

Manhattan---
if you can't stand the heat
get out of the kitchen

#hurricane

hurricane Sandy---
we are still recovering
from its aftermath

#grey

overcast Winter morning---
the subway is full
of grey wool jackets

#sunshine

sunshine---
we haven't had any for days
better luck tomorrow

#blush

Winter blush---
a woman buys her friend
red rose

#built

whom do you think
built Egypt's pyramids---
extraterrestrials

#fog

more morning fog---
I eat the boiled eggs whites
and discard the yellows

#ok

skyline low clouds---
the tops got to go
but the rest ok

#Viagra

Viagra---
they should invent
the counterpart for women

#oysters

raw oysters---
the best aphrodisiac
without a prescription

#fog

morning fog---
street graffiti loses
its zip

#River

East River Winter fog---
from here Manhattan looks
like a ghost town

#haiku

a Buddhist monk from Japan---
got the whole world
writing daily haiku

#fog

Winter morning fog---
turning on more lights
will not help

#rainy

a rainy day in New York---
play chess
indoors

#Elvis

a day without sunshine---
I play my Elvis
records

#change

climate change---
it's not all global warming
but also icy cooling

#songs

songs from the sixties---
if you still recall them
your brain is still sharp

#day

a nice January day waxes---
strangers become
friendly

#wind

going green---
New York State builds
more wind farms

#sunrise

blue sky Winter sunrise---
the flames of a fire place
warm a house

#Chelsea

Chelsea New York City---
Google covers it
with free WiFi

#albino

overcast day---an albino doesn't mind

#green

a green thumb is not all
it takes to plant---
add soil fertilizer 

#dark

with my morning black coffee---
double dark chocolate
brownie


#sleeping

sleeping---
I don't need a lot of it
unless I am sick

#waves

Winter---
a beach bonfire party
and waves ten feet high

#blue

blue sky sunrise---
spilled water becomes ice
overnight

#bored

Winter Monday evening---
who's not
bored

#walk

if you walk fast in LA---
people will think
you're from NYC

#shoes

Winter---
sign on a window store
we clean Ugg boots

#oven

Winter morning---
long wait to buy a baguette hot
out of the oven

#solo

long distance solo walking---
it enables you to solve
your problems

#clouds

skyline low dark clouds---
old man Winter is
rethinking his game

#color

rainbow at sunset---
pick your favorite
color

#listens

Winter before dawn---
a man listens
to Vivaldi 

#sunset

January Five sunset---
it's worth standing in the cold
to see it

#hair

Saturday night at the hair dresser-
it'll all be undone
tomorrow

#Winter

New York Winter waxes---
a travel agent has deals
to Brazil

#love

a principle of Christianity---
love your neighbor
as your self

#blue

January blue sky---
an Eskimo's huskies team
takes him for a ride

#madness

aurora borealis---it's Lapland madness

#fog

London town---
fog is so common
no one notices

#sour

overcast Winter morning---
I add sour mash
to my coffee

#bored

January subway---
every one is bored
and wants to go home

#chill

Winter icy chill---
the sun feels like another
incandescent bulb

#River

East River Winter---
seagulls congregate on
a fishermen wharf 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

