Ito En -The Art of Haiku Contest 2016

first light
chatter of a goldfinch
opening day lilies

March 2016 Semifinalist

marble sky
from horizon to horizon
a threat of hail

April 2016 Semifinalist

firefly
Dad’s cigar flickers
in the dark

August 2016 Semifinalist

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In The Time Before Dawn

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In the time before dawn
the sky is another  country,
all purple and windy, 
with a strand of pink haze
 wrapped around the horizon,
embracing the morning star,
 snuffing out her beauty
like a candle tilting in the bruised wind;

the gulls write their story
across the snow clouds,
their crying captures a word- juggler
in time’s lonely aspect
sustaining her in the warp and weft of the storm.

The poet planned an epic tale,
woven out of the fugue state of winter
sent by the devils of the night,
but her meager notes mention
only that the sky is still another country,
all  purple and windy,
even after dawn.

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©2014 Wabi Sabi

For Sunday Whirl -# 145

For Poets United – pantry