Posts Tagged ‘ears’

Still Claims Purr-fection

Marble eyes,
Long on the whiskers,
Short on ears.




The Search Is Over

World’s coming:
That better mousetrap?
We’ve found it!


Purr-fection – photo by Mem Samson at

Search – photo by Kriss Szkurlatowski at



* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.


See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/



© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.




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(Photo credit: SheenaPhotography)

            Cold Hurts

I fin’lly found the reason why
It is not heat or wet or dry,
Or windy weather that I hate –
It’s cold that I’d eliminate.

It bothers me like needle pricks,
Like being beaten by some sticks;
It shivers me like spirits, spooks,
In icy rivers, frozen nukes.

Old Winter meets me face to face
With his cold breath, without a grace.
He grabs my ears with frigid hand,
And holds them till I cannot stand.

He numbs my nose; he frosts my feet;
He makes my toes mere slabs of meat;
He fills my hands with aches and pains,
And when he’s bad, befuddles brains.

Cold is a blight to man and beast,
To those who starve, to those who feast.
It is not bias that averts –
The reason why is that cold hurts.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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