Haiku, Senryu, Tanka Poems
and Run-ons

Haiku, Senryu, Tanka Poems

Poems, Short Stories, Essays by Jerry Reynolds

random thoughts inspired on walks
experiencing life through five senses



maple turns
little dog stops sniffs pees
on impatiens

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frostbitten
cherry trees once full
of blossoms

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autumn breeze
flowers start singing
summers siren song

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small dog walking
sturdy silver haired lady
braces for cold breeze

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harvest moon
rooster on the gate
quiet night

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autumn looms
cold rain gusty wind
dampens spirit

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nor’easter
cold air from regions north
announce autumn

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window north
spring and summer
arrive and go forth

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greatest treason
is not against governments
people

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wind gust
shirt flies open
at mailbox

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small fruit fly
looking for the pear
just ate

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vivid dream
conflict no resolution
rainy day nap

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cannot decide
to be fat with no wrinkles
or skinny with them

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blue sky
oh to be a small fluffy
white cloud

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fall moving
winters gusting breath
will soon begin

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treason
committed against people
devil dance

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storm off shore
deciding to come or go
hunker down

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warming sun
woodpecker tapping
roof shingle

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brown sparrow
breakfasting on scraps
lodged in deck

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snowbird
drinking from
terrace dish

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willows turn
yellow to green
one spring day

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colorful
songbird in willow
spring mating

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napkins
taken from old car
picnic’s past

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blackberry creepers
with fragrant pallid blossoms
social distance

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squirrel
foraging in tree
breakfast

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chilling rain
dark and gloomy day
fell asleep

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phone rings
nap interrupted
dream lost

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man watches dog
terrace flowers wind dance
basement door closes

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spring perfume
locust trees in bloom
calming walk

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walk in the park
hand in hand town clock tolls
moment well played
on the harp of an angel
glorious performance

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turkeys
chasing man in van
blithe fall day

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four thirty a.m.
the gentle touch of her hand
we napped until eight

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sun setting
gentle breeze blowing in tree
impatiens snag rays

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pretty girl walking
young man throwing away trash
he never noticed

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optimistic day
brightly shines a joyful sun
do something fun day

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blackbirds frolicking
selecting suitable mates
their nests soon to make

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tranquil dawn
gull banks against wind
quickly gone

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shadows longer
breezes wafting cooler
evening birds bathe

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dresser drawer pull
wobbly becoming unscrewed
find the screwdriver

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frost covering all
morning reminder
winter yet to come

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the position that
conservatism is set to
defend is the state
of things both good and awful
liberal best possible

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the world struggles to
awaken from enthralment
time dances to night

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geese flying
along the tree tops
frost nibbles

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dark and gray
muted colors snow lingers
throw seeds to bird’s

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unlucky sperm knock
on equally hapless eggs
asking to be borne

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on the doves release
sympathetically we
dream of lasting peace

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shallows of
the mind birds chirp fish fracture
the surface for food

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clouds race in the sky
talking to the vale below
we are white with thirst

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woke this morning
hip hurting
snowstorm coming

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in the yard weed
crusade rages a war
never to win

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fresh morning coffee
dripping into carafe
from terrace dish
a chickadee gently drinks
new day awakening

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cold january
meteor stripes night sky
bell rings afar

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boiling in a pot
jumbo shrimp for mom and pop
dipped in butter yum

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wild turkeys in yard
eight days after thanksgiving
can’t fault their timing

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terrace flowers
drooping from autumn rain
dismal gray day

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close friend his knife
working calmly on a feast
mr. chopper and he

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what's for dinner
sausage and peppers with a
side of bright string beans

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Haiku composed
with nature not listening
is it Haiku

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barbara’s garden
captive in snow awaiting
the pardon of spring

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new color
in a russet yard
crocus blooms

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like a bird she sang
stunningly in her school play
proud witness were we

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made golden by sun
clouds drifting past window
speak softly of springtime

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brisk spring day
garage door installer
takes screws from pocket

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earthworms leave
small mounds of black dirt
spring aeration

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cardinal inserts red
to gray-brown
monotone terrace

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uncle skitter roams
round the ghettos of my mind
sweet gentle hobo

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in the crystallized
hollows of the mind
a vision of you

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walk along
a snow covered path north
please sweet louie shit

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stress is a mad dog
randomly biting in all
directions at once

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bad news today
whats-app out of date
how to go on

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daughter joy for life
imprinting with warm stare
that’s father there

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small buds on the trees
forecasting the strength of spring
outside calling

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soon snowing
men attach blade to pickup
truck becomes snowplow

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clubhouse door fastened
pandemic distress showing
charon awaiting

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spring
flower caddy
empty

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sparrows
vibrantly bathing
terrace dish

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small dog barking
at small dog barking
ladies turn away

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stay with me
until my last breath
covid 19

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forsythia
nature’s declaration
spring is here

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are dreams disposed of
raging on the winds of time
dead bird feathers

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morning frost gone by
noon winter possesses dawn
spring emerging

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what shape is the wind
unseen companion on walks
brief glimpse in grasses

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after fifty years
asses should, certainly not
be below their knees

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making the bed
one thing completed
fruitfully today

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an acorn necklace
contouring her native breasts
drifters gaze caught

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cold acerbic wind
man bundled in warm layers
shivering small dog

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winters day
on the border of
freezing rain

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spring child
gift of love
for life

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the season of lent
make a promise to yourself
keep it forty days

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grocery shopping
forgot the coupons
shoppers faux pas

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february
valentine day shopping
candy for lovers

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dog wets shrub
disapproving dog
barks anger

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suddenly
breath-to-breath we meet
covid19

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the contour of gone
is less elusive than the
shape of never was

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though greatly we try
the hungry cannot be fed
not for lack of will
or lack of ability
we can’t satisfy the rich

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face in tree
moment of wonder
just timber

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small bird looking
for seeds on balcony
will fly should I rise

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rider approaches
while alert to recognize
the unexpected

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hellos and goodbyes
we seem much better at those
than the space between

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rooster on the gate
illuminates a calm night
harvest moon

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truth imposed
is not equivalent to
truth arrived at

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hot day the cold beer
crackled, slurped and swooshes to
life in a cold glass

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in the corridors
of a heart vainly seek
fragments of hope

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keep eyes on the line
draw economically
eye hand together

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doctors waiting room
watched like ripening fruit by
the angel of death



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