Friday, February 10, 2006

Night haiku

The summer evening
caresses my senses; how
can I sleep alone?

On a night like this,
lying in the long grass, he
turned to me and smiled.


Clouds hide the full moon,
the cat creeps slowly towards
her prey: life or death?

Midnight: caught in the
headlights, an urban fox slips
between the parked cars.


Still dark, yet nearby
a blackbird sings; liquid notes
spill into the dawn.

At sunrise the breeze
stirs the windchimes; there is
laughter in my dreams.


Blogger Jean said...

wow. gorgeous.

11:21 am  
Anonymous Becca said...

lovely ...

3:55 pm  
Blogger She's Like Heroin said...

This is beautiful and haunting. Whenever I visit your blog, I'm happy that I did so.

4:10 pm  
Anonymous ginkgo said...

I rather like the last, in particular.

5:08 pm  
Blogger MB said...

I love these, Mary. Well done! Very evocative. It's not always easy to pack enough into those 17 syllables, but you do with these, and the pairs work very nicely.

Did you see my poem today?? I laugh at how we are sometimes on the same wavelength.

6:18 pm  
Blogger rdl said...

oh i really like this!! nice!

4:56 am  
Blogger leslee said...

Ah, these are wonderful!

6:51 pm  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Windchimes as laughter... for me, one of those moments when you think, "Oh! Yes! Exactly!" and you feel like you've just experienced a little instant of perfection.

12:33 am  
Blogger MB said...

Mary, I'm reading these again and just want to say that I really admire how you managed the breaks at the end of the second line... in EACH ONE! What you did lends such impact to the last word of the second line and then the image of the third line. Brava!

1:24 am  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

I love how they work together, one deepening the other, or separately. very fine work.

4:26 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you all for your comments. Very much appreciated.

Jessie: Welcome and thank you :-)

8:02 pm  
Blogger Dale said...

Whoa! I had no idea you were such a poet. You've been hiding your light under a bushel, amiga.

11:21 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

Dale: coming from you, that's a real compliment, thank you.

7:51 am  
Blogger mattwilson said...

these are all very very good but you did them wrong.

3:26 am  

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