Haiku and Senryu: A Second Half-Dozen



Our plaid shopping bags
we empty in the kitchen—
peaches, pears and plums.
~~ ~~ ~~
In perfect silence
she returned one spring morning,
full of grace and truth.
~~ ~~ ~~
What she has to learn
is how to work the metal
while it is still hot.
~~ ~~ ~~
woolly little lumps
flung across the mountainside—
my sheep are grazing
~~ ~~ ~~
On a moonless night
she prefers to dance alone
down a nameless street.
~~ ~~ ~~
Daughter of the moon,
in the courtyard filled with smoke
I see you dancing.

© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Poetry Pantry #90
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Posted on March 5, 2012, in haiku, senryu, The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. The especially like the last 2 haiku sets. With your words, dancing on a moonless night is vivid in my mind.

  2. daryledelstein

    As always I am envious of your way with words

  3. I love the one about working metal!

  4. There’s a kernel of truth in each of them. I like the first one especially.

  5. Wow! MMT these are really great I especially love the second and last of this series of senryu. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Yes, I love this, earch a truth, from kitchen to mountain side.

  7. The second is my favorite. I think I have it memorized. 🙂 I’m glad you completed the dozen. Your haiku are inspiring, compassionate, heartfelt, etc. I love my visits to your blog.

  8. As always, truly mystical and inspiring!

  9. These are all lovely, MMT! “Work the metal while it is still hot” suggests so many truths and “woolly little lumps” is a great description! My favorite begins: “On a moonless night.”

  10. Ooooh! The courtyard filled with smoke absolutely transported me to a time and place. Can’t explain it – just a synapse firing, and a lovely one at that. Thanks so much for the variety of visions! Amy

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