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~~ 1 ~~
waking one more time
to the familiar nightmare—
seven years of drought
~~ 2 ~~
her whole life askew
all her dreams in disarray—
end of their affair
~~ 3 ~~
a steady right hand—
the helmsman at the tiller
guiding the ship home
~~ 4 ~~
In the fairy tale
about the furry creature,
not one hair is lost.
~~ 5 ~~
learning the dark side
as three unhappy sisters
trade sinister tales
~~ 6 ~~
sanguinary song
upon withdrawing his sword
from his vanquished foe
~~ 7 ~~
the pull of the moon
tugging the sea from the shore
closer to the stars
~~ 8 ~~
weary white flowers
drooping over the gilt edge
of the purple vase
~~ 9 ~~
behind the guesthouse
a path leading to nowhere
in particular
~~ 10 ~~
these fleeting moments
in which to scribble haiku—
unexpected gift
~~ 11 ~~
locked forever
in the cage of her longing
for things out of reach
~~ 12 ~~
in apple harvest
agile pickers in the trees
plucking crimson fruit

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Poetry Pantry #248
More Sunday’s Whirligig #3


Posted on April 20, 2015, in 5-7-5, Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. What a mix…i sense both freedom and captivity…perhaps the last verse gives me hope that freedom will prevail

  2. A variety here. Seven years of drought could be looked upon on both objectively and metaphorically. I like the one about the sea being tugged by the moon.


  3. it is a nice mix of haiku. the reference to drought resonated (for me) throughout

  4. Masterly, as usual. My favourites are 7 and 8

  5. Let’s longing for apples would be the more tangible of all… ~ magical fleeting moments in 7,8,9

  6. Lovely thoughts here…I especially love finding a path to nowhere.

  7. The image of the the sinister tales becomes so real, as are the path leading nowhere…

  8. A wonderful Monday treat for me…

  9. Graphic as ever your selection of haiku are so visual when read.

  10. i like how the connection of each haiku – from being a prisoner to being a free

  11. The 10th really hits the spot.

  12. I like the “happily ever after” in number four 🙂

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