Category Archives: Poetry

Haiku #4 – Golden Poplar

A golden poplar
Leans in from the meadow’s edge,
Trembling like first love. 

<< Haiku #3 – Robin’s Egg

Shutters

In response to Daylight at Live to Perceive:

Shutters covered a window,
Fastened as instructed,
Shedding rain down and out,
Storm after storm.

Inside, a young woman
Hoped there was more to the world
Than the mud she saw through the louvers
Every time it rained.

She unbolted the shutters
And re-installed them upside-down,
Louvers pitched toward true heaven,
Admitting both rain and clear.

When the world’s tears fell at night,
She let them pour into her room,
Even stretching her hands up to the window
And letting the water run cold down her arms.

She embraced it all,
Just so on clear nights she would see
Pisces swimming bright and true,
Leaping on the white river of stars.

Haiku #3 – Robin’s Egg

Alone, now useless,
An empty robin’s egg cracks
A June smile, sky-blue.

Haiku #2 – Willow Bud

As the willow buds,
Your world breaks open and tears
Fall from pool to pool.

Haiku #1 – River Ice

Bare oaks cage the sun;
Thick’ning ice uproots the dock.
A skate carves a curve.

>> Haiku #2 – Willow Bud