Famous Haikus Updated

An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond—
Thud! Dried up last year.

After killing a spider,
how noble I feel
in the TV glow!

I write, erase, rewrite
Erase again, and then
Twitter deletes me

Useless, useless,
the heavy rain
On Arkansas coast

In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems so Norwegian

Plum flower temple:
Voices rise
From fallout shelters

Everything I touch
with tenderness, alas,
Has comments beneath

The wren
Earns his living
Unlike bad Russians

Over-ripe sushi
The Master has lost track of
His teleprompter

Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And Lockheed-Martin

In the cicada’s cry
No sign can foretell
The next mass shooting

Blowing from the west
Fallen leaves gather
Atop the missiles

Nuclear winter –
Listening, that evening,
To the rain in the mountain

I kill an ant
And realize it was a child
Scared beneath my drone

From time to time
The clouds give rest
Make the best of it we can.

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