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')


These poems are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here.

7 February 2012

NaHaiWriMo 2012 Week One

February is National Haiku Writing Month — except it's international — hosted on facebook, with prompts, by Michael Dylan Welch.

Feb. 1: apple

one bite
out of the apple
squirts juice


Feb. 2: boat

moored
three masts
moonlit


Feb 3: catfish

I cannot catch
the unseen catfish
in verse


Feb. 4: any kind of dog.

small timberwolf
self-possessed as a cat
I still miss you


Feb. 5: egg

eating the unborn
I prefer brown skins
in eggs as in men


Feb. 6: frame

only at the joints
of this expansive structure
we see the fine bones


Feb 7: grief

reports of her death
greatly exaggerated
grief instantly cured

(details of 7)

1 comment:

  1. feb. 7 gave me a chuckle:) nice to see someone from my online poetry community participating in this challenge and sharing their beautiful words via a blog. i am writing an "american sentence" every day during feb., in the spirit of this challenge xo

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