Haiku – Milk & Smooth

#1
Often overlooked,
The milk of human kindness
Smoothes out life’s furrows

#2
Milk of the poppy,
Smooth, soft, anaesthetising,
My velvet cocoon

#3
White Russians:
Like a hand grenade
Wrapped in silk

#4
Cream rises always
To the top of the carton
Ascent isn’t smooth

#5
Flawless, milky skin
Round eyes, soft lips, tender heart…
And legs she killed for

 

Written for:Β https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-84-milksmooth/

 

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

56 thoughts on “Haiku – Milk & Smooth”

  1. Hand grenades… ah yes, I have experienced their implosion on many an occasion. Fabulous haiku here my friend.

  2. Hand grenades… ah yes, I have experienced their implosion on many an occasion. Fabulous haiku here my friend.

  3. I also found the metaphor for the White Russian bang on. Brings back carefree memories of bar-hopping days in another life. Ha ha! The poppy haiku really intrigued me. I feel like it has a double meaning. Wonderful, Al.

  4. I also found the metaphor for the White Russian bang on. Brings back carefree memories of bar-hopping days in another life. Ha ha! The poppy haiku really intrigued me. I feel like it has a double meaning. Wonderful, Al.

  5. That’s quite a mix of moods and emotions in there! Yes, please, I’ll take a white Russian. I’m in need of a good drink this week. It’s been one of *those* kinds of weeks and it’s only bleeping Tuesday!

  6. That’s quite a mix of moods and emotions in there! Yes, please, I’ll take a white Russian. I’m in need of a good drink this week. It’s been one of *those* kinds of weeks and it’s only bleeping Tuesday!

  7. An amazing collection once again Al. You really are letting your imagination rip on the challenges Ron sets. The first one is such a moral for living and the last one really intrigues me. A couple in between hint of dangerous living.

  8. An amazing collection once again Al. You really are letting your imagination rip on the challenges Ron sets. The first one is such a moral for living and the last one really intrigues me. A couple in between hint of dangerous living.

  9. Wow! Each one better than the next. I loved the first one and the second made me think of ‘Game of Thrones’ (milk of the poppy). I think that’s where I first heard that. And what you wrote about white russians––so funny and true. πŸ˜‰ Great haiku!

    1. Thanks Vashti! Am sure I heard that in GOT too… expect future haiku to inadvertently include phrases like “the North remembers”, “watchers on the wall”, and “winter is coming” πŸ™‚

  10. Wow! Each one better than the next. I loved the first one and the second made me think of ‘Game of Thrones’ (milk of the poppy). I think that’s where I first heard that. And what you wrote about white russians––so funny and true. πŸ˜‰ Great haiku!

    1. Thanks Vashti! Am sure I heard that in GOT too… expect future haiku to inadvertently include phrases like “the North remembers”, “watchers on the wall”, and “winter is coming” πŸ™‚

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