A.C. Missias' Poetry Pages


Haiku

  1. I've broken the "serious" haiku down into chains of ten or so, for easier sampling (no particular theme to each grouping; mostly chronologic by writing). However, these have not been screened for my current assessment of them, and are largely a personal writing history, so let the reader beware--the chains get much better as you go along, and I'm only really willing to vouch for the steady quality of the last few chains....
    Last addition in August, 2000.
    chain #1 chain #2 chain #3 chain #4 chain #5
    chain #6 chain #7 chain #8 chain #9 chain #10
    chain #11 chain #12 chain #13 chain #14 chain #15
    chain #16 chain #17 chain #18 chain #19 chain #20
    chain #21 chain #22 chain #23 chain #24 chain #25
    chain #26 chain #27 chain #28 chain #29 chain #30
    chain #31 chain #32 chain #33

  2. I also have some less serious haiku from previous eras in my haiku understanding. I would not endorse these as examples of the form (they are mostly various statements and observations in 17 syllables), but they may be entertaining in their own right.
    • a few clay-ku in honor of a friend's entry into pottery
    • a heap of seashell-related haiku inspired by a contest
    • a scattering of catku from various times
    • and some even less serious sexku
  3. Here are also my few experiments with tanka, a longer form related to haiku
  4. And finally, the haiku journal of my visit to Japan (summer, 1996) has been incorporated into the Shiki Internet Haiku Salon site, complete with links to related photos. Many thanks to Hiromi Inoue for his efforts in making those lovely pages!

Sonnets

Okay, so I like the challenge of constrained forms (but these are pretty old).
  1. Saggitarious Trials
  2. Sonnet to a Portuguese
  3. The Caring Remains
  4. and this one's a decima: In Springtime...

Other ACM poems

  1. I Want a Blue Man
  2. Slow Fall
  3. modern geometry
  4. In my dreams, I am Japan
  5. lost and found
  6. This fruitless pen
  7. compression
  8. ambivalence
  9. Your Black Lace
  10. Keening
  11. Duskfall
  12. a tribute to el nino
  13. just the trees
  14. caught up in your hair
  15. a love poem
  16. why write poetry?
  17. from where I stand
  18. Under Cover of Darkness
  19. Black Friday
  20. things seen and unseen
  21. No reply
  22. on the verge
  23. Piano
  24. Echoes of September
  25. In a Different Light
  26. More than I Wanted to See
  27. wordless
  28. cut off
  29. finding a voice
  30. reeling
  31. Where'd you get that walk?
  32. Not a suicide poem
  33. head games
  34. Barn Dust
  35. critique
  36. Defying Definition
  37. Why sometimes I seem so scaley
  38. how old times come back to visit
  39. A letter to George
  40. in the "stolen lines" section, we have:
  41. an experiment in found poetry
  42. more found poetry, on the life of an artist
  43. yet another piece of found poetry, lame insults
  44. a collaboration with ET: Night Clothes

Selections from internet poets

with the disclaimer that these are not necessarily the best, nor perhaps even representative of their authors' styles, but merely highly worthy of reading.
  1. The Burning (Huff)
  2. Seduction (Huff)
  3. Backhoe blues (mcn)
  4. fuck you, my sister said (mcn)
  5. Conjugality, or the generic sonnet (mcn)
  6. Roll (mcn)
  7. on the process of editing (mcn)
  8. As the moon sets, a villanelle (mcn)
  9. fire season (S.Brogan)
  10. fuel shortage/snapped strings (Marie+Marek)
  11. .....mrs.robinson..... (mere)
  12. .....i feel a gentle bitterness..... (mere)
  13. .....i could be a las vegas showgirl..... (mere)
  14. CNN (mere)
  15. .....your last breath was warm..... (mere)
  16. the poet's house (Virgo)
  17. The Mating Season for Ladders (Jenniffer Lesh)
  18. worms (Eric Thomas)
  19. Yous (Eric Thomas)
  20. Forget Me (Scott Murphy)
  21. Paper Wings (Tara Weber)
  22. the morning had not come (jason murray)
  23. the skip in the sound track (LeeAnn Heringer)
  24. Far Enough (kim hodges)
  25. Cold Season (kim hodges)
  26. Before the Frost (Lorri Smith)
  27. Ask Dr. Science (Caron Andregg)
  28. What is it about us (Caron Andregg)
  29. Coffee (fsc)
  30. Lines Written After a Conversation With My Mother (Jerry Dreesen)
  31. animal man (ray)
  32. Polish jazz (Wlod)
  33. another (Wlod)
  34. don't you hear? (Wlod)
  35. about rain (Deb)
  36. Saving my ration of luck (Deb)
  37. what goes around... (Janet Bernichon)
  38. Otters (jenne)
  39. Involution (jgardner)
  40. the miracle of life and other arguments against dualism (Michelle Vessel)
  41. Lime (Mike Dayoub)
  42. Getting used to it (Mike Dayoub)
  43. The Fall (Jennifer Ley)
  44. NYC haiku (Paul Mena)

Snips from more famous poets

  1. If Snakes Were Blue (Robert Penn Warren)
  2. Indeed this very love (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
  3. Go from me (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
  4. Birthday Poem for My Grandmother (Sharon Olds)
  5. Primitive (Sharon Olds)
  6. Mending Wall (Robert Frost)
  7. A Kiss (Deborah Garrison)

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