Along the river. Two cities separated. We're all connected. I captured this pictured while walking along Mississippi River Boulevard in Saint Paul, Minnesota. On my side is the City of Saint Paul and on the other side of the river is the City of Minneapolis. Interestingly, Saint Paulites and Minneapolitans definitely have strong ties [...]
Today's Sneak Peek Peek into my eyes. The sea of tranquility. Deep as the ocean. Today's haiku is inspired by the Baffled Haiku Challenge on Twitter. Today's challenge word of the day was peek. So peek in to my eyes and tell me if they do hypnotize. Peek into my eyes. The sea of [...]
The Lost Empire of The Terracotta Army Standing in silence. An emperor's empire. Cast terracotta. The haiku today was in response to the Baffled daily haiku challenge on Twitter. The challenge word is empire. I took the picture while on a business trip to China. This is an image of the unearthed Terracotta Army, [...]
We Live In A Complex Nation The birch and the bees. Walk through our garden of life. One poly-nation. This haiku was for the Baffled Haiku Challenge on Twitter, where the challenge word for the day was to use the word garden in a haiku. I snapped this picture on my morning walk with [...]
I Miss My Girl Mercedes The salt washed away. In the sun she's glistening. My girl Mercedes. I wrote this haiku in August of 2014, as a series of "haiku challenges" with Mercedes Benz. As you can see in the tweet below, product placement poetry is alive and well. Alas I traded her in [...]
Today Was a Bit Muggy in Minneapolis A muggy morning. In the bush a thief's laying. A heart is stolen.
Minneapolis Is An Amazing City I love my city. Day & night or black & white. Minneapolis.
Today's Poem of The Day: Words are just like paint. Paper is just like canvas. Both paint a picture. © The Product Poet ?
What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Happiness? Path of solitude. The price of my happiness. Unmeasurable. The haiku for today was in response to Baffled's Haiku Challenge on Twitter, where today's word was to write a haiku using the word "price." Today's @baffled #HaikuChallenge: any haiku you like, as long as it [...]
The wake of a duck. Sometimes life feels upside down. Mourning reflection. [hr gap="null"]When I was out for my morning walk today, I noticed that I started a male and female duck. They quickly hopped into the pond in front on me and create a beautiful wake across the calm pond. Wake also has [...]
Bewildered iris. Rather epithelial. The eyes can't smell fear. The napowrimo.net prompt for Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month was to write a poem about a flower. As I always love to use words with double meaning, I chose to write a poem about an iris - which can both be a flower as well [...]
I gaze in your maize and smell your inflorescence. You’re my Obsession. For Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month, the napowrimo.net prompt is to spend some time taking a look at the wacky names of heirloom plants or vegetables. In addition to two great sources provided, I also came across some very interesting corn [...]
A blanket of snow. My memories carpeted. Fall leaves discovered. This haiku was in response to the Baffled Haiku Challenge on Twitter where the challenge word of the day is carpet. I took this picture while walking my puppy this morning. Today's @baffled #HaikuChallenge: any haiku you like, as long as it has the [...]
Rage is like a light. Constantly burning inside. Through the looking glass. This haiku was in response to a tweet that that I received from Haiku Hare: Do not go gentle. Go out raging if you must. We'll leave the light on...#Motel6 #micropoetry@ProductPoet — Haiku Hare (@HaikuHare) March 5, 2016 While Haiku Hare's tweet [...]
There's no place like home. All over the world traveled. In your arms tonight.