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old pond
frog jumps into
sound of water

*except for some photos where noted Matsuo Bashô haiku (~Jane Reichhold translation)

Table of Links to Poetry, Haiku and Poesy (click a header to sort or resort the table):

Link Category Piece Title Piece Subject or Inspiration Piece Image

Poem-01

Poetry

Namaste Means Hello

Yoga Namaste in Sanskrit

Poem-02

Poetry

Tao, Dao or I Ching?

Making cheese Tao in Kanji

Poem-03

Poetry

Does It Matter?

Hydrogen Hydrogen atom diagram

Poem-04

Poetry

Reservation for a Byte

Byte endianess (computer file terminology) and Gulliver's Travels
Little-endian and big-endian schema

Poem-05

Poetry

Schooner or Later

Nautical terminology Doodle of a schooner

Poem-06

Poetry

Don’t Have a Cow

Be true to yourself Doodle of a cow

Poem-07

Poetry

Euler's Naturally Number One

Greatest scientists and their formulas
Euler's identity as 4D base for other great formulas

Poem-08

Poetry

Proto-Indo-European (When we all spoke PIE)

Proto-Indo-European language
Doodle of a pie

Poem-09

Poetry

Hobbitat

Hobbit history Doodle of an Hobbit

Poem-10

Poetry

When It Was Black and White (and Rarely Off-color)

The age of black and white television Internet photo of an Admiral TV (like the one we had in the 60's)

Poem-11

Poetry

The Giants Get Even

San Francisco Giants World Series wins of 2010, 2012 & 2014 Photoshopped comic Bumgarner, Posey, Sandoval & Pagan trading cards

Poem-12

Poetry

Just One

Unity One plus one equals one in equation form

Poem-13

Poetry

Montserrat, That's Where It's At

The Caribbean island of Montserrat Doodle of a volcanic island and a frog (which needs replacement or upgrade)

Poem-14

Poetry

Piping Engineers Work Best with Low Stress

Piping engineering Doodle of a fictitious doughnut fitting

Poem-15

Poetry

Elizabeth Prune

Like Evanovich's Stephanie Plum but an insurance agent
Doodle of a lizard driving a flat bed tow truck that's carrying a prune

Poem-16

Poetry

It's All Greek To Me...or...Σ π = Sum Pi...or...Rho, Rho, Rho Your Boat

Greek letter symbolism
Doodle of a row boat made from the Greek letter rho

Poem-17

Poetry

I've Only Had One In Dog Beers

Terminology with "dog" base Doodle of a dog that's downed 6 of 7 beers

Poem-18

Poetry

Piece Quilt

Quilting terminology Picture of a Judi Pivetti quilt

Poem-19

Poetry

A Dog Nose

A dog's sense of smell Doodle of a dog face with parts list

Poem-20

Poetry

Military Intelligence

Military Intelligence Photoshopped internet image of French army wagon covered with Bayeuax Tapestry

Poem-21

Poetry

Echocardiography

Long-term relationship Modified internet image of an EEG in the shape of a heart

Poem-22

Poetry

Slower Now

Slow ease of retirement Internet image of an adagio clef note

Poem-23

Poetry

The Name of the Wind is...Maria

Spoof on Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind Photoshopped image of a "Rothfuss gear" framing a Paint Your Wagon playbill

Poem-24

Poetry

QBism

Physics lingo applied to football
Football play diagram overlaid onto a cloud chamber internet image

Poem-25

Poetry

Herb's Garden

Herb and spice homophonic fun Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes examining an herb garden

Poem-26

Poetry

Bottoms Up to Chakra Yoga

Homage to and summary of yogic chakra philosophy Doodle of a seated yogi depicting chakra locations

Poem-27

Poetry

The Game Is Afoot

English treatment of feet (not chiropody) Internet image of the Monopoly shoe and mirror image over a foot long ruler

Poem-28

Poetry

Don't Chalk Up the Foul Line to Yogi

Yogi Berra sayings (Yogi-isms) and faux Yogi-isms
Photoshopped internet image of Yogi Berra chalking a foul line

Poesy-01

Poesy

My Cat is a Brat

A young Russian Blue cat named Kobe Doodle of a cat with disdain

Poesy-02

Poesy

Snail Male

Garden snail
Doodle of a snail

Poesy-03

Poesy

My cat is a brat too

A mature Russian Blue cat named Kobe Doodle of a cat with tucked paws

Prose-01

Prose

Dr. Jones I Presume

Quip involving Einstein's and Dalton's preserved eyeballs Doodle of Einstein

Prose-02

Prose

Heavens to Betsy

Animal intelligence Internet image of a very smart border collie named Betsy

Prose-03

Prose

Proper Spacemanship

Quip involving British extrasolar planetary landing & alien evolution
Collage of Don Goldman (Astrodon) galaxy & night geyser photos & an internet geothermal mudpot photo

Prose-04

Prose

Super's Being Bigger Than Life

Quip involving Mighty Mouse Photo of Atomic Mouse street art in Montreal, Canada

Prose-05

Prose

hurricanes hardly h'ever happen

Hurricane victim's statement Photoshopped composite of a flood responder and a drive-thru hurricane sign

Prose-06

Prose

Captain James T Kobe

Intergalactic cat Photoshopped composite of an astronaut helmet and a cat named Kobe

Prose-07

Prose

One Liners Draw Power

Quips involving tech jargon
Photoshopped composite of a plotter and a Single Line drawing

