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Half a Whirl with Yeats

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The first line of each haiku or senryu is taken from “A Prayer for My Daughter” by William Butler Yeats.
 

This week’s whirling words are: damp, trapped, husk, shook, bring, corners,
bundles, climbed, bolts, storm, remain, ash

 
 


May she be granted
bundles of inspiration
and perseverance.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Minds that I have loved
crumbled to ash long ago—
flowered serpent, come.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
May her bridegroom bring
in the covert of his hand
trembling wrens of joy.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Is no obstacle
present to be climbed over?
Then I shall make one!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Upon the tower
three guards remain in waiting,
lest the foe appear.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Many a poor man
has taken the damp towpath
and lost his footing.

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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