These little gems of wisdom are a Japanese form of short poetry. Similar to Senryu in construction, they have three lines and contain 17 ‘syllables.’ Senryu are cynical or humorous and tend to be about human nature. Haiku are more serious. Neither form rhyme.
Great Expectations We had some Hard Times reading David Copperfield but what the Dickens!
Cot Death Each year, once a year the hole in her heart implodes leaking salty tears.
L * O * V * E Love is the only four letter word that my gran allows in her house.
The racehorse eleven hundred pounds of graceful thoroughbred deciding my fate.
The thief disguised as a friend who is with us forever old age steals our youth.
The Butterfly breathtaking splendour Picasso-esque brilliance sugar-spun frailty
Sir Billy Connolly (The Big Yin) Parkinson's cruelty only equalled by Connolly's genius.
Two horse race Two horses, None and One had a race. None won. One was second to None.
Dream-catcher we live in a unique dream and will wake up on our glorious death.
A summer breeze gentle as a caress silent as a whisper stirring memories.
Perceptions drowning in a sea of despair or floating on an ocean of hope?
Climate Change global emissions degrees of slow death mother earth weeps her warm tears.
Bliss the fleeting moment holding on to your dreams before life revives you.
Child Abuse power, torn trust, secret place physical trauma mental pain, threats, shame.
Peace intransigent beliefs cause of everything solution to nothing
Regret regret, a luxury both can't afford if we want to move forward.
Generosity generosity towards our children can be mistaken for wealth.
Statistics fifty point two percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
Effort don't want to kill myself but sometimes wonder if life's worth this effort.
Green eyes eyes, green as ripe limes sensual as sin hinting at intimacy.
Cheeky he stroked the smooth cheeks biting gently on the flesh of the nectarine
Adventure? is life a journey to be endured or an adventure to be cherished.
Choices happiness, depression simply states of mind but what a difference.
Pride pride, the thing we feel when our children do something which we can not do.
Recipe tried a new recipe corned beef, onions and spuds made a hash of it.
Time time, unstoppable laughing, mocking, teasing finite, squandered, precious.
Inspiration positive role model disabled soldier awesome resilience.
Life children mirroring with scary accuracy our journey through life.
Steam warm shower, cold bathroom, steam warm wife, cold husband probably divorce.
Chalk and Cheese crackers for my tea with blue stilton chalk it was certainly different.
Whale Amsterdam train driver is saved by whale's tail that's a whale of a tale.
All Blacks all blacks rugby team gesturing screaming Haka intimidating. Haka, a traditional ritual performed by the New Zealand 'All Blacks' rugby team before a match.
Flintstones Flintstones not watched in Dubai although people in Abu Dhabi do.
Foreign Languages Lancashire expression big do's and little do's they do talk rubbish
Birth from the minute we are born we begin to die there's a cheery thought
Music music is the food of love please play for me a chicken Marsala
Books unbelievable horror, sci-fi, fiction you couldn't make it up.
Who? extraordinary people performing their ordinary jobs not politicians then?
Wrong totally opposite the natural order this bird in a cage.
Ashes ashes to ashes dust to dust let me push up not weeds but flowers
The Park couldn't be easier mood lifting therapy a walk in the park
Paris freedom of speech meets religious extremism Paris atrocity
Coronavirus coronavirus mental health menace we're all social animals.
Time from cradle to grave in the blink of an eye tempus fugit time flies.
Fish and Chips fish chips and mushy peas sorted out my life like you would not believe.
The face this wrinkled old face in the shaving mirror reflecting my whole life.
Careful what you wish for winter twenty nineteen I'm sick of the news it's nothing but Brexit.
Boris Boris speaks today he has a cunning plan borrowed from Black Adder.
The Garden an hour in the garden reconnect with nature music for the mind.
Remember cinemas sport crowds social interaction do you remember when?
Deafness invisible problem socially excluded deaf as a fish
The Scammer love was in her heart opportunity was in her fat bank account.
Nothing worse broken nail, nothing worse fire? flood? fear? famine? world war? pandemic?
The waiter "Here waiter," I said "I'll give you a tip. Take your thumb out of my soup."
Churches Sexual abuse Happening again Morally bankrupt churches.
Love You can beat an egg Or beat a person But will not, ever, beat love.
Gears Which gear is going up? So is down up then? Teaching wife to cycle.
Rain Manx, Sphynx, Siamese Pug, Cairn, Labrador It's raining cats and dogs.
Black lives matter Black people equal One small step for man A giant leap for mankind
Earth If men are from Mars And women from Venus Who comes from planet Earth?
Technology WiFi, dongle, blue teeth Grandson says I need Will my dentist fit them?
The conqueror Veni, vidi, vici I came, I saw, I conquered Just showing off.
Coronavirus Invisible killer Cowardly opponent You will not beat us.
Three little lines Three lines of poetry Seventeen syllables Voila a haiku
Magnificent Seven They've had to disband The magnificent seven Covid rules state six.
Haiku Haiku make me laugh They don't rhyme or anything Which is a bit weird.
Seasonal Change stunning mother nature fresh frock every day have you met my wife?