campaign sign
the dog registers
his opinion



(Haiku News, Vol. 1 No. 44, Nov. 12, 2012)

18 Responses

  1. rdhartwell Says:

    Wonderful; excitingly contemporary. Very well done. Thanks.

  2. AnithaVarma Says:


  3. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:


  4. harrisfr Says:

    Smiles go well with morning coffee. Nice touch to my day.

  5. Ross Says:

    Hahaha. I wish there was a photo or drawing with this.

  6. BruceN Says:

    Love it!

  7. Barbara A. Taylor Says:

    Love it!

    in pumpkin fields
    even I vote for Obama
    stitched on the scarecrow

    (first published on Asahi Shimbun, Nov 2012)

  8. Michelle Says:

    Wicked pissa.

  9. Alan Summers Says:

    I think Russell Brand would like that dog.

    Good solid verse, well worth putting up at every election going on in your area too. :-)

    kind regards,


  10. Peter Newton Says:

    There's something completely deadpan about this that captures the non-partisan malaise, the exact political environment in which we live. Also, the poem gives the old expression–gone to the dogs–new meaning.

  11. polona Says:

    clever dog! enjoyed :)

  12. Jeff Hoagland Says:

    Thank you Annette, for the audible smile!

    my laughter
    business meeting

  13. Annette Makino Says:

    Great one, Jeff! I've been there too….

  14. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Brilliant! :)


  15. Ray Rasmussen Says:

    This one should make it into a collection of witty haibun/senryu.

  16. Annette Makino Says:

    Thanks everyone for the great comments! You have encouraged me to consider painting a haiga using this senryu. Maybe it will be ready in time for the next election season — I have a feeling it will still be current!



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