Tuesday, August 23, 2011

5 NEW HAIKU and 1 Old Free Verse


overnight the bloom
has emerged in the garden
morning’s pink trumpet

he kneels silently
bow and arrow on the ground
waiting for the word

much more powerful
for Life to give him the word
than for me to say

no one can inform him
with such clarity and truth
as his own two eyes

he has awestruck me
once again with his insight
into his reality

TODAY YOU ARE A MAN

We defined manhood too narrowly, and now,
You are watching its realities rip wide
Through your life.
Concentrate.

I am awestruck, that you remain standing,
But I am also not surprised that you hold.
You are strong,
Concentrate.

Feel the Samurai blood, the Viking blood
Pulse through your veins as you face the dragon.
Clear your mind.
Concentrate.

I watch in silence. It’s not my battle.
Alone is the way for the lessons to burn.
In your soul.
Concentrate.

Today, you are man and I am woman as 
Strong as any man. And equal to the fight!
Say nothing.
Concentrate.

I fight the urge to run to you and help.
But that would let the Dragon win.
Stay silent.
Concentrate

And if I never see your face again.
And cannot share the moment of triumph.
I’m with you.
Concentrate

1 comment:

  1. at last! a haiku! but present tense better.

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