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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30 September 2014

Our Shadows: Erotic haiku September 2014

our shadows
cast by the lantern
rise and fall

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smoke tendrils
curling past my face
his long hair

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moving in rhythm
lost in the rhythm
we are the rhythm


These were written as separate haiku, but they refer to the same occasion and could be read as one poem.

I am submitting them, on 22 Feb. 2015, to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #240


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful sensuality in these haiku, Rosemary. I especially like the third haiku, and I am lost in your words.

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  2. I like these haiku, Rosemary, the sensuality I can feel as well as the love that transpires from your words.

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  3. I picture flickering flames, firelight, shadows....and love.

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  4. Oh I love these.. They are indeed separate but so beautiful.. Especially the middle one spoke to me.

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  5. lovely set full of love...love the images of lantern, shadows and smoke...Beautiful Rosemary...

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  6. "We are the rhythm"
    A beautiful song of oneness and togetherness!

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  7. very sensous, i particurlarly luv the last one
    have a nice Sunday

    much love...

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  8. sensual but with grace and artistry. the last one is a big exclamation point of love :-)

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  9. What a wonderful moment...which flows and moves...like bodies in love...

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  10. this depicts the here and now so wonderfully

    gracias

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  11. ha. we are the rhythm...become the rhythm....love the sense-ual touches throughout....

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  12. wow, sensual.
    showing without telling. :)

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  13. Although subjective, and sensually so, one's objective flickers with the personal, in light of your images. The first haiku is particularly lovely.

    Poppy

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  14. Rosemary,

    Almost an intrusion into a very private moment, in verse. So peaceful and emotional..

    Eileen

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  15. Very much private moments as the shadows mentioned in the first.

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  16. So much emotion in so few words - beautifully done

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  17. Theater of shadows gets the main role ...wow, so expressive!

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  18. I'm so glad you all liked them so much!

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  19. Lovely ~ I especially like the first and last ~ rising and falling in love, becoming one rhythm.

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  20. Gosh. These sensations will linger with me now that your poem has set them moving again.

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