30.6.15

On the way to the Pub...

Bat in darkening
Vain struggle to view the world
Through its aural eyes

Or

Bat in darkening
Vain struggle to view the world
Through its sightless ears


Which do you prefer?

26.6.15

White Van Boat Man

A. E. Van Vogt
Oft cap'ned a Van Boat.
He cleaned up not as a Smuggler or a Fisher
But with his Weapon Mops of Isher



          




21.6.15

No longer following the trawler

Seagulls' plaintiff cries
Accuse Man of swapping fish
For burgers and chips

Or do you prefer

Plaintive cries echo
Aggrieved seagulls yearn for fish
No more found at sea


Do please let me know.




19.6.15

Limited Offer

For this week only
Eurostar not Northern Line
Gains you Waterloo

By Thomas Kelly editor (private collection) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


14.6.15

Self Landscape

Philip C James,
For Haiku has pretty modest aims.
But he's one bat short of a full belfry,
To attempt the World's First Clerihew Selfie.







12.6.15

Gaia and Psyche

Psyche's breath nurtures
Gaia's breath caresses me
Being is breathing

or do you prefer

Sensing Gaia's breath
Psyche exhales and nurtures
Breathing is being


Do let me know.

10.6.15

8.6.15

Conumdrum

Was it love I felt
That helped me give my love up
Or simply fatigue?

or do you prefer:

Was it love I felt
That helped me let my love go
Or simply fatigue?

6.6.15

"Ol' Red Eyes is back"

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Belief does beggar.
Why body-build 'til you ache?
When muscles can be forged, for Skynet's sake!


 © Paramount Pictures

2.6.15

Strategic Defence and Security Review

Rear Admiral Chris Parry
Warns Defence is no cash 'n' carry
Whereas Offence is offered at cost
By Major General Rory Riposte

Or do you prefer

Rear Admiral Chris Parry
Warns Defence is no cash 'n' carry
Though Offence is delivered off-the-shelf
By General Lunge and an elf