Tiny Tales

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~~ 1 ~~
twenty months of drought
the fortitude of pine trees
blackbird’s plaintive song
~~ 2 ~~
At the nursing home
the moody night shift nurses
wait for the next death.
~~ 3 ~~
a broken platter—
crickets jumping at the chance
for dabs of jelly
~~ 4 ~~
on gossamer wings
mist stealing through the forest—
fragile little bird
~~ 5 ~~
Though your life is brief,
you may take a stone in hand
while you are weeping.
~~ 6 ~~
the simple brilliance
of this singular moment—
blue iris blooming
~~ 7 ~~
from the dust of wilderness
healing pools arise.
~~ 8 ~~
the birds that followed Jesus
pecking at my eyes
~~ 9 ~~
birth pangs at midnight
the poem in my belly
kicking to be free
~~ 10 ~~
in a barren land
no pattering of raindrops—
plethora of light
~~ 11 ~~
difficult to see
on the dark and stormy way—
stories no one tells
~~ 12 ~~
first evening shadows
creeping into dead men’s shoes—
blackbird turns to ash

© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #200
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 159

Posted on May 4, 2014, in 5-7-5, The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. You always put together such an amazing collection of verses! The second one is probably my favourite, even though it is a bit dark.

  2. each one a little story indeed… you manage to pack a lot into your haiku… my fav is the 3rd one with the crickets jumping at the chance for dabs of jelly.. very cool image

  3. Especially like 4, 6, and 9.

  4. A delightful selection once again. The fifth one could well be called “Revenge”

  5. stories of birth and death…like 2,4,6 and 9 most…

  6. Different moods with different hues, lovely

  7. I love the beauty of nature and life as we express . great haikus !

  8. You have excelled yourself. These are stunning !

  9. Oh my goodness, these are especially brilliant this morning. I love the “gossamer wings….fragile little bird”. But the one that takes my breath away is “you may take a stone in hand while you are weeping.” Wow!

  10. I love them all, but 2 and 9 are my favorites. Brava!

  11. Ah.. lovely set.. each a little gem.. but the 5th touched me a lot…

  12. Excellent series!!! “birth pangs at midnight
    the poem in my belly
    kicking to be free” and “Spontaneity—
    from the dust of wilderness
    healing pools arise.” are my favorite picks… but really each haiku is wonderful!

  13. 12 – like stations of a cross to bear..those nighttime nurses scare me the most..one day i think we may all be at their mercy

  14. You are an expert at this…wordled haiku. Love them! Today, I especially liked 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, and 11.

  15. Thought I would hop over here today and am glad I did! These are skillfully written…my faves..5 and 9 😉

  16. These are all so good. It’s difficult to pick only one from the lot, but I think #11 is a true gem. We all have stories we’ll never tell. Things best left in the stormy darkness of the past.

  17. #6 is my favorite of this string of beads. It is Joy.

  18. Wow! SO many wonderful nuggets of wisdom and joy, sorrow and happiness. Thank you

  19. A wonderful grouping of haiku, stunning.

  20. Wonderful….a dozen haiku! A really fantastic job!

  21. this is really wonderful, i have done a wordle in quite a while i must sit down to one this week

    much love…

  22. brilliant. Number 2 really got me thinking

  23. We were lucky as per #2 the care they gave my Mother-in-law before she passed…
    Lovely tales.

  24. These are wave between delightful and poignant!

  25. So rich and full I cannot choose a favorite phrase or line! Your gift overwhelms me.

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