Haiku Sequence

Frank Tassone has set a big catch-up challenge. Ten prompts in one. In order they are:

sea bass
Veteran’s day
indian summer
beaver moon
witherind wind
winter solstice

My response in the same order:

in the lonely field
arms reach out a perch a plea
wary crows pass by

pool bright
the silver fish turns about
a wish in his mouth

this night lit by fire
to summon and sooth the lost
the dark year begins

memories of those
we never knew—beneath rich
earth the bones sink

sun-fire lingers
at leaves’ edge as if the dark
will never come

when all is ripe
and fallen buds hatch
ready to begin again

across the face
milk-pale soft wings sweep
an owl caress

cold east roars
in the ears of the trees
last leaves ripped away

more lights lit
in the dark of the year
dance among shadows

in balance
with this dark the hope
in light’s return


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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