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Ukulele – Haiku Day!!

These Haiku’s were submitted online during a Ukulele Haiku Contest. The rules were simple. The poem must be in the format of a Haiku and it must use the word Ukulele!

Please note that the word BEEP was used to protect the innocent.

Ryan R Tenorio

Ukulele strings
sitting on koa wood frame
tones sink in my brain.

Wed at 10:08pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

i left uke on couch,
late at night it is dark,
i sit, my heart cries

Yesterday at 6:30am · Delete

Gerald Ross

Revised:
Left my uke on couch,
Evening shadows fall, it’s dark,
I sit, my heart cries

Yesterday at 9:50am · Delete

Jamie Gutierrez

With an island breeze
Sing ukulele sing strong
Across the blue seas

there’s your homework for ya… (delegated task)

Yesterday at 1:34pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

Oh.. you guys are awesome…keep em coming… there is a prize!!

Yesterday at 2:52pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Ukulele prize?
Count me in for sure! I want!
I will play on it!

Yesterday at 2:54pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

Mr. Levine please, try again you must revise, the winner takes all!!

Yesterday at 2:59pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Pick me! Pick me please!
Ukuleles are my life!
–Kathy, too, of course!

Yesterday at 3:16pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Ukulele stew
What’s a big fellow to do?
Koa wood in pot.

Yesterday at 3:17pm · Delete

Mark Levine

“Aint She Sweet?” on uke:
The ukulele anthem.
My hand on my heart.

Yesterday at 3:18pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

So close to winning, Mr. Lavine is grining, More to come I’m sure

Yesterday at 3:28pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Singer sings in E
Singer refuses to change
I reach for capo

Yesterday at 3:28pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

New strings, gig tonight
Pulling, stretching, twist and tug
Need a few more days

Yesterday at 3:29pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Low humidity
High humidity in Spring
Wooden instrument

Yesterday at 3:29pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Ukulele strap
Big religious debate
Showmanship versus comfort

Yesterday at 3:29pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Microphone,pickup
Less feedback or real sound
Audience quiet? No need.

Yesterday at 3:29pm · Delete

Jamie Gutierrez

HEY!!! How come Mr. Levine gets so many chances??? didn’t know multiple entries were allowed!

Yesterday at 3:31pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

Gerald Ross Fights Back, Mr. Levine falls behind, who wins Haiku test?

Yesterday at 3:31pm · Delete

Jamie Gutierrez

cheater cheater pumpkin eater,
had a wife and tried to beat her,
with a ukuele!!!

how’s that?

Yesterday at 3:33pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Ooopps some of mine don’t have the word uke in them.

Yesterday at 3:34pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

syllables abound, review the haiku Jamie, or loose the contest

Yesterday at 3:34pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Ukulele uke
Dancing flea Ukulele
Uke uke uke uke uke

Yesterday at 3:36pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

writing a haiku, about the ukulele, better than working!

Yesterday at 3:38pm · Delete

Mark Levine

What is this work thing?
Ukulele contest! Wow!
Spanky gets my time!

Yesterday at 3:39pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Prolific Gerald
No ukuleles in some
Disqualify him?

Yesterday at 3:40pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Ok you can disqualify the ones with the word uke in them. But they are still ART!

Yesterday at 3:40pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

That was “without” the word uke.

Yesterday at 3:41pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Mark versus Gerald:
Ukulele alley fight!
The battle ensues!

Yesterday at 3:41pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Tiny Tim uke guy
Was he a curse or genius?
Tiptoe lightly eh?

Yesterday at 3:42pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Kamaka is broke:
Strumming my yellow flea now.
Ukulele fix!

Yesterday at 3:43pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Five foot two, eyes blue.
Ukulele tune or two.
Happy Trails to close.

Yesterday at 3:44pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Novice uke player
Visit store buy felt pick
Use for hour, discard

Yesterday at 3:45pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Laminated wood
Some say bad, others say good
Each uke a snowflake

Yesterday at 3:47pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Kamaka, Martin,
Risa, Fluke, Harmony, Flea,
all ukuleles

Yesterday at 3:48pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

Tiny Tim Haiku, By Gerald Ross is brilliant, yes tip toe lightly

Yesterday at 3:48pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

I’m at BEEP now. I can’t believe I’m getting BEEP for this.

Yesterday at 3:49pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Jiminy Cricket
playing the ukulele
Pinochio Uke

Yesterday at 3:51pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

I’m leaving BEEP in a few minutes. Mark still has an hour to go until 5.

Yesterday at 3:53pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

well thanks for you participation!

Yesterday at 3:54pm · Delete

Mark Levine

unfair advantage?
Mark plays uke an hour early
Gerald must work late

Yesterday at 3:55pm · Delete

Mark Levine

actually Mark leaves —
visitng sick friend tonight.
Ukulele cure.

Yesterday at 3:57pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Spanky calls for verse:
Mark and gerald Deliver —
Cut the uke in half?

Yesterday at 3:59pm · Delete

Gerald Ross

Commute home at five
Uke music on car player
Road noise drowns out sound

Yesterday at 3:59pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Ukulele string
Tuned up to GCEA
music to my ears

Yesterday at 4:02pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

quote “there is a prize”
No mention of uke as prize
split uke is sinful

Yesterday at 4:02pm · Delete

Mark Levine

beginner workshop:
teach ukulele C chord
and so it begins…

Yesterday at 4:02pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Cut the baby up
wise king soloman once said —
Not ukulele!

Yesterday at 4:04pm · Delete

Mark Gutierrez

Uke Haiku Masters,
Mr. Ross Mr. Lavine
both worthy of praise!

Yesterday at 4:07pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Productivity:
Ukulele haiku wins
but my BEEP has lost!

Yesterday at 4:08pm · Delete

Mark Levine

Fastest poetry
collection ever written:
Ukulele verse!

Yesterday at 4:10pm · Delete

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