Saturday, July 30, 2005

Highway Haiku

Something I love that Shreveport has done (well, someone in Shreveport) is dedicate billboards to Highway Haiku. There is one on Youree Drive that I pass frequently and if I can, I jot down the poem.

Here are a few that I liked:

Following a faint lead
The intergalactic gumshoe
Trails a comet.
-? April 1, 2005

Sandstone precipice
Late Triassic Period
Cliff Notes.
-Melissa J. Fowler

In winter twilight
Serenely the Madonna
Wears a crown of snow.
- Norma ?

Out of the Baptismal
I arise
A wet sinner.
- Chris Toomey

I've jotted down others on scraps of paper that I can no longer find. GRRR. Unable to always get the author; they are, however, local people, and I sometimes recognize the names.


  1. Hi!
    Saw this haiku once on the internet--anonymous author--but it is my favorite:

    One slice of white bread
    Peanut butter and jelly
    one slice of white bread

    Best wishes,
    Mary Z. Cox

  2. Thanks, Mary, for the haiku addition. Love the simplicity and repetition of the haiku (and the sandwich).


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