Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I love the simplicity and the fullness of Haiku. Here are some I have written over the years.

A lavender bloom
Cloaked in drops of morning dew
Bows in reverence…

The sun shining on
Tadpoles jumping from the banks
Of a secret lake.

The snake slides closer
Toward its unsuspecting prey
Silenced by the dew.

The sky grew dark; and
Mountains rumbled, as we made
Love before the gods.

Time: an abstraction
In which humans claim their worth
To the universe.

Like unfurling rose
Petals reaching for the warm
Sun our love blossoms.

When we parted, the
Mountains crumbled, the oceans
Died and the skies wept.

Night embraced his sweet
Lover-earth before crying,
“Aurevoir amour!”

Black ribbon unfolds
Before me, leading me to
Exotic new lands.

Winds blowing tendrils
Of hair into numerous
Swimming octopi.

Tiny suns bursting
Forth from a canopy of
Green: Dandelions.

Surprise arctic winds
Caressing tepid waters
Giving birth to steam.

Moonbeams capering
Over dewy fields, chasing
Creatures of the night.

Playing peek-a-boo
With the stars, gliding swiftly
Between clouds: the moon.

On the ridge above,
Leaves rustle, rocks slide; stillness.
Looking, I see deer.

Sparkling diamonds on
Black velvet, bountiful gems
Of the universe.


At 10:15 AM, Blogger D L Ennis said...

These are Great...they are wonderful!


At 10:31 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Thanks, DL. I am glad you enjoyed them:)


At 3:32 PM, Blogger B O B said...

The Japanese had a way with art. Less they thought meant more. So I leave you with this.


At 5:00 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Thank you, Bob. You are too kind.



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