January Whirl

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~~ 1 ~~
 
casting my anchor
in some faraway harbor—
perhaps Rotterdam
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
winter’s first full moon
keeping her awake for hours
in her lumpy bed
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
a buffeting wind—
three fragile little sparrows
fight to stay aloft
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
raising her wineglass
at her lonely sojourn’s end
among the living
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
first dream of the year
mulberry tree near the gate
heavy with new fruit
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
sudden gust of wind—
three facts fly out the window
landing in the street
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
action, inaction—
even the undertaker
stops to eye the wound
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
breaking the needle
so she will not be able
to get her next fix
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
a scathing letter
sent from a neighboring state
ten cents postage due
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
her favorite team
tasting defeat once again—
winter’s first full moon
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
willing to risk all
for the sake of one blossom—
gardener in spring
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
hit with aftershocks
from shifting tectonic plates
an old house crumbles

 
© 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Posted on January 25, 2016, in 5-7-5, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. # 9 may later be a thing of the past. There may not be many letters to deliver anyway! Great haiku set MMT!

    Hank

  2. The # 9 may later be a thing of the past. There may not be many letters to deliver anyway! Great haiku set MMT!

    Hank

  3. It would be good to flee reality..the needle takes you so far but can never be home..this is like a process of thoughts throughout a day..the challenges..the uncertainty..the starkness of reality few admit..thank heavens for wine in the evening

  4. “Three facts fly out the window” is a meaningful line. There is a connectedness in your series!

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