Haiku and Senryu: Take Two


I am still bemused
by the weightless little texts
she sent to my phone.
Visions came to her,
pulsations of light and air
on a fine blue cord.
her soulful music
tumbling from a wooden flute—
dragon-slaying notes
Winter’s iron grip
has left me gasping for breath—
still the horses graze.
Find a spacious place
undisturbed by fox or crow—
dance yourself to sleep.
In your feeble hands
hold the fiery elements—
they will give you strength.
rare apple blossoms
fragrant as a baby’s breath—
such milky sweetness
This cruel evening
my apple trees are burning—
rapid their demise.
From the fertile soil
I dug a fresh enigma—
or was it a beet?
Released from my hand,
you fluttered and fell to earth,
wren with broken wing.
One glass of cognac,
and I speak to three foxes—
the vixens just smile.
moonless winter night—
I groan from a spasm of grief
clawing at my heart

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More The Sunday Whirl poems, Wordle 34 here
More The Poetry Pantry #79 poems here
More Poetry Picnic Week 17 here

More The Purple Treehouse haiku here

Posted on December 12, 2011, in Haiku My Heart, Poetry Picnic, The Poetry Pantry, The Purple Treehouse, The Sunday Whirl. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. very beautiful imagery of these Haikus.

  2. So heart-wrenching…and beautiful.
    You are a master wordsmith. ♥♥♥

  3. Again a nice series of haiku and senryu Magical Mystical Teacher, thank you for sharing these.

  4. This is very warm and welcoming! Thank you for sharing!

    Erick Flores

  5. Another fine set of verses, mmt. The one with the cognac and foxes made me smile. 🙂

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