Haiku sequence: Pearls


In the deep water,

pale reflection of the moon,

or a single pearl?


Fingers dipped, shatter,

the silver moon runs away,

a tide of ripples.


Shells and pebbles glint,

moonlight among the seaweed,

night sky full of pearls.


Trailing fingers mesh,

catching moonbeams seamed with pearls,

night treasures gleaming.


In the deep water,

your long ago face still smiles,

with black pearls for eyes.

Haiku challenge: Bridge & Move

A late entry to Ronovan’s haiku challenge, but I finally did it. What looked like an easy prompt turned out to be quite difficult—for me anyway. Thanks, Ronovan for making my brain work so hard!

Gouache by Franz Niklaus König


The day the bridge fell
river ran free unfettered
eternal motion.

Bridge spans the gulf
stars wheel in endless movement
bringing dreams to birth.

On the bridge light moves
across the rushing river
morning star fading.