tanka

tanka--
small songs I sing
to join
my voice to other voices
hidden in the grass

Thursday, August 30, 2012

[peach blossoms . . .]

peach blossoms
against the slate sky
of her blindness—
she asks
when will they bloom


red lights June 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

[locked in the curio cabinet . . .]

locked
in the curio cabinet
of my heart . . .
a Dresden shepherdess
still spilling summer flowers



Simply Haiku 10:1, summer 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

[every summer . . .]

every summer
an orioles’ nest
suspended
at the tip of a branch
my dreams of flying



Simply Haiku 10:1, summer 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

[goats' eyes . . .]

goats’ eyes
deep marbled spheres
of blue and gold
the cosmos
tugging at my zipper pull

Atlas Poetica 11, March 2012