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  Desert Haiku, For Ewe
by Kalikiano Kalei
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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It seems to have been my fate to have been willingly bound into one of the most passionate relationships of my life amidst the vast wastes of one of the most religiously conservative nations on this planet. Her name was Sooks and these are a few paeans of tribute to her powerfully female chemistry.

Desert Haiku,
For Ewe (1991)



In the King’s gym
Hard work and sweat;
Her sweet scent of roses.


Your body refuses
To hide its charms; I carefully
Pump more iron.


A wise man never said
That to be wholly moral
Was to be all good.


Under the hot Riyadh sun;
The glint of water on ochre skin.
Ageless female allure.


What is the sound
Of a water bug sinking?
‘Sputter, glub, gurgle’.


Smooth thigh, graceful arm:
There is so much more
To it than that!


Cold water is not as good
As commonly thought
To quench raw desire.


Sometimes it is hard
To be in the Near East
Around such Far Eastern beauty.


As Basho himself honestly
Pointed out, poets are notoriously
Dishonest, unless drunk.


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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/22/2008
Have to say that I agree with Rebecca. The last one put a smile on my face. Excellent work!
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 2/12/2008
The latter gotta be my fave. Can relate to that one :-)
Nice work,
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