skip to Main Content

Haiku Windows: computer display screen window

 

Haiku Windows

In the book Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem, editors Yamaguchi and Brooks quote David Lanoue:  “A haiku is a window”…

In the following weeks we will look at (or through?) the many possibilities raised by this thought – and you’re invited to join in the fun! Submit an original unpublished poem (or poems) via our Contact Form by Sunday midnight on the theme of the week, including your name as you would like it to appear, and place of residence. I will select from these for the column, and add commentary.

 

next week’s theme:  train/subway window

Runaway or choo-choo, steam, diesel, or electric, passenger or freight, locomotive or caboose, iron horse, commuter, or monorail, high-speed or underground…

I look forward to reading your submissions.

 

Haiku Windows:  computer display screen window

computer screen
the closest I will get
to cherry blossoms

Amy Losak
Teaneck, NJ

Perhaps because I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, known for its cherry blossoms, and there are none here in the Yukon, I can relate to this poem. Many of the submissions this week seem to focus on the things that are out of reach, for whatever reason, but that a computer can bring to us with a click or two…

first sight
of her grandson
video chat

Christina Sng

Another example of what a difference this technology can make in our lives – it is much easier to connect with people, and communicate, than ever before, and this column could be considered another fine example of this as well…

multiple tabs
he opens solitaire
as mom enters

Vandana Parashar

As a mom (of adult children) I can also relate to this poem – a more ominous look at the computer window – where children can hide their activities from their parents, people can act anonymously, and perhaps our computer’s programs are hiding their personal data-collecting activities from us…

Here are the rest of my selections for this week:

screensaver mode
how our worlds unite
in bubbles of rainbow

Adjei Agyei-Baah
Kumasi, Ghana

 

on line
0001
looking for
0010

Andrew Shimield
UK

 

chat window
a rendezvous gone
virtual

Angelo B. Ancheta

 

computer on –
your smile on the screen
doesn’t fade

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

 

loneliness
a spinning hourglass
on the screen

Aparna Pathak

 

the black screen of death
mice gnaw through
a power cord

Ardelle Hollis Ray
Las Vegas, NV

 

the wallpaper
on my computer screen visions
of another world

Beverly Acuff Momoi

 

12 midnight
my eyelashes droop
before the open screen

Carmen Sterba

 

working late –
facetime
with my reflection

Carole MacRury

 

computer love
only emojis pop up
on my screen

Celestine Nudanu

 

intently studying
windows update
bengal cat

Christina Chin
Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo

 

computer screen
searching for holidays
I cannot afford

Christine Eales
UK

 

deep winter…
your face cold to the touch
on the computer screen

Christine L. Villa
California, USA

 

multiple open
computer screen windows
my clutter

Claire Vogel Camargo

 

Christmas Day
the bitcoin ticker
on real time

David Jacobs
London, UK

 

the call of spring
closing all windows
on my computer

Debbi Antebi
London, UK

 

hidden desktop windows
our photo smiling beneath
the spreadsheet

Deborah P Kolodji

 

not a perfect ten
my  windows
crashes again

Elisa Theriana

 

blue screen of death
I’ve just vanished
from the face of the earth

Engin Gulez
Ankara, Turkey

 

computer display
Cassiopeia shines
on the screen

Eufemia Griffo

 

your fingerprints
on my touchscreen
daisies and roses

Eva Limbach
Germany

 

new intern
his computer’s display screen
totally blank

Hifsa Ashraf
Pakistan

 

comma
on my laptop screen…
pixilated ant

Ingrid Baluch
Uganda

 

my online journal
the unpolished version
self reflection

Karen Harvey

 

first word first smile
through the computer
screen window

Kath Abela Wilson
Pasadena, California

 

computer…
I open and I close on the world
my window

computer… apro e chiudo sul mondo / la mia finestra

Lucia Cardillo

 

laptop window
a Japanese Zendo
in my living room

Lucy Whitehead
Essex, UK

 

forgotten passcode
outlines of my blank face
on the blank screen

Madhuri Pillai

 

eclipse trip
memories keep rotating
my computer screen

Marcyn Clements

 

more grey hairs
watching the SWOD*
devour haiku

*MAC computer’s spinning ‘wheel of death’

