Sunday, 18 June 2017

Merton's Koan

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Howling poet released
By love's solitary demand.
It's the end of the beginning
For the unemployed samurai
Who got fired and retired
His dissatisfied pen.

Love's final body 
Sliced away, leaving
Behind the echo
Of God's laughter.
Moon and Zen.
Together again. 

The great matter
Does not matter.
Never mind it
By showing me,
Through the way
You sit and talk:

     Why did Merton die
     In Bangkok?

Christopher Meatyard. Photographing Thomas Merton. 2014

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

All Reach And No Touch

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Choosing to negate
Her specious look
At that early date.
Already forty eight.

Refusing to relate
His precious book.
At that, she flees.
Almost forty three.

A long shot?
Time won't make
This trade short.
Wise men abort.

Trusting my sense of smell.
Suffering through all's well.
Saddling the beast I'm on:
“Yes, Ms. Francon.”

We inhabited that steed.
Stride for beautiful stride.
The veritas of our breed?
The joy is in the ride.

Silence so subversive.
So much minimal style.
I still remain breathless.
Sprinting this quarter-mile.

Cash is riding on this stallion.
Grand esprit under the rising sun.
Chasing this distant horizon.
Set it free and let it run ...

Monday, 5 June 2017

The Consolation Of Eros

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Old Cold Freedom

That old cold freedom
Returns without consent,
Without concern,
Without my yearning
Tactile offensiveness.
His peaceful piece
Playing me again.
The consolation of eros
Less indifference.

Learning to get along
Without my hastening
The almost slowest
Suicide in history,
Repeating itself.
Her reckless impulse
Slaying me again?
The consolation of the hero
Less quest.

Being a passerby
By biding my time
Inside the hermitage,
In this age of the hermit
I am old enough to know.
Attention without
Attachment within.
I win the consolation prize,
Lest I talk.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

現代 Haiku May 2017

By Rory A.A. Hinton


May 2017

Monday May 01, 2017
Round about
Time capsule.
Hero worship

Tuesday May 02, 2017
Prey tell
Tall tale.
Shake it

Wednesday May 03, 2017
Animate cannibal
Corpse returning.
Loudly ridiculous

Thursday May 04, 2017
Alice wonder
Land away.
Price tag

Friday May 05, 2017
Carthusian cell
Bound reclusion.
Doubling down

Saturday May 06, 2017
On own
One won.
A wake

Sunday May 07, 2017
Left leg
Pain go.
Right on

Monday May 08, 2017
Career man
Handle care.
User focused

Tuesday May 09, 2017
Delicious journey
Back tracking.
Bitter sweet

Wednesday May 10, 2017
Exhausted weakness
Remembering shadows.
Inconsolable manner

Thursday May 11, 2017
Still more
Pain pills.
Four score

Friday May 12, 2017
Mine GUT.

Saturday May 13, 2017
Single resident
Evil gameplay.
Stay grounded

Sunday May 14, 2017
Spotted couch
Cleaning agent.
Abstract leather

Monday May 15, 2017
Hiding boy
Plays home.
Alone again

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Philosopher reading
Gnostic secrets.
Hermes harkens

Wednesday May 17, 2017
Begin be
Gin again.
Drink cold

Thursday May 18, 2017
Some one
Lone gun.
Stone hot

Friday May 19, 2017
Legal alien
Coven ant.
Won’t can’t

Saturday May 20, 2017
Keep her
Give away.
Knew day

Sunday May 21, 2017
His star
Gaze her.
New day

Monday May 22, 2017
No social
Media man.
Public ban

Tuesday May 23, 2017
Put weight
On shoulder.
Onward hoe

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Minor opera
Night walker.
Talker down

Thursday May 25, 2017
Down pour
Us always.
Umm brella

Friday May 26, 2017
Forced expert
Tease please.
Wish granted

Saturday May 27, 2017
No guru
Me thod.
Van man

Sunday May 28, 2017
Gin tonic
Talk time.
Only three

Monday May 29, 2017
Due date
Late day.
On time

Tuesday May 30, 2017
Thirty years
Ago today.
No regrets

Wednesday May 31, 2017
Betray all
Apology me.
Regret forget

Sunday, 30 April 2017

現代 Haiku April 2017

By Rory A.A. Hinton


April 2017

Saturday April 01, 2017
Dress depends
Shoes wearing.
More style

Sunday April 02, 2017
Never heard
From again. 
Bene fit

Monday April 03, 2017
Saint Bene
Dick arnaud.
Eagle wings

Tuesday April 04, 2017
She projects
Intuitive me.
My authenticity

Wednesday April 05, 2017
Further back
Tracks away.
No surprise

Thursday April 06, 2017
Not being
Truly open.
Close door

Friday April 07, 2017
Old frame
New view. 
See clear

Saturday April 08, 2017
Don’t get
Angry even.
The creedo

Sunday April 09, 2017
Pole dancing
Madly alone. 
Square won

Monday April 10, 2017
Passion fashion
Consultation fee.
Being you

Tuesday April 11, 2017
Cut her
Art fair.
So slow

Wednesday April 12, 2017
Last love
Affair long.
Far away

Thursday April 13, 2017
Block jock
Key riding. 
Finish line

Friday April 14, 2017
In formal
Exit out.
My way

Saturday April 15, 2017
Oka Okta
Tata OkTa.
Hola Ola 

Sunday April 16, 2017
Father’s cross
Gently walled. 
Shadow show

Monday April 17, 2017
Even game
Day playing. 
Legs aplenty

Tuesday April 18, 2017
Man without
Women ban.
Use illusion

Wednesday April 19, 2017
Every inch
Pinch me. 
Past due

Thursday April 20, 2017
Old freedom
Back again. 
Eros erased

Friday April 21, 2017
Third person
Present tense.
Staying away

Saturday April 22, 2017
Ice so
Late on.
Very alien

Sunday April 23, 2017
Condo can
Do time.
Cold gin

Monday April 24, 2017
Three our
Time zone.
No show.

