Posts Tagged ‘Music Haiku’

Face Time (Haiku)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Flutist misses cue.
Conductor settles the score.
Time to face music.


Botoxified face,
once intelligent with age,
now frozen wasteland.


(Face prompt from Theme Thursday)

Orchestrating Haiku

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Symphony of black,
my uniform for decades —
stage no longer mine.


Harmonics converge
in a dissonant parade
of the marching bands.


(Thanks for the uniform prompt.)

Aging Musically (Haiku)

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Nursing nostalgia,
the tribute bands play covers —
relive what wasn’t.


The injured cellist,
forced to bow out of concerts,
retires her bow.


The big bands play swing —
old couples dance joyously,
then reclaim their canes.


Three childhood friendships —
treasured, instrumental —
piano, oboe, flute.


(The first haiku was inspired by Writer’s Island’s tribute theme. The fourth haiku was inspired by Monday Memories’ friendship theme.)

Musical Haiku Quintet

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

String quartet concert
missing one violinist—
time to improvise.


Cruising musician
garners Carnegie Hall gig—
fantasy at sea.


Distracted jazzer
misplaces his melodies—
loses audience.


Clueless conductor
hurls baton at oboist—
finally a cue.


Billy Joel said:
We Didn’t Start The Fire.
Maybe we need to.


(My first and third haiku were inspired by The Writer’s Island improvise prompt. My second haiku was inspired by Haiku Wednesday’s fantasy prompt. My late addition 5th haiku was inspired by Sunday Scribblings’ fire prompt.)

American Idol Review

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I feel (and share) EW’s Michael Slezak’s rage over the American Idol judges’ performance last night.

So what are we both so angry about? I sum it up in my American Idol Review haiku:

An “A for for effort”
To Gokey from the judges?
An F for standards.

Update: Now I’m really angry! Just as I feared, American Idol booted Allison Iraheta instead of Danny Gokey. Talk about unfair! The only good part is we were spared an encore rendition of Danny’s infamous final note.