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Incomplete Haiku

INCOMPLETE HAIKU

The moon is still dark
I know what is still missing
It’s five syllables!

Chan (23a)

CHAN

Night and day
The sun and the moon
Space and time
Black and white
The dog barks, the cat miaows
What a performance!

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Shadorma November

Clair De Lune

CLAIR DE LUNE

Silence … unhurried
Silences within silence
The moon … listening
…..
…..

A Chinaman Howls And Moons The Circling

A CHINAMAN HOWLS AND MOONS THE CIRCLING

How Ling
China man
Moon madness
Madness moon

Circle ever
Lunar ticktock
Ebb flow
Menses tide

Life affirming
Two together
Make One
Supreme Ultimate

Make One
Supreme Ultimate
Life affirming
Two together

Ebb flow
Menses tide
Circle ever
Lunar ticktock

Moon madness
Madness moon
How Ling
China man

Selene

SELENE

Sandy shore swept clean
The prima ballerina
Awaits her cue … “Shush”

The waves whisper; the clouds part
Her beauty lights up the stage

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This tanka sprang to life in response to a magnificant haiku composed by Betty Hayes Albright. In posting it here, I felt it was best to also re-expose that.

So, with her permission:

Haiku #17

Tides rise and curtsy
as the sea does a ballet
with old diva moon.

The original can be found at

http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/haiku-16-2/.

If you are not following Betty’s work, take it from me that you are missing out big style.

No Match For The Poet I’m Afraid

NO MATCH FOR THE POET I’M AFRAID

Struck by the moon, the stars, the night
Their cryptic messages, their laden secrets
Stricken by their fathomless mysteries
Assay some ham-fisted interpretation, then
Slink away, disheartened, hoping no one saw
Some misstep shatters even that lame illusion
Wiser to tread more carefully … or never venture
Beyond the closed windows of a silent room

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