Friday, March 17, 2017


Haiku Friday: California

When winter seems to be lingering a little too long, my mind wanders to a warm place: California. I'm not sure why-- you would think Texas (where I lived for 10 years) would be more logical-- but that's what I think about.

So let's haiku about California today. Here, I will go first:

Brightly colored signs
Nestle by the green roadside:
Hey, look! It's Legoland!

Now it is your turn-- just use the 5/7/5 syllable formula and have some fun!

(This is not 5-7-5. Blame the Eagles.)

Driving from Denver, we hear the song
"Welcome to the Hotel California"
Such a lovely place
Everything is lovely
Except earthquakes.
Too many people,
In never rains in Long Beach,
Except when I went.
Silicon Valley
Excellent restaurants, but
nerds have no night life.

California has
no seasons. Nor does it have
Hay Fever Sneezin'.
I spent the night once,
my flight delayed to Hong Kong,
in San Francisco
Oh 9th Circuit Court
You're just so "California"
What will you do next?
Don Henley Must Die
Stick a Hot Knitting Needle
In his eye. Nixon
Oh, San Francisco . . .
Philz Coffee, Haight Ashbury--
Gold sequined '80s

Dance costume from there--
Cool folks planning Burning Man,
Castro naked pride,

Murals and rebirth
In Mission District; fab art,
Hills, sun, wind, rain, sea . . .

Keep a place for me.

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