Lowering Sky: a haiku sequence

 

                                                                   low cloud
                                                                   swallows skim
                                                                   the tallest grass stalks

                                                                                *

                                                                   first raindrops
                                                                   names on the memorial stone
                                                                                                                  clearer

                                                                                *

                                                                   in the rose garden
                                                                   only a bee
                                                                   braves the thorns

                                                                                *

                                                                   two boys
                                                                   in the shadow of the fig tree
                                                                   boxing

                                                                                *

                                                                  deep in thought
                                                                  the wind turns
                                                                  my page

                                                                               *

                                                                                photograph by Cindy Keong

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4 responses to “Lowering Sky: a haiku sequence

  1. Fantastic, Graham – and Cindy’s image too, a perfect fit. ‘first raindrops’ and ‘two boys’ and ‘in the rose garden’ are especially enjoyable, hell, all of ’em!

  2. Really love these…wonderful images created with the words you present.

  3. swallows bring
    the Spring sky low
    where the lawn grows

  4. Great collection – especially love the last one

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