lovers arrive with petals in bloom soon depart as flowers wilt stars fall when perfumed nights fade Summer a carousel of delight ends, too finished with tarnished trinkets of ephemeral love she learns in winter to accept the hand holding only a warm heart Image: Ilya Repin – “What freedom!” 1903
push and pull of ocean tidesrestores her tired limbsevening strolls in old-growth forestssoothes her grieving heartdappled dew on wildflower bloomsunfurls her tangled thoughtsthen on her journey’s endshe whispers to the windthe love you give so freelysaves me yet again Image: “Wheat Field with Cypresses,” Van Gogh, 1889
Delighted that my haiku was included in Haiku Dialogue- Under the March Moon—Half Moon of the Haiku Foundation. Thank you to guest editor Carole MacRury for selecting it.
Many thanks to the editors at The Heron’s Nest for including my work in the current issue.Read all of the wonderful poets included: https://theheronsnest.com/March2023/index.html early morning snow the sounds of this childless home
Marc Chagall, “Around Her,” 1945