I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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31 October 2007

Faces in the flames: haiku and things for October 2007


Faces in the flames
rising as the smoke rises.
Visions, memories …


October gets loud.
Earth movers outside all day,
and nights of thunder.


The earth our mother
will survive us delinquents,
but will we survive?


In the quiet night
the lights and the fading drone
of one car passing.


Here, clouds and lightning,
the gush of baptismal rain
sudden, swift and soft.

From across the world
mountains of fast-moving flame
shock our TV screens.

© Rosemary Nissen-Wade 2007

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