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basho-ki 2002



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2002




Cliff Roberts could quote
Every Haiku he wrote
With frog in his throat

Ruth H. Savage
2002





Steam rises
on winter river
frogs protest

Helen Jones
5/19/02




butter frying pan
leg bouncing on hot surface
evening meal gourmet

* * *
silent green frog
lily pad patient
mosquito removed
Jeanette Strother
05/19/02




stuffed frogs
hibernating in boxes ~
just moved

Cliff T. Roberts
11/09/01




warm mud
bubbles surface
frog awakens

11/09/02


ice upon palm leaves
cold waterfall sprays tree frog
has hell frozen


from tadpole to frying pan
life cycle for delicacy
pass the hot sauce


Once upon a fairy tale
a frog became a prince
More believable in reverse

11/14/02
Brenda Roberts




Kisses in the rain
Lying still upon my love
My prince moans Ribbit

* * *

Flash-lighted boys armed
Slip with age - amphibious
Jump little frog, Jump!


Tobias H. Reese
11/09/02




little frog jumps from my grasp pee in my hand



Stanford M. Forrester
11/12/02




Frog hibernating
Beneath thick ice of river
Silent until spring.


Susie LaForge
11/12/02




swimming pool cover
turquoise, full of leaves: tadpoles
flee from your shadow

Michael Helsem
11/12/02




basho-ki
day of frogs
green eyes shine

Lori Carly
11/12/02




frog sits on my steps
eye wonder why she moves not
her poem is concrete

after rain-a toad
hops up to our door,and waits
will we welcome her?

for a frog to move
she must have a good reason
usually,us.

much magick is frog
she leaps and she sings and croaks
anytime she wants!

forget leaping in!
this frog stays outside the pond-
laughing at Basho!

green is my tree frog
she is small ,quite beautiful-
like bonsai haiku!

she sits in her pond
defining all around her
just by being there.

some eat their frogs' legs
think of all the legless frogs
lamed-thanks to Basho!

world in a frog's eye round and deep as water is
dare you leap on in?

frogs eat our insects
natural eco-balance
and we eat frogs legs.

if we could speak frog-
would it be in Japanese?
haiku(subtitled?)

water goes with frog
like Basho goes with haiku
but frogs live longer!


Thom the World Poet
11/12/02




Meditation Moment,
Frolicking Frogs,
Contemplate Choices.

Bill Rick
11/13/02




Assumption Wrong

On a lilly pad
Frog sun-lulled for a moment
dangerous for flies

feign
11/13/02




Sayonara little frog
May your days have been sweet
Someone is now eating you.

Chas mojo
11/13/02




green, gross & bumpy
warts are what is left behind
from our friend ~ froggy

MERRYNELLO
11/13/02




frogs are funny things
quite a wonder of design
eyes mouth atop legs

lady kisses frog
creating a handsome prince
"rivit!" he intones

childhood shades of green
seas of tiny frogs cover
blades of wet bright grass

Lite Lit
11/13/02




emerald shimmer
fey unseen silent watcher
spotted green leap

concentric rings, gradual ebb
calm surface, absent insect

Dennis J. Smith
11/13/02




ebony orbs blink
accentuate a squat form
sitting near the pond

melodious croaking
filling the night with song

Renetta A Hunter Land
11/14/02




too cold for frog poems
and toads too, water and chill
equals...a..a.. choo

Debra Porter
11/14/02




frogpond
tadpoles and their shadows
over the pebbles


origami frog
folded just right
it hops


the biggest splash
of them all
basho's

karma tenzing wangchuk
aka dennis h. dutton

originally published in his book 90 frogs
11/14/02






an'ya
11/14/02




moving day
rough green armor stretches
ready to hop across pond
lily pad awaits


fly beware
lunch buzzes over
tongue stretches for capture
full belly reward


prince charming
after our first kiss
i waited for warts to fade
he is still a frog


PoeticPrism
11/14/02




a tadpole leaps

with a growing heart
amphibian soul unbound
makes leap to own pad


Croaking Serenade

Croaking serenade
a frog sings to his beloved
they dance across the pond


Haiku

Relaxing in pond
Ripples quietly sway swamp grass
wide eyes watch for insects

Joel L. Young
11/14/02




the wet sound
into an unseen pond
from a jumping frog

Emile Molhuysen

The Netherlands
11/15/02




Frog on lily pad
dives deep into warm water;
No more ripples felt.


One of nature's leaps
distances itself from man;
A tiny tadpole.


Frog is dissected;
Man's way to learn about life,
through the path of death.


Tiny hands reach out.
Children love to touch nature,
The frog gets away.

Norma
11/15/02




twilight
a frog jumps
on my shadow

roberta beary
bethesda, maryland
11/15/02
(previously published in haiku international #27)



frog, you look like
Buddha, waiting for fly
in the shadows


another bedridden
summer day---
i envy the toad


frog, is that you
sitting buddha-like
before the fly?

robert d. wilson
11/15/02



Taste buds on frog tongue -
Can they differentiate?
Fly, cricket, spider.


Toad escaped tank.
Found petrified, dust-covered
Like Pompeii victim.


Bullfrog -
Bigger than
Bonsai.


Coke Brown Jr.
11/15/02



army of legless
frogs crawl through their vietnam,
to feed rich people!


Paul Pascall
11/15/02



Love is like a frog
who leaps to dark conclusions
and dies all alone


Michael Guinn
11/15/02



Her beauty slept .... so
deep her drugged barbituate
sleep that none knew what


might have caused her death
like trance ...the little men watched
awaiting a prince


who was lost as well....
trapped within a frog, waiting
for the princess' kiss.


What strange twist of fate
built this prison..key turned by
jealousy's apple?


Leslie Whiting
11/18/02



buzz buzz the circle
red lightning flicks from life's mouth
sat frog eats in pond


Thomas Fortenberry
11/18/02



The World's last frog
clings to a dying reed.

The theory of hopping
is foremost in its mind.


Jayne Fenton Keane
11/19/02



Cold rain- From the pond in my head the sound of Basho's frog.


Meg Warren
11/19/02



In the lull night...
frog croaks
a congregation of sound


Onakanmi Gbenga
11/20/02



Frogs: A Requiem

Here only the skin
of their shadows reflects light --
Emptied canticles


Carol Davis Koss
11/20/02



Sudden hosed splashes
douse ornamental gravel
annoyed frog scrambles


Kaye Abikhaled
11/22/02



from a leaf-filled pond
the sound of hibernation


Gary Blankenship
11/22/02



millennia
of ribbets croaking
in man made rain


lone sound from lily pond
no ears to hear
final extinction


glass ceiling
nowhere to leap
pet frog


frog in classroom
dissected
teacher cold blooded


webbed feet leap
tongue glides though air
insect buffet


female frog sleeps in tree
bullfrog chirps below
moonlight serenade


tadpoles swim in water
metamorphosis
frogs sauté in garlic and butter


Audrey Ellen Radcliffe
11/22/02



the web between stumps --
a tree frog answers
the pond frog


Micheal Dylan Welch



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