April
25
2009

A Hard Day Gardening

I drink cold beer from
The safety of my lawn chair.
My wife plants flowers.

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the Day: The Homebrewer’s Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs

April
9
2007

Bar Room Brawl

ugly red flowers
bloom on the floor of the bar
after the big brawl

Written by Captain Hops.

References: This haiku was inspired by (or stolen from) Al Purdy, a gritty Canadian poet that was brought to my attention by Alan over at A Good Beer Blog. As you may or may not know, Alan is having a beer poetry contest where the winner gets tickets to TAP New York, the Craft Beer and Fine Food festival. We’re talking hundreds of dollars of prizes here, so get off your duff and start versing.
Thing of the Day: Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy