V, W, X of Haiku

V

Valentine’s Day —
she reminds me
to fasten my seatbelt

Michael Dylan Welch, Haiku Society of America Newsletter 15.4 , 2000

 

removing
     the bullet-proof vest:
          the heat

Nick Virgilio (1928-89), Modern Haiku 14.3, 1983

 

W

that one kid
with the plastic whistle —
evening heat

Cherie Hunter Day, Modern Haiku 45.3, 2014

 

water-melon

watermelons
the weight of our grunts
breaks an axle

Chad Lee Robinson, The Deep End of the Sky (Turtle Light Press, 2015)

 

X

I send a fax
protesting the bombing
pages come out hot

Ruth Yarrow, from The Haiku Apprentice by Abigail Friedman (Stone Bridge Press, 2006)

 

          Listening …
After a while,
     I take up my axe again

Rod Willmot, Haiku (1969)

P, Q, R of haiku

If you feel inspired to make your own alphabet, please share the link in the Comments section.

P

platelets —
the trip we were planning
to plan

Roberta Beary, Modern Haiku 41.2, 2010

 

unplanned pregnancy
the hum of a beehive       
beneath the porch

John McManus, Acorn 35, 2015

Q

into the silence
of a Quaker meeting
the scent of roses

Jo Pacsoo, Presence 47, 2013

 

Queen Anne’s lace —
a childhood spent
in second-hand clothes

Mary Kendall, The Heron’s Nest 19.1, 2017

R

Roman road
I carry the dust
further north

Matt Morden, Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2017

 

bison

prairie storm
the darkness disperses
as buffalo

Chad Lee Robinson, The Heron’s Nest 19.3, 2017