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{un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

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Overdueleaf

crescent moon rising

silver tipped needles pierce air

heaven's tears rain down

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Helen of Annoy

heaven's tears rain down

wrinkled faces of giants  

sensing change in air 

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The Wistman

sensing change in air

maple trees turn up their leaves

flickering of light

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Helen of Annoy

flickering of light

without effort answered by  

pupils of a cat  

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The Wistman

pupils of a cat

change like phases of the moon

patterns in the stream

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Helen of Annoy

patterns in the stream

once upon the time that will 

come with morning dew 

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The Wistman

come with morning dew

in your fur oh visitors

hopping with my heart

 

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Helen of Annoy

hopping with my heart

can these shadows disturb dust 

upon old oak chest 

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The Wistman

upon old oak chest

woodpecker trips a rhythm

slim limbs start shaking

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slim limbs start shaking

little birds complaining still

sounds like hymn to life  

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sounds like hymn to life

choruses of katydids

rippling brook, playing

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Helen of Annoy

rippling brook, playing 

with reflections and shadows 

theatre of light  

 

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theatre of light

backyard strung with moonshadows

owl's soliloquies

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Helen of Annoy

owl's soliloquies 

whole forest listens, each hears

what they think they should 

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what they think they should

existential dramas fed

by the soft wind's scents

 

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Helen of Annoy

by the soft wind scents

goes the night towards the dawn 

crickets send me home  

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crickets send me home

suspended on their mantras

heedless of my wounds

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Helen of Annoy

heedless of my wounds 

sunflowers follow stage light 

mother sighs: lost crop

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mother sighs: lost crop

as crows descend for feasting

mice get leftovers

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mice get leftovers 

watching their whole world atop

the highest dead stalk 

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the highest dead stalk

what goes up must come down - old

yews watch, secretive

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yews watch, secretive

the gentle way earth takes back

broken pottery        

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broken pottery

finds old purpose in the loam

changing form to form

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Helen of Annoy

changing form to form 

butterfly, gracing dreams ripe  

with awakening 

 

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with awakening

all the streams draw into one

bubbles float on top

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