Tag Archives: Haiku

#422 – 5 haiku

5 Haiku     on his own grave’s edge he waits in sad defiance daring life to end     a window open disinterested, he stares at the floor instead     so many gray hairs his beard looks like … Continue reading

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#421 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so damaged the space where God’s light can’t lift away his rundown darkness     air, still and sour with so many spilled regrets my brother won’t clean up     who can judge what looks wasted from … Continue reading

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#420 – 3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday

3 Haiku – 1 minute before my birthday     leaves are turning red so eager to drop and fly from this aging tree     dreams so close they burn turn both doubt and delay to ash I blow … Continue reading

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#417 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku     beneath who we are a crushed idea, almost dead; America     smell of life burning bones and leaves and happiness gone beneath fear’s ash  

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#415 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   rhapsody of tears such a long and heavy rain the names of the dead     when tomorrow comes love will sweep away the glass broken from hatred    

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#414 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku about June 12, 2016     heart squeezed by anger the easy spread of hatred now I want a gun     for the bereaved; I am not enlightened—I want to kill the killers     insides torn; … Continue reading

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#413 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   loneliness beyond love’s reach; last of the women who helped raise her—gone     eyes swimming in grief she treads in desperation to keep from drowning  

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#412 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   reverence beyond words as I begin to sculpt the World Trade Center         art’s silent prayer for the souls and families of so many dead    

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#411 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku   nature’s cruel hunger raining down into the day swallowing sunshine     insatiable rain consuming all bright colors and spitting out gray     standing in my room praying for change; then I do what I always … Continue reading

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#410 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   corners of regret dark echoes of a song I never learned to sing     scratching at prayers that sit beneath my anger can’t seem to reach God  

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