The ‘Eyes’ Have It

Haiku Heights
 
 

long ago I learned
flower gardens have no eyes—
butterflies rejoice
 
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eyes wet with weeping
old beggar takes up her post—
at once her bowl sings
 
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Her mother’s footsteps—
quickly she closes her eyes,
feigning deep sleep.
 
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three cups of coffee
to open my sleepy eyes—
a splash of vodka
 
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caress with your eyes
the skin of the blushing pear—
seductive healer
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Back to the village
she races, eyes wide open—
she has seen The One!
 
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three singing children
lifting their eyes with longing—
hungry little wrens
 
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Down by the river,
far away from prying eyes—
take me there, my love.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
When the book is done,
you’ll have eyes for me again—
until then, you write.
 
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After the battle,
he rubbed his eyes in wonder—
nothing stays the same.
 
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Crossing the river
she keeps her eyes averted
from the hungry crocs.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
A widow appears,
her brown eyes red with weeping
for her man, now gone.

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The April Heights: “Eyes” (Poet’s Choice)
 
More We Write Poems: NaPoWriMo #29

Posted on April 28, 2012, in haiku, Haiku Heights, NaPoWriMo, senryu, The April Heights 2012, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Eyes most beautiful topic expressed very naturally with so many different views. Awesome.

  2. a beautiful set of Haiku MMT…

    PS: your post title reminded me of a sweet short story by Ruskin Bond… 🙂

  3. I cant choose my favorite! Amazing talent u hav!
    Drowning in ennui – A Haiku

  4. Very different take altogether!

  5. A very moving collection of emotional moments!

  6. I couldn’t pick a favourite today as I like them all. I did choose a line though “at once her bowl sings” Thank you.

  7. Wonderful lines…I like them all.

  8. Excellent haiku ~ last one says so much ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

  9. Very very imaginative work encompassing a raft of human emotions.All too good:)

  10. A lovely set of haiku on “eyes”, very well done MMT

  11. Yo, MMT! Thought I’d pop in and say “hello.”

    Glad to see you’re still out here!

  12. Lat haiku haiku stuck the chord deep in the heart, whatta poet you are!

  13. Number 5 is my favourite.

  14. Beautiful set….I loved 3rd one…I did that…Hehe..:D

  15. Amazing. Do you think in Haikus ?

  16. Just lovely. I like so many of them; can’t pick a favorite. They work very well together too.

    Richard

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