Haiku: Cloudy Wednesday

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There is no dead space

Emptiness, illusory

Every moment breathes

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As a poem lays down

On white sheets, so too will I

Rhyme my enigma?

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My ink, sopping wet

Will quench the ravenous fire

Behind your iris

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Even the strongest

Tallest tree who ever lived

Had to learn to bend

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Dead leaves whispering

Cackling like old woman

With brittle humor

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The following is a poem whereby each stanza is a haiku, because I see no reason why I can’t play with the rules of poetry form:

A wild bird in hand

Is certainly no better

Than two in a bush

 

Don’t we admire

Such untamed beauty simply

Because it is free?

 

Unconstrained by land

Forces of Earth’s gravity

Are lightly cast off

 

Is it jealousy

For the lawless joy of flight

That hoods the red hawk?

 

A canary sings

In his gilded cage so sweet

Only to find love

 

Not to give you joy

Because he is thankful for

The clean newspaper

 

His door left ajar

Will reveal his true nature

In a blink, he’s gone

 

And tell me this, Love

Was he not more lovely still

In those clear blue skies?

 

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