3 Haiku Wednesday-Movie House

An old movie house that closed many years ago……..

© 2012  Michael Fiveson


I sit quietly

sounds and laughter are no more

I miss the children



I remember you

in everything beautiful

soft breezes mostly



we were children then

although I knew I loved you

our first kiss inside


73 thoughts on “3 Haiku Wednesday-Movie House

    • Thank you and I do not know why haiku is defined as 3 sentences with 5,7,5 syllables. You will have to ask the great Japanese haiku master horiato matsumorito, who lives alone on the side of a very steep mountain and is rumored to be 130 years old. Do a google map to find him.


      • I meant why do poets usually post three haikus at a time, but I’ll go on google earth and see what I can find 😉


  1. Many of the old and abandoned buildings you photograph are still as charming as they probably were years ago, maybe more so. You really do these old beauties justice. As does your poem!



  2. Beautiful photo and poem, brings back great memories. I bet quite a few of our generation got that first kiss in a movie theater like this one. I know I did. I smoked my first cigarette in the bathroom too. 😉


    • Well that’s cool! We have lived through some very interesting times for sure. Did we ever play together?
      Thank you for your really gracious comment.


  3. Mike, you’re a damn romantic! How did I miss that previously? Guess I was too busy admiring your photos. Not this time. Love your words, too! I was nine in 1957. My theater? The El Portal on Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, California.


    • Yes I am a damn romantic without shame. I loved going to a movie and making out with my girl. I was a very bad boy. And thanks for this great comment!


  4. I admire poets who can really capture the essence of a feeling. I have tried, but real poetry requires disclosure and I’m not very good at that. I love your haikus and how sensitive they are. And, of course, the photo is perfect.


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