Prose-08

Prose

Pack 12 for School

Quips involving the Pac-12 Photoshopped composite of Berkeley's Sather Gate and a student with a 12 pack

Prose-09

Prose

Bear walking backwards

History of California Grizzly Bears Doodle of a grizzly bear walking backwards

Prose-10

Prose

Cat Litter

 Like David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter but a cat lover
Doodles of a barrister wearing a cat/wig & a litter of kittens

Prose-11

Prose

Tongue Ties (AKA Linguistic Serendipity)

Two languages with different words that sound similar
Photo of a pair of shoes with tongues tied together

Prose-12

Prose

I'm Not Aegean Because of VOO

Quips involving Mediterranean words Doodle of a comic Mediterranean Sea

Prose-13

Prose

Sergeant Joe

Sci-fi ultra-short story None

Haiku-01

Haiku

Carr Park

Old pelican
Photo of pelicans at Carr Park, Huntington Beach, CA

Haiku-02

Haiku

Udder Harmony

Harmony, CA
Photo of Harmony Valley Creamery truck

Haiku-03

Haiku

Draggin' Fly

Old dragon fly
Photo of dragon fly on kumquat tree

Haiku-04

Haiku

Big Game (Farm Austrians)

The big game (Cal vs. Stanford)
Photo of Stanford booster banner circa 1900

Haiku-05

Haiku

Combie Lake Thanksgiving

Combie Lake
Photo of Combie Lake, CA

Haiku-06

Haiku

Slot Canyon

Slot canyon photograph hanging in my house
Photo of slot canyon by Chuck Pivetti

Haiku-07

Haiku

Cal Bears Down

Tightwad hill overlooking UC Berkeley's (Cal's) Memorial Stadium
Photo of Memorial Stadium by Ansel Adams

Haiku-08

Haiku

King James Version

A b-ball friend's mom's spirit is in a butterfly fluttering around him on the court Photo of a monarch butterfly

Haiku-09

Haiku

Snow Birds

City park pelican and mud hens
Photo of pelican and coots at Carr Park, Huntington Beach, CA

Haiku-10

Haiku

Olympia Bier

Conk fungus
Photo of tree trunk conk in Olympic Nat. Forest, WA

Haiku-11

Haiku

What's the Pont?

Bike ride with dad in Provence, France (Haiku en français)
Photo of Pont D'Avignon, France

Haiku-12

Haiku

Hurricane Ridge

Summer trip to the snow covered Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Nat. Forest, WA
Photo of mountain ridge south of Port Angeles, WA

Haiku-13

Haiku

Signs of Inspection

Street sign coincidence associated with famous detectives' relations
Photo of street signs in Huntington Beach, CA

Haiku-14

Haiku

A Little Oregano

Mountain mirrored on Mirror Lake conceals the lake contents
Photo of Mirror Lake, OR

Haiku-15

Haiku

Dog not included

Dog helps sell a saxophone
Photo of dog and saxophone by Judi Pivetti

Haiku-16

Haiku

String Theory (R0)

A cat and some string
Photo of a cat named Kobe eying a string

Haiku-17

Haiku

Humdinger

Hummingbird nest
Photo of hummingbird nest on a set of wind chimes

Haiku-18

Haiku

"Funny, She Doesn't Look Druish"

Stonehenge
Photo of a Stonehenge stone join

Haiku-19

Haiku

My Thai Shrimp

Shrimp with racing stripes
Photo of an aquarium shrimp

Haiku-20

Haiku

Miss Marple's Birthplace

Agatha Christie
Photo of Mother & Child garden statuary at Greenway, England

Haiku-21

Haiku

Yosemite Sam

Yosemite Falls
Photo of Yosemite Upper Falls, CA

Haiku-22

Haiku

Ile bridge

Ile flottante
Photo of a small bridge at (nee) Parc des Îles, Canada

Haiku-23

Haiku

Breaching

Whale watching
Photo of a rock that looks whale-like, Cambria, CA

Haiku-24

Haiku

El Cielo de Las Cambritas

Noon sky with strange clouds
Photo of sky over Las Cambritas restaurant, Cambria, CA

Haiku-25

Haiku

Gym Route

Bike route to yoga class
Bike route plan including Gumm Drive and Carr Park, Huntington Beach, CA

Haiku-26

Haiku

There's a lot in leaning to the right

Tower of Pisa parking lot protection Photo of pedestrian route sign near Pisa Tower parking lot

Haiku-27

Haiku

Litter Bug

Bug on a mushroom in a Grass Valley yard Photo of Bug on a mushroom in a Grass Valley yard

Haiku-28

Haiku

Mighty Mights and Dog Fights

Hummingbird competition Photos of a Rufus and an Anna's hummingbird on the same backyard limb

Haiku-29

Haiku

Double Dribble

Old basketballs and washed up seaweed Photo collage of old basketballs and seaweed

Haiku-30

Haiku

White Water

A frozen kayaker Photo of a snow covered kayak statue in Golden, CO

Haiku-31

Haiku

Banana Rama

Bashô Internet image of a battered banana tree leaf

Haiku-32

Haiku

Eucalyptus Papyrus

Gumtree Photo of eucalyptus bark

Haiku-33

Haiku

Pelicans Saving Face

American White Pelicans Two photos of snorkeling pelicans at Carr Park, Huntington Beach, CA

Haiku-Rules

Haiku

Haiku Rules Checklist

Haiku rules collection in checklist form
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