Marietta McGregor

 

marking papers –
from the facebook window
friends  are calling

Marina Bellini

 

a face
in the screen I notice
the dust

Mark Gilbert

 

computer screen
an ant’s antennae probe
the milky way

martin gottlieb cohen

 

display screen window
once again I fall
down the rabbit hole

Mary Hanrahan
East Lansing, Michigan

 

the screen saver
Mt. Fuji in real time
technology

Michael Henry Lee

 

dimming the light
of my computer screen…
moonrise

Michele L. Harvey

 

computer screen window –
the silence they share
moon and waterfall

Muskaan Ahuja
Chandigarh, India

 

summer morning
a hummingbird’s reflection
on my screen

Nancy Brady
Huron, Ohio, USA

 

touring
without moving
browser window

Olivier Schopfer
Geneva, Switzerland

 

Microsoft
the windows within
the window

Paul Geiger

 

computer screen
reflection of pigeons
on the windowsill

Peggy Bilbro

 

crashing screen
the darkness
of my neighbor’s Windows

Peter Jastermsky

 

BSOD
debugging
the graphic interface

princess k

 

blue screen window
the computer and I
both down

Rachel Sutcliffe

 

crowding around
the office computer screen
eagles nest

Randy Brooks

 

pressing every
combination of keys
blank computer screen

Rehn Kovacic

 

terrible twos –
dad’s ipad window
slams shut

Roberta Beary
County Mayo, Ireland

 

moonless city
computer screen windows
glow on every floor

Ron C. Moss
Tasmania, Australia

 

a face
peeping through my window
online dating site

Ronald K. Craig
Batavia, OH, USA

 

my screensaver
a photo of my children
forever young

Sari Grandstaff
Saugerties, NY, USA

 

privacy policy
peeking through
our Windows

Simon Hanson
Queensland, Australia

 

computer screen window
I count the likes
of my friends

Slobodan Pupovac
Zagreb, Croatia

 

ctrl alt del her name
my window opens

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi

 

computer screen
finding love
harder than I thought

Stephen A. Peters

 

desktop window
i glide from horizon
to horizon

Sudebi Singha
India

 

Mercury retrograde
my laptop Windows
refuse to open

Susan Rogers
Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

moonless night
a moth drawn
to my computer screen

Terri French

 

computer screen
all the selves
I’ve created

Tia Haynes
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA

 

birthday morning –
the first congrats are on the
laptop screen

Tsanka Shishkova

 

snowy night…
the new version of Windows
freezes

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Fairlawn, Ohio   USA

 

a few taps…
the world peeps out of
laptop screen window

Vishnu Kapoor

 

Katherine Munro lives in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and publishes under the name kjmunro. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada and an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets. She recently co-edited an anthology of crime-themed haiku called Body of Evidence: a collection of killer ’ku.

 

This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Sorry to have missed out this week. Can you remind me of the close time? Thanks. And just for fun –

    sick in bed
    the comfort of hot tea
    and light from my tablet
    *
    on or off
    I see myself
    in the tablet screen

    1. Hi Liz Ann,
      The deadline is midnight Sunday Pacific Time, & the theme this week is train/subway window… please submit using the Contact Form above… thanks!

  2. Thanks for including one of mine, Kathy. I particularly like Stephen A. Peters’s, Rachel Sutcliffe’s, Sudebi Singha’s and Terri French’s haiku. Greatly enjoy reading these. On my computer screen :>)

  3. Absolute delight reading all these super haiku.
    *
    forgotten passcode
    outlines of my blank face
    on a blank screen
    *
    Madhuri Pillai
    *
    know that feeling 🙂

  4. blue screen window
    the computer and I
    both down
    * * *
    Rachel Sutcliffe

    * * *

    Despite the theme, I laughed out loud. Brilliant.

  5. So many ways to look at a computer screen. I could especially relate to Mark Gilbert’s dusty version!
    Thank you for including mine, Kathy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top