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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20 January 2010

The seasons turn: haiku for December 2009


the glow dims
in her cat‘s eyes
when she leaves


lightning and thunder
punctuate our summer
but snow is foreign


the seasons turn
the creek is blue and full
soon we'll swim


a xmas of stars
and dragonflies
who needs Santa?


Inspired by Bette Norcross Wappner’s woodcut:

trees and air
and midnight
falling snow


like my cats
the plants are very still
this hot morning


step by step
we arrive home


early light
through palm fronds
a few more days


Christmas Eve sirens
the firies* drive round tooting
we wave and we cheer

*Aussie for firefighters


summer hots up
the creek’s at high tide
but I’m packing

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