Haiku Whirl

124

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oil painting –

the seated man pauses

for the ages

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wet sidewalk-

reflecting  city lights

inky sky

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planting a tree- the hole too close to the house

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fire pit-

feathery sparks

chasing mosquitos

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sucking

scarlet bee balm –

summer drink

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bamboo shoots sway

keeping time

with the shadows

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an old woman

doubting every step

lost in the woods

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Seated Man by Picasso

(The Seated Man  – inspiration for the first poem, this was painted by Picasso late in his life, when he was confined to a wheelchair)

For Sunday Whirl #124

For Carpe Diem ” Imagination #6 Picasso’s ‘The Seated Man’ “

Kikaku’s ‘A Flock of Swallows’

The inspiration poem:

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above the sea

           a rainbow, erased by

      a flock of swallows

                   Kikaku

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My offerings:

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across the lake

                     a cloud of gnats disappears

    into the swallows

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outside the window –

a mockingbird, erasing

the silence

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my joie de vivre – swallowed by another heat wave

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©2013 Wabi Sabi

For Carpe Diem ” ‘Kikaku’s ‘a flock of swallows’ “