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Halloween Haiku Treats

            

Co-host Andrew Huff read a fresh crop of topical haiku at the Nov. 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk.

That familiar phrase,
"Wait till next year," once again
echoes through Wrigley.

A runaway blimp
held our attention as long
as most school shootings.

Governor Rauner
jousts with Rahm while the budget
sleeps with the fishes.

Halloween candy
has a clear hierarchy.
What's last on your list?

El Nino pattern
promises a warm winter.
But our lake needs snow.

Too nice a winter
could precede drought next summer.
A Faustian bargain.

Autumn is a Haiku

            

The Oct. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk included a trio of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff

The battle begins.
Halloween versus Christmas
on store shelves now.

Be careful around
Derrick Rose. One wrong move and
he might break again.

Facebook going down
meant sudden increased office
productivity.

Serious Haiku for September

            

At the Sept. 1 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff was in no mood for jokes with his haiku ripped from the headlines.

Shot on live TV;
we're faced with the dilemma
of whether to watch.

The same day, two more
multi-victim shootings played
through the news cycle.

Teachers stopping kids
from shooting their classmates is
troubling good news.

Guns don't kill people,
the argument goes. But must
we make it easy?

The oscillation
of deafening cicadas
make it seem hotter.

Haiku for Early August, 2015

            

In the Heat of the Haiku

            

The July 7 edition of Tuesday Funk brought an eclectic medley of performers and haiku by co-host Andrew Huff, as well as a selected poem by someone on Twitter.

No more gay marriage.
It's just plain old marriage now.
So it is ordered.

Also, women's soccer
is just soccer from now on.
Go Team USA!

How many churches
must burn before we call it
domestic terror?

I eat my peas with guacamole,
I've done it all my life.
They do taste kind of funny,
But it keeps them on my knife.

I have closed the tabs
that were in the browser
and which you were probably
saving to read.
Forgive me, they hogged memory
and were so old.
   &emdash @stvnrlly, after William Carlos Williams

June Haiku: Fury Road

            

The new film Mad Max: Fury Road inspired co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku for the June 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk.

The Blackhawks came through
and won game seven last week.
Ducks scatter on ice.

Meanwhile, Riot Fest shared
its lineup for this year's show,
exciting music fans.

Elsewhere, sci-fi geeks
prep for Nebula Awards.
What thing turns you on?

Vacation notice:
I'm leaving soon, so make sure
that all hell breaks loose.

Mad Max: Fury Road.
Oh man, Mad Max: Fury Road.
Muscle care ballet. -or-
You guys, go see it. -or-
Seriously, you guys.

Cinco de Haiku

            

At the May 5 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read six topical haiku.

It snows in April.
You have lived here long enough,
you should know by now.

Still, it would be nice
if flowers and fruit tree buds
were safe from freezing.

Frost advisories
make for depressing haiku
-- cherry blossoms weep.

Get yourself a
Five Rabbit Five Lizard for
Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo
is also the Fifth of May.
Habla Espagnol.

Leonard Nimoy died.
So may the Fourth be with you
beyond Thunderdome.

April's Sole Haiku

            

Co-host Andrew Huff only read one haiku at the April 7th edition of Tuesday Funk.

At SXSW,
a new band's sound blends into
one long muffled track.

Beware the Haiku of March

            

At the March 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff's thoughts turned to travel.

Flying middle seat
is made even worse when stuck
between coughers.

You always hear about
cold and flu in the fall, but
spring is often worse.

Dying the river
heralds the arrival of spring.
So do drunks in green.

If you didn't vote
in the runoff election,
you are dead to me.

Haiku for February

            

At the Feb. 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku were even more ripped from the headlines than normal.

Election Tuesday
the voters spoke loud and clear:
Let's have a runoff.

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.
Now and ice and cold, wet wind.
Sweet spring, where are you?

As bad as it is,
At least we're not in Boston.
Nine feet and rising.

Llamas on the loose!
White and gold or blue and black.
Bird-riding weasel.

February fits
neatly Saturday-Sunday
on the calendar

Lump of sugar,
whiskey, bitters, orange peel.
Call me Old Fashioned.

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About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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