Saturday, January 17, 2009


The Death Knell concert
not a call to all, just one.
Can you hear the song?

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Bright lights, loud music,
All Hallow's Eve again,
The death rattle plays on.

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Tequila Sunrise
Bloody Mary's and beer
The drinks are flowing.

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Hot music blasting
through agave lenses: "Is
that Oingo Boingo?"

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Eating spicy black
bean mole with dark angels
in Tenochtitlan

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Dust swirls about
my weary head along the
road to Oaxaca

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Once in Oaxaca,
In a bar just like this one,
I lost a girlfriend

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rock and bone muse sick
maybe even dead--who cares?
we got prayer flags!

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Party on in Hell!
Play until Orpheus comes,
then we're going Home!

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Skeletons woke up!
Experienced before now.
they knew what to do!

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wind blows the dust back
the hideous music, shrill
behind the hard fence

23 comments:

Skye said...

Bright lights, loud music,
All Hallow's Eve again,
The death rattle plays on.

Skye said...

Tequila Sunrise
Bloody Mary's and beer
The drinks are flowing.

the Silverfish said...

I once had a knine
He was a Dingo
I won him at Bingo
couldn't understand his Lingo
his accent was Oz
and he pissed on his paws.
Yep Haiku sucks like a Dyson.

Bloody Philistine Indeed, Hah

nobody said...

Remember those films,
where the guy gets amnesia?
A good crack cured him.

Ha! How keen I am to see violence committed upon you today, Silv. All for your own good, of course...

And Skye, stole my thunder! Damn.

nobody said...

Marvellously stoned,
and tequilas all around.
"Let them dead men play!"

nobody said...

And yes John, I get the irony. I don't do the green man, but I do do dia de los muertos. The thing is that this pic works even for those who don't know what it means.

john said...

Yes that is a good turn, but how come you don't put some of your own haikus up after, share and enjoy n'all? you must have a few of your own that you like, this is a place for everyone which should include yours, 'tis a book we write together no?, just my f'pence worth.

Miraculix (Doug) said...

Hot music blasting
through agave lenses: "Is
that Oingo Boingo?"

...

I once attended the Day of the Dead
drinking way too much and being well fed
then I fell straight to my knees
when the band played "Who Do You Want To Be"
and the whole night went straight to my head

...

Eating spicy black
bean mole with dark angels
in Tenochtitlan

...

Dust swirls about
my weary head along the
road to Oaxaca

nobody said...

Hey Mir,

The single most fabulous meal I ever ate was some of that black bean mole. It was like I died and went to heaven. Give me peasant food every time.

And John, the explanation for me not going on the front page came right at the beginning when I introduced the haiku by way of the church blog.

The theory, such as it was, was that I would be picking the best of whatever went into the comments and posting them on the front. And to preclude any sense of, I don't know, favouritism, or whatever, I wouldn't post any of my own stuff. I seem to recall declaring (in best Aubrey style), "You can't say fairer than that".

But as things stand I post pretty much everything. But I do exercise discretion occasionally, by leaving the odd one out or by bumping one I particularly like to the top of the page. Given that that's the case, I'm cool with not posting mine.

And like I said to you before, this isn't really my blog. Okay, it IS my blog but by the same token if I was the only one here I wouldn't bother. Really I groove on the gathering.

Penny said...

The Death Knell concert
not a call to all, just one.
Can you hear the song?

nobody said...

Pen, is that your best yet? I think so. Perhaps you should crack your skull more often...

Anonymous said...

Once in Oaxaca,
In a bar just like this one,
I lost a girlfriend

schutte

nobody said...

Poor old Schutte,
so many girls lost that way.
Or did they lose him?

やだリックさん
まえのこいびと!
うるさいよ!

Ha ha ha. Hey R, that was for Na.

nobody said...

Celebramos muerte,
con música,con el baile.
Celebramos vida!

the Silverfish said...

And a Partrige burrito
In a
Aligator pear tree

Yup getting better and better, this highkoo stuff is pretty cool once Yuh get the hang of it.

nobody said...

Onya Silv, the front page beckons mate!

brian kennedy said...

rock and bone muse sick
maybe even dead--who cares?
we got prayer flags!

brian kennedy said...

Party on in Hell!
Play until Orpheus comes,
then we're going Home!

Penny said...

AArgh!
no, never wanna crack the skull again.

I am ok with sucking at haikus.

though I did see a little book, called
hockey haikus
Hockey Haikus?
seriously, there was one about the Toronto Maple Leafs
I thought it was weird

brian kennedy said...

Skeletons woke up!
Experienced before now.
they knew what to do!

brian kennedy said...

Mori-achi band
traded their meat for music
fuhgeddabowdit!

No eyes and no ears,
no brain. But bend over baby!
Still got a good bone!

nobody said...

Ha ha ha. Brian inspired I see. Inspired to be a naughty boy! God help us, we'll be doing limericks next.

Hmm...

The plumber from Leigh,
and his fair maid by the sea -
such lubricity!

john said...

wind blows the dust back
the hideous music, shrill
behind the hard fence