Whirling with Robert Frost

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The first line of each haiku or senryu is taken from “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.

~~ 1 ~~
I could not travel
the bleak and nebulous roads—
blazing ways I sought.
~~ 2 ~~
Way leads on to way,
even when you’re short of breath
and the timing’s off.
~~ 3 ~~
Be one traveler,
not two or three, divided
in vision and touch.
~~ 4 ~~
in the undergrowth
a torch to cut through darkness
and welcome the light
~~ 5 ~~
in a yellow wood
a broken slab of tombstone
where three wraiths hover
~~ 6 ~~
I shall be telling
an opaque tale that will crush
the strongest of souls.

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 109

Posted on May 19, 2013, in haiku, Robert Frost, senryu, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I really loved the “three wraiths” as it seemed to encourage a conjecture of their purpose of their being there, like a reunion of souls!

  2. Really liked the fifth one the best!! And is the sixth one a continuation? Then my heart skips a beat, but eager to know it all!!

  3. !! Spoken like a true pilgrim!

  4. Reblogged this on The Cheese Whines and commented:
    A few short words can say it all. I, alas, am horrifically verbose and yet manage to say nothing.

  5. You’re in excellent form today. Number 3 is visionary.

  6. Number 5 fascinated my imagination!

  7. The last one gave me chills…

  8. Wow! Color me awed. Frost in ku.

  9. Thanks for your visit. Light in frost and Frost, wraiths, wonderful imagry. I always think of a torch as flame on the end of a stick. But I have gotten used to ‘torch’ as a ‘flashlight’ from my overseas friends. 🙂

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