To: LWSB (Leisure World Seal Beach) Creative Writers’ Club,
Poetry Workshop c/o CSULB Profs: Poet Humor (2nd Place)
HAIKU RODEO, YAHOO [alias Rodeo Haiku, Yeehaw!]
RODEO HAIKU? EMCEES tell bull riding tales. Balance, ups and downs.
“Bucking bulls” do buck. Imagine (delicately). You’re in the bull pen.
Haiku rodeo? Hear delicacy of lines, with Imagism.
ANNOUNCER SAYS: Howdy? Song’s ‘Mud, Blood and Beer’.
It’s bulls, cowboys, too.
What a rodeo! This is a “kick in the pants”. So smooth, when you’re good.
He had a ‘love tap’. It’s a wake up call. Now, it’s -- a semi-final.
This bull’s going straight. Cowboys, “flying U” (up high). Jason’s not ready.
Name’s Firewater. And another down early. A “torque’s” eight seconds.
Cody Hancock scored. You gotta make the whistle. He stayed right on him.
HAIKU, RODEO: WRANGLER, grab life by the horns. Reride on Werewolf?
Watch J.W. Harris: Happy! (showed us some courage). Got a bull record!
Watch the ‘Xtreme’ bulls. “Hep me”. Go Round, Number One. “ Gotta” Be Top Five.
When it’s a working...Got good body position. It feels mighty good.
J.C. Bean’s fam’ly ‘ Got generation of pride. Bull riding, solid.
There at Pamplona. We got running of the bulls. But we have survived.
Roll’em, 5-7-5? Count to seven, on a roll. “Ride’em strong, cowboy?”
Haiku, delicate? Rate‘em: Bullrider’s balance. “Welcome back, good bulls.”
Dodge. Keep the motion: 60,000, total purse. Do mind your free hand.
***[Line totals? 18, 20, or 27]
* NOTE Rodeo Talk. Wild West? (Be one’s best.) Haiku Rodeo, Yahoo.
Sport that raging bull? Tame that beast in the bull ring? Ladies phone numbers?
[Rodeo, TV, 7/22/06, California]
Japanese Haiku? Three essentials: when, where, what. Note delicacy:
Rhythm, 5-7-5. The seasonal element. Harmony, oneness;
Feeling, “en-lighten-ed”? Attitude, experience, moment. Sudden growth
[Kenneth Yasuda, CE Tuttle, Company, 1998-57]
*[Poetess, as part Cherokee (?), is married to a Texas cowboy. . .
This is penned with awe, for Eastern Haiku and for Western Rodeos.]