#ice

cold Winter morning---
it feels like we're sliding back
into the ice age

#goes

January---
a Santa Claus goes skiing
on vacation

#laundry

New Year's Day---
so many people
are doing laundry

#green

New Year's Day---
get rid of your hangover
by eating something green

#Day

New Year's Day overcast morning -
celebrants of last night
still sleeping

#River

East River Winter---
the swimming pool is empty
but don't walk on it

#birds

it's for the birds---
spilled French fries on a sidewalk
but there're none here

#marbles

playing poker New Year's Eve---
a man loses
his marbles

#sunrise

last day of the year sunrise---
just ignore
that full moon

#gridiron

the vituperative attitude
of gridiron players
when they talk

#sunset

a cold windy day sunset---
skyline chimneys spew
dark blue smoke

#subway

New York subway---
woman pushes a man
into the tracks to kill him

#pencils

add color---
I'd rather draw with crayons
than pencils

#rape

as women gain more rights---
India boils in anger
over a rape

#moon

spent all Saturday night
carousing---
full moon in the western sky

#dry

rainy in New York---
but New Year's Eve
will be dry

#pose

a stormy day low clouds---
the skyline lost
its pose

#flakes

snow flakes shower---
it melts as soon as
it hits the ground

#blue

blue tiger---
takes lots of meat to feed it
I'd rather have a blue cat

#snow

late December morning---
a snow storm is
on the way

#sunset

year end sunset---
but who wants
the next one unlucky number

#blue

so what it's cold-Winter blue sky

#sunrise

late December sunrise---
don't count on our nearest star
to warm you up

#blond

morning fog and rain---
a platinum blond
stays in bed

#jumps

the haiku by Basho---
about what jumps
into ponds

#light

overcast at sunrise---
a night light
stays on

#miss

December snow showers---
I miss July
downpours

#after

day after Christmas---
church bells play
carols 

#coffee

to write a haiku about coffee---
I first made for myself
a cup

#sunrise

December sunrise---
spilled water turns into ice
overnight

#moon

joining the skyline
Christmas lights displays---
full moon

#sunset

Christmas Day sunset
not visible due to clouds---
better luck next year

#company

in the company of the homeless---
nuns serve
Christmas dinner

#Day

Christmas Day morning rain---
good for the
poinsettias

#mix

Christmas Eve mix
of rain and snow---
Santa will need some eggnog

#River

East River Christmas Eve
calm waters and blue sky---
happy demeanors

#kids

Christmas Eve---
a Santa has no more kids
to sit on his lap

#once

at least once a day---
hug your
partner

#Eve

Christmas Eve sunrise---
I water my
poinsettia

#River

East River Autumn Sunday---
a day moon has no admirers
but me

#loud

crying out loud---
a man says today
is the end of the world

#dawn

Sunday dawn---
a priest takes
a walk

#sky

December cloudy sky---
shoppers crowd whatever
good deal

#wrapped

wrapped up and paid for
an engagement ring
from Tiffany 

#stillness

Saturday morning stillness---
the whistle
of a teakettle

#spirit

must be the Christmas spirit---
Putin wants
democracy in Syria

#night

December night---
Empire State Building lit
in green and red

#closer

at Starbucks---
the closer to Christmas
the less their customers

#Solstice

Winter Solstice---I use a sunlamp to make the nights shorter

#fog

fog at dawn---
a bakery has
powdered donuts

#Corona

Mexican restaurant---
Corona beer comes
with three wedges of lime

#stars

New York Christmas tree
dots of light---
further up the stars

#moon

half moon at sunset---
going out on
a borrowed light

#moon

as I look for my grey cap---
a day moon in a blue sky
Christmas cheer

#framed

at an art gallery---
not all the paintings
get framed 

#dawn

dawn---
I wait for a haiku
to dawn on me

#moon

at sunset crescent moon appears
then faints away---
too much pollution

#carols

December nice day
a chorus sings Christmas carols
at lunch hour

#scooters

it's against the law---
delivery men ride
their scooters on sidewalks

#fog

skyline Winter fog---
a driver asks me
which way is Manhattan

#predawn

December predawn---
there're plenty of people
in the New York subway

#fog

skyline evening fog---
there is nothing
to see

#firefly

firefly---
an airplane flies over
a forest fire to extinguish it

#fog

December morning fog---
you can still find Santa
because he wears red

#gun

one more reason
why I love New York---
gun control

#nor'easter

a nor'easter---
food delivery persons
keep you dry

#fog

afternoon fog---
if you can't stand the steam
in the kitchen get out

#time

New York City---
I have to rush
no more time

#nude

Winter Sunday dawn---
a nude woman enters
an outdoors jacuzzi

#dead

the grateful dead---
will be dead when
all their following is dead

#moon

Saturday night---
a woman's jeans slide down
crescent moon

#plays

Beethoven's birthday---
Rubinstein plays
the Emperor Concerto

#solace

without our sun solace---
depression would kill
all of us

#dawn

cold at dawn---
a woman wears a down coat
birds fly by

#shootings

school shootings---
let 'em all go through
metal detectors

#sunset

December sunset redness---
kids blood spilled
in Connecticut

#blue

December blue sky---
a  snow skier falls
on his butt

#line

accountants Christmas party---
no one is thinking
of the bottom line

#predawn

Winter predawn---
I take a last look
at the stars

#lights

festival of lights---
a candelabrum stands
next to a Christmas tree

#sunrise

December sunrise---
a redhead
wears green

#River

East River Winter---
I touch the bank iron rail
cold as ice

#12/12/12

12/12/12---
the concert to support
hurricane Sandy victims

#teeth

my Maxillary Central Incisors---
lost them
many years ago

#dawn

December dawn---
a dog guarding Christmas trees
is leashed

#wings

chicken wings and beer---
it's
addictive

#Alps

Christmas Vacation---
downhill skiing
the Alps

#dawn

drizzle at dawn---
a mother breast feeds
her baby

#cafe

rainy day---
an outdoors cafe has
its furniture against the wall

#twin

a twin---
each buys the other
the same Christmas present

#fog

more morning fog---
a cyclist wears
an orange vest

#shark

Summer---
I'd rather eat shark meat
than have a shark eat me

#Sunday

cloudy Sunday morning---
the sun plays
hide and seek

#light

Saturday night coupulation---
dimmer the light
quicker it ends

#beer

a gourmet beer bar---
no cursing
please

#image

mirror,mirror on the wall---
whose image is the fairest
of them all

#fog

fog at dawn---
a man goes back
to sleep

#count

December rainy day---
I stay home
and count my blessings

#cat

out in an urban jungle---
a cat returns home
at dawn

#dawn

December dawn---
a paperboy whistles
"Jingle Bells"

#ring

Autumn nice day---
she flashes
her turquoise ring

#L

moonless night---I buy lilacs for Lila

#sunrise

blue sky sunrise---
all the stars of last night
were rehearsals

#sharp

seafood restaurant---
I have swordfish
sharp to the last bite

#blue

December blue sky---
a bald man forgets his
grey cap

#dawn

December dawn---
a passing shower wets
the early birds

#fog

skyline evening fog---
a man goes to buy
his darling roses

#blue

after the rain blue sky---
a shopper asks
where's my discount

#green

December---
white poodle out for a walk
wears a green vest

#rain

December morning
rain shower---
as I go to shower

#dragonflies

a Florida Winter---
I love dragonflies
but fear dragon ladies

#moon

skyline morning haze--
a man yawns
December day moon

#jungle

the Amazon jungle---
people now find their way
using Google

#Sunday

with all that fog, smoke,
and dark clouds---
how can this be a Sunday

#fog

December dense fog---
the dogs of a junk yard
keep barking

#day

overcast day---
a florist has
sunflowers

#seagulls

Winter---
seagulls pick
at spilled garbage