Tuesday April 25, 2017
Fire drill
Down out.
Know show

Wednesday April 26, 2017
Looming dead
Line drawing. 
Tracing again

Thursday April 27, 2017
End stumbling
Briefly planned.
Another reminder

Friday April 28, 2017
SAM elle
Décor bare.
Deep hints

Saturday April 29, 2017
Artistic stranger
Friction brother.
Fashion frames

Sunday April 30, 2017
Con so
Late on. 
Capital H

Friday, 31 March 2017

現代 Haiku March 2017

By Rory A.A. Hinton


March 2017

Wednesday March 01, 2017
Go fast
Her show.
Slow down

Thursday March 02, 2017
Hers not
Her knot.
Step step

Friday March 03, 2017
Steps always
Ahead taken.
Pain laden

Saturday March 04, 2017
Forty days
Nights fast.
Track her

Sunday March 05, 2017
Effect it.
Cut line

Monday March 06, 2017
Touching real
Deal another.
Careful now

Tuesday March 07, 2017
Very far
Near dear.
Little angel

Wednesday March 08, 2017
Soft hard
Ball pitch. 
Switch hit

Thursday March 09, 2017
Stay far
Away day.
Other work

Friday March 10, 2017
Sub zero
Cold out.
Boy dining

Saturday March 11, 2017
Alive dead
Kennedys kill.
Still born

Sunday March 12, 2017
Tata knows
Now always.
Dream visions

Monday March 13, 2017
My stick
Sick body.
Soul train

Tuesday March 14, 2017
Love born
Sorrow again.
In sincerity

Wednesday March 15, 2017
Old grey
Beard man.
Not liked

Thursday March 16, 2017
How emotional
Turmoil striking.
Reminded again

Friday March 17, 2017
Well heeled
Message me.
Fitness fit 

Saturday March 18, 2017
Work weak
End game. 
Play after

Sunday March 19, 2017
Hail saint
Mary mother.
Death hour

Monday March 20, 2017
Good buy
Buddha man.
Into mystery

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Take two
Again in.
Old order

Wednesday March 22, 2017
Her attack
Back again.
Haus hermit

Thursday March 23, 2017
Feels bad
Badly played.
Another nudge

Friday March 24, 2017
So bless
Sing sing.
Prison song

Saturday March 25, 2017
Her almost
Over time.
Six days

Sunday March 26, 2017
Learn turn
Kehre yearn.
Volk wagen

Monday March 27, 2017
One week
Left weak.
Last purge

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Old man
Hex files.
Skin him

Wednesday March 29, 2017
From zero
Two too. 
First cut

Thursday March 30, 2017
Set haus
In order. 
All most

Friday March 31, 2017
Her last
Day done.
Hail Mary

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

現代 Haiku February 2017

By Rory A.A. Hinton


February 2017

Wednesday February 01, 2017
Close down
Down move.
Ice water

Thursday February 02, 2017
Enemies closer
Closest retreat.
Release hopes

Friday February 03, 2017
Find true
Calling it.
Herm it

Saturday February 04, 2017
Maternal offering
Comfort coming.
Fraternal obscurity

Sunday February 05, 2017
Dream weave
Her machine.
Need relief

Monday February 06, 2017
Curse over
Time Heals.
From behind

Tuesday February 07, 2017
Feels nice
Ice king.
Bring it

Wednesday February 08, 2017
Moving back
Forth down.
First goal

Thursday February 09, 2017
Final days
End game.
Cat power

Friday February 10, 2017
Comic relief
Brief grief.
God's laugh

Saturday February 11, 2017
Awake shake
Head shave.
Infant steps

Sunday February 12, 2017
Our song
Sung again.
Waiting here

Monday February 13, 2017
Levi leaving
Home nice.
Feeling it

Tuesday February 14, 2017
In this
Lane again.
No parking

Wednesday February 15, 2017
Heavy sigh
Steady now.
Memory lane

Thursday February 16, 2017
Her mit
Out me.
We be

Friday February 17, 2017
Life form
Less time.
My fault

Saturday February 18, 2017
Strange bed
Fellow low.
Down town

Sunday February 19, 2017
Grizzly bare
It consumes.
Resume vow

Monday February 20, 2017
Wreck less
Impulse sieve.
No wholes

Tuesday February 21, 2017
Solo demo
Show doh.
So dope

Wednesday February 22, 2017
Hit ball
Out park.
Batter in

Thursday February 23, 2017
Long distance
Dancing again.
Reckless relief

Friday February 24, 2017
Unique friend
Found style.
Real Gucci

Saturday February 25, 2017
Make peace
Piece price.
Her silence

Sunday February 26, 2017
Family dinner
Inviting me.
Two slices

Monday February 27, 2017
Red nails
Rip nice.
De tails

Tuesday February 28, 2017
Have luck
Will travel.
In sides