Nicholas Passalis-Bain

Joined:09/13/2008

Age:29

Location:San Francisco, CA

Profile: I run this site.

Email:nicholasbain@gmail.com

Website:http://www.likemyhaiku.com


Nicholas Passalis-Bain's Haiku:
Average Vote Total Votes Haiku Date Posted
7.73 45 autumn winds whisper
and suddenly every tree
feels free to litter
Gold Trophy Winner for September 2008                        Comments(4)
09/15/2008
5.79 38 a thousand high trees
shade a dreaming, swamp-drowned stump
what it could have been
                             Comments(1)
09/15/2008
7.14 44 through thawing forests
a voice of hurried water
announces the spring
    Bronze Trophy Winner for September 2008                    Comments(2)
09/15/2008
6.98 40 tiny, anxious bird
perched atop an old oak stump
finds the nerve to sing
                             Comments(2)
09/15/2008
5.67 33 bus stop after rain
roof dripping condensation
dew cannot depart
                             Comments(1)
09/15/2008
6.62 39 lain atop the couch
the mute cat reads secretly
over my shoulder
                             Comments(0)
09/15/2008
5.81 36 strange wide-eyed starfish
doesn't breathe here, only sways
leg caught in coral
                             Comments(3)
09/15/2008
6.90 41 out of all places
this humble winter starlight
came to find us here
                             Comments(1)
09/15/2008
7.23 35 A man made of rain
Has hidden our kidnapped sun
In his cloudy hat
                             Comments(4)
09/15/2008
6.68 40 chewing an apple
bites carving yellow oceans
upon a red globe
                             Comments(1)
09/19/2008
5.94 36 blood spot on his chin
a terrified cyclist
walking a bent bike
                             Comments(0)
09/20/2008
6.48 46 haiku syllables
she couldn't be a poet
without her fingers
                             Comments(1)
09/21/2008
6.73 49 cold steel park bench
the air forgot its dawn chill
metal remembers
                             Comments(0)
09/25/2008
5.45 40 sidewalk made of cracks
my abyss-colored shadow
fills them to repair
                             Comments(0)
09/25/2008
4.23 40 confidence
sweat stains on his shirt
betray him
                             Comments(1)
09/26/2008
4.84 37 beer bottle empty
now he's looking for a fight
eyes perfectly still
                             Comments(0)
09/26/2008
6.10 29 harmless little child
he's not who I thought he was
when I let him in
                             Comments(0)
09/26/2008
6.43 28 every unseen block
of this immaculate village
graffiti and weeds
                             Comments(0)
09/26/2008
4.83 35 gym, tired runner
Brick House on the stereo
strikes her like a spur
                             Comments(0)
09/27/2008
5.73 51 dental hygienist
jaw moving behind her mask
breath like bubblegum
                             Comments(1)
09/30/2008
6.22 27 birds eyeing her snack
but the muffin's so tasty
they won't find a crumb
                             Comments(0)
10/03/2008
7.17 30 ghostly solitude
every pew in church empty
except for my own
    Bronze Trophy Winner for October 2008                    Comments(0)
10/04/2008
5.47 30 booming loudspeaker
something important is said
too muffled to hear
                             Comments(0)
10/06/2008
5.70 33 Martin Van Buren
the one name on this statue
not writ in spray paint
                             Comments(1)
10/09/2008
6.52 29 in these thinnest cracks
between bright concrete plateaus
bugs breed their legions
                             Comments(0)
10/09/2008
4.92 24 gum, cigarette butts
artifacts of spent pleasure
littering our paths
                             Comments(0)
10/13/2008
7.28 25 old man with a cane
considers bending over
then leaves the penny
Gold Trophy Winner for October 2008                        Comments(2)
10/14/2008
5.89 18 man in the water
also writing a poem
about reflections
                             Comments(0)
10/15/2008
6.38 26 once steeled with purpose
I forgot why I came here
just as I entered
                             Comments(0)
10/16/2008
5.07 15 tap dripping at night
to get up and turn it off
or just let it be
                             Comments(0)
10/19/2008
4.41 17 the shredding party
makes of damning evidence
festive confetti
                             Comments(0)
10/20/2008
6.41 22 deformed creature
tiny origami crane
formed by hands too large
                             Comments(0)
10/21/2008
6.52 21 the ice in her glass
is almost melted away
and he's still not there
                             Comments(0)
10/22/2008
5.52 21 rain rasping the door
pleading to be let inside
from this awful storm
                             Comments(0)
11/01/2008
5.15 13 warm shower
I wish I could stay
here all day
                             Comments(0)
11/01/2008
5.81 21 chessboard in his mind
contemplating positions
while he mops the floor
                             Comments(1)
11/10/2008
6.79 14 all we see from here
red armies of marching lights
carrying them home
                             Comments(1)
11/21/2008
6.10 10 his falling fingers
stir eruptions of thunder
only he can hear
                             Comments(0)
12/08/2008
1.86 7 in the dump
a pile of old trucks
like kids toys
                             Comments(0)
12/14/2008
7.00 6 man made disaster
before him no being claimed
the right to complain
                             Comments(0)
12/19/2008
5.54 13 wingspan on display
feathers like solar panels
soaking in the day
                             Comments(0)
01/04/2009
4.14 21 our needs feed themselves
scratching just brings more itching
eating, more hunger
                             Comments(0)
01/29/2009
7.54 28 the terror he feels
the moment before it starts
is what makes him great
  Silver Trophy Winner for March 2009                      Comments(0)
03/05/2009
5.95 19 our faults endear us
we're all intolerable
In our own sweet way
                             Comments(0)
03/12/2009
5.76 21 she was a beauty
prettiest for miles and miles
until she came here
                             Comments(1)
03/20/2009
5.10 20 ninety and stubborn
he's smoked his last cigarette
but he never quit
                             Comments(0)
04/23/2009
4.53 15 in her morning mirror
the judging eyes of others
they'll love her today
                             Comments(0)
04/26/2009
4.50 20 he arrived unknown
a company of warm ghosts
paving his grey path
                             Comments(0)
04/26/2009
3.09 23 a howl so haunting
mad winds crying for a home
even trees shiver
                             Comments(0)
04/26/2009
3.09 23 two wide, blackened hands
fluttering across the blue
grasping at sunlight
                             Comments(0)
04/26/2009
3.79 19 brilliant editor
this pen refuses its ink
where my words misstep
                             Comments(0)
04/28/2009
3.07 29 her unquiet mind
a bountiful restlessness
brilliance in pained birth
                             Comments(0)
04/28/2009
2.82 22 the movements of clouds
float above our impatience
so subtle, so slow
                             Comments(0)
04/28/2009
2.29 34 risking some shopping
I spy my own ghostly face
over a reward
                             Comments(0)
05/02/2009
2.60 20 Vancouver
sky remarkably
like our own
                             Comments(0)
05/05/2009
4.23 44 they found each other
despite all the world's troubles
logs in the same fire
                             Comments(0)
06/27/2009
6.58 69 modern life
inside my toothbrush
a motor
    Bronze Trophy Winner for October 2009                    Comments(0)
10/22/2009
3.00 25 cold reason
brings no comfort now
just shivers
                             Comments(0)
12/08/2009
5.89 56 IKEA
boxes of Legos
for adults
                             Comments(0)
12/13/2009
6.77 52 My subtlety failed.
The risk, when you say nothing:
you might go unheard
                             Comments(0)
02/10/2010
5.85 13 Wherever he stays
The Elvis impersonator
Gets a King-size bed
                             Comments(0)
03/28/2012