Lovelorn Poet in Seattle, WA: Valentine Haiku For Hopefuls

Love

Love

Be my Valentine
was much easier to say
when we were in school.

Now that we are grown there is a lot more pressure to find, or not to feel missed by a special-hearted person in our lives. If we could make every day a day for expressing Love and sending sweets and cards, we won’t really need Valentines anymore.

Missed Connections are filled with good, bad, and every-day-is-Valentine’s-Day-haiku. Did you write one? Did you find one? Before you wish upon a star that turns into a plane, email the link to Lovelorn Poets.  We’ll preserve those lovingly (or desirously) counted syllables for all eternity.

Lovelorn Poet in Seattle, WA: Tamales Haiku For Hopefuls

neighbor

neighbor

My neighbor’s birthday!
I hope they invite me to
have some Tamales!

“¡Anda! Mario ¿Como has ido?”
“Muy bien, amigo. ¿No te gusta la comida Mexicana, amigo?
“¿Pues, si Primo, por supuesto que me gusta mucho.”
“Entonces te invito comer con nosotros. Hoy es el di­a en que cumplo 47.”
“¡feliz cumpleanos, Mario! Vamos. ¡Vamos a comer!”

I love my neighbors. And Tamales.

Missed Connections are filled with good, bad, and hopeful-tamale-haiku. Did you write one? Did you find one? Before you chow down con much gusto, email the link to Lovelorn Poets.  We’ll preserve those delicious birthday dinner syllables, from any country of origin, for all eternity.

Lovelorn Poet in Seattle, WA: TV Haiku For Hopefuls

watch

watch

“We’re doomed,” she told me.
“How can we watch all my shows,
without a TV?”

That is a good point. I don’t have any shows. (I don’t even have a TV.) 

And actually, I’m not anti-series, I don’t have any time left for just sitting, (except at work). 
How could I even watch a whole season of anything?

Theoretically, without a large moving screen in the room, we would have to talk, or read, listen to music and dance (or maybe sing along) and play with my dog; he’s ready! We can walk, garden, bike, stretch, sun bathe (in the daytime).

And if the kids are not around, there are even more things to do.

Anything that is not just sitting and spending all the evenings just watching shows. 

Will you still accept me if I fall asleep while trying to kiss you all night long?

Missed Connections are filled with good, bad, and TV-watching-haiku. Did you write one? Did you find one? Before you turn on, tune in, and drop out, email the link to Lovelorn Poets.  The revolution will not be televised, so we’ll preserve those syllables for all eternity.

Lovelorn Poet in Seattle, WA: Tuesday Haiku For Hopefuls

good

good

Tuesday nights can be
good or bad, depending on
your plans for Friday.

When I have “plans” for the weekend, the whole week is filled with electric anticipation. zzz-zzzz!
But, when I have nothing, and no one, then each next day is just another sleepy day. zzzz-zzz.

Missed Connections are filled with good, bad, and situation-dependent-haiku. Did you write one? Did you find one? Did you make plans for one? Before you swap exclamation points for full stops (or vice versa), email the link to Lovelorn Poets.  We’ll preserve those seven-days-of-the-week-syllables for all eternity.

Lovelorn Poet in Seattle, WA: Human Haiku For Hopefuls

smile

smile

Another commute.
Another human slideshow.
First smiles of the day.

I am certain that not everyone had all of their wishes fulfilled this weekend. Those are the facts, Hopefuls.

But the sun is shining, and I for one, am ready to start the week off on a good note.

Part of the beauty of having hopefulness is that I always (mildly) expect a pleasant surprise waiting for me just around each corner.

 

Missed Connections are filled with good, bad, and hopefully-happy-haiku. Did you write one? Did you find one? Did you wish for one? Before you go around the corner into a new adventure, email the link to Lovelorn Poets.  We’ll preserve those sun-shining-syllables for all eternity.