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{un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

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Pettytalk

There be more beyond.

who knows what lies there?

less is more to some

 

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Helen of Annoy

less is more to some

they are content watching both 

sunrise and sunset  

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The Wistman

sunrise and sunset

stitching dream time to the day

pale clouds or hot red

 

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Helen of Annoy

pale clouds or hot red

telling what tomorrow brings 

to the changing leaves 

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The Wistman

to the changing leaves

drift blue wisps from chimneys, flags

of inner warming

 

 

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Pettytalk

of inner warming

radiating outward to spread

love's secrets to some

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The Wistman

love's secrets to some

open all the windows, sun-

light and fragrances

 

 

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Helen of Annoy

light and fragrances

changing common room into 

oriental tent

 

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The Wistman

oriental tent

jewel leaves backlit by sun

mystic thoughts beneath

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Helen of Annoy

mystic thoughts beneath

resting silk and smoke climbing

palpable moonbeam   

 

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The Wistman

palpable moonbeam

slanting through a gap, silver

spotlight strokes old hopes

 

 

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Helen of Annoy

spotlight strokes old hopes

still fallen or still angel

crystal ball won't tell 

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The Wistman

crystal ball won't tell

but hints at causes sprung in

old flames and starlight

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Blue Star

Old flames and starlight

Seventh son of seventh son

Youngest of three girls.

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Pettytalk

Youngest of three girls

her soul divine splendor shines,   

the sun stillborn, compares

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Helen of Annoy

the sun stillborn, compares

soil surrendering to cold

wind daggers in dawn 

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The Wistman

wind daggers in dawn

rose and gold their cloudy hilts

tear off night's curtain

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OverSword

tear off night's curtain

swinging unmentionables

exposed to the air

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Helen of Annoy

exposed to the air

inner workings of machine 

rusty from the tears 

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OverSword

rusty from tears

when we were separated

the knife that I held

 

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Helen of Annoy

the knife that I held

lost its point, earned its place at 

bottom of old chest 

 

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The Wistman

bottom of old chest

sepulcher of lost worlds now

hosts a mouse's nest

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OverSword

Hosts a mouses nest

that large box in my closet

full of children's books

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The Wistman

full of children's books

quiet now the school house dreams

softly, flocked with dust

 

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Helen of Annoy

softly, flocked with dust

curtain fell, fat lady sings

louder than sirens  

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