Another Whirl with Solomon

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Each tiny poem begins with a line from Chapter 2 of “Song of Solomon,” taken from the King James Bible.
 
 


 
~~ 1 ~~
 
the singing of birds
gathering worms for their chicks
in the hidden nests
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
the rain is over
for seven years and a day—
empty husks rattle
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
upon the mountains
a rich harvest of pollen
from the cedar trees
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
voice of the turtle
bent and broken with sorrow
as it plods along
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the little foxes
able to fend for themselves
but choosing not to
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
the winter is past—
a breeze rising from the south
coaxes seeds to sprout
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
shadows flee away
leaving darkness in their wake
on the barren plain
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
among the lilies
scattered patches of hoarfrost—
summer comes too soon
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
among the lilies
the skin of an animal
taken by surprise
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
the secret places—
how alluring their splendor
to famished spirits
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
the banqueting house
where secular debates rage
over cups of wine
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
lily among thorns—
to all who gaze upon it,
enchanting its ways

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #229
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 189

Posted on November 30, 2014, in 5-7-5, The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Good poem, beautiful haikus!

  2. Wonderful, as always. #10 really strikes a chord with me.

  3. I especially like the sorrowing turtle and the little foxes!!

  4. I loved all of them…each one rich with imagery and emotion…wonderful.

  5. Famished spirits feast on secret places! Lovely imagery. I am in awe of how much time and hard work must go into these.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you. Sometimes they come to me quickly, and sometimes they don’t. That’s the writing life! 😉

      On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  6. Each perfection but I like number five….

  7. Very nice set. I like number 10.

  8. These are all so beautiful! I love the skin of an animal taken by surprise. What a wonderful source to take inspiration from .

  9. Beautiful collection!

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