Sunday, June 29, 2008


A Snake rolls up
on a circular saw.
A tool of the trade.
Don't shut the door,
is keying into a vital vertebra.

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time
returns all
to source

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Tough skin, camouflage
safe, obscure. My weakness masked,
I can face the world.

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Weathered colours speak
Of the torture of elements
By the hand of man

14 comments:

nobody said...

The fire extinguished,
the spitfire's heart long grown cold.
Earth, wind and water.

nobody said...

PS If this makes no sense, I'll explain later. I'll just leave it as it stands for the now.

Kevin Michael Rudd said...

indigent shelter ..
competent protection
from acts of god

Bit like public housing really.

KMR (APM)

lua said...

A Snake rolls up
on a circular saw.
A tool of the trade.
Don't shut the door,
is keying into a vital vertebra.

Penny said...

I am just having a hell of a time with this one, I have worked more and more on this then either of the other ones!
why?
I have a concept in my head, but can't get the words to work!

AAAAArghhh!
I think I've head my head to much in the global warming scam as of late.

kikz05 said...

time
returns all
to source

nobody said...

Kikz, that's a cracker. Which is to say very good.

Hey Pen, it's the easiest thing in the world and at the same time, murderously difficult. And if your head is scrambled, this is as good a remedy as any.

Just so you know, I don't choose these pix because they prompt me to write. When I pick them I have no idea what will result. In fact my haiku here was the third thing I came up with and bears no resemblence to the first one.

Mostly I try to pick something that isn't banal and might concievably suggest any number of things to people. That's the theory anyway. Yoroshiku.

Penny said...

OK FINALLY!!!!

deep breath.......


Tough skin, camoflauge
safe, obscure. My weakness masked,
I can face the world.


Nobody: I have been waiting for an explanation, cause when I read yours I was googling spitfire, to see if it was some type of mythical creature, car or plane?
I'm lost?

nobody said...

Sorry Sorry,

It's an old obscure word for a dragon. I, not unlike everybody else, thought of scales. But I gave this dragon a double duty insofar as he was the furnace that made all this stuff. Kind of thing...

And now it and it's products are dead and doing nothing more than protecting us from the elements that remain. Kind of thing...

Otherwise, Pen, well done. I like it.

And Lua, beautiful girl, long may you break all the rules!

In case anyone is confused, Lua is an old buddy of mine and one of my favourite people in the world.

schutter001 said...

Is this just flat cans?
Rusted sardine or beer cans?
Fuckin'hate sardines!

nobody said...

when hot and thirsty,
in a choice between the two,
I'll take the beer thanks.

Magdelena said...

Weathered colours speak
Of the torture of elements
By the hand of man

~Buffy

nobody said...

Thanks folks,

Well I thought that was brilliant. Onya Buffy. A fine effort.

And I do hope the PM will forgive me for wondering if his effort didn't involve his tongue being curled ever so slightly cheekward. I think a ceremonial voodoo-burning of the Australian Commonwealth Public Service Guide to Haiku Grammar and Syntax is in order. C'arn PM let your hair down mate!

New thing tomorrow after I photoshop out the logo tonight.

Magdelena said...

Thanks nobody!!

I Blush! :)

Penny sent me this way - she's right it's certainly fun! I'll have to watch out for the next pic now!

~Buffy