Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Hokey Haiku #1

Time for a new category here at the Refuge, namely “Hokey Haiku“. It’s just a fun way to communicate a simple thought or observation of the day in a mere 17 syllables. Don’t expect Robert Frost or e.e.cummings though.

Summer’s vanishing
Where is my calculator?
The semester starts

Yep. I’m back on campus.


  1. #1 scicurious
    August 21, 2008

    Second cup of Joe
    Tired of life, graduate school
    A new term begins


    The evil gnomes know
    Of my doctoral pressures
    And destroy my data

  2. #2 Lemon Curry
    August 21, 2008



  3. #3 Lofcaudio
    August 21, 2008

    Wiping tears away
    Won’t stop the chest from heaving
    So why hide the pain?

  4. #4 Bill from Dover
    August 21, 2008

    What the hell…
    Nobody is going to believe me anyway…
    Fuck it!

  5. #5 Bill from Dover
    August 21, 2008

    John McCain lost five military jets…
    One was not his fault…
    Which one?

  6. #6 Bill from Dover
    August 21, 2008

    I could sit here and opine all night long,
    but I ask you,
    What’s the point?

  7. #7 Bill from Dover
    August 21, 2008

    Remember when ya didn’t like broccoli,
    but now ya do?

  8. #8 Bill from Dover
    August 21, 2008

    Gimmie a grinder with double meat
    and double cheese,
    but hold the hots.

  9. #9 Bill from Dover
    August 21, 2008

    Tonight, I feel like a hot dog
    With bacon & cheese…
    I’m on a roll.

  10. #10 Crudely Wrott
    August 21, 2008

    While Autumn prepares
    Summer lolls like a young girl
    The weather is warm

  11. #11 JimFiore
    August 22, 2008

    Bill, I like your entries, but usually Haiku is taken as three lines of 5-7-5 syllables to achieve the 17 total. But I note that the rules have weaken over the years (and a syllable is only an approximation to the Japanese sound count anyway).

  12. #12 Lofcaudio
    August 22, 2008

    Learning? Not really.
    Another year of school means
    More hoops to jump through.

  13. #13 JimFiore
    August 22, 2008

    If it is just hoops
    and there’s no learning at all,
    try a new major

    (a time-honored prescription)

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