Tag Archives: cycle of life

Looking out

With half an eye to a handsome face… Rugged, smooth or touched with grace… Or a pretty dress I’d love to wear, A pair of heels, a style of hair… I’m seventeen, or twenty three… Or would have been Were … Continue reading

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Housekeeping #midnighthaiku

Unseen in shadow Feasting on death and decay Nature’s clean-up crew * Belly of the beast Transforming death to life Cycle continues *

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Loss #midnighthaiku

Growth and destruction A necessary cycle Seldom understood Grief dims the heart’s true vision Each ending a beginning

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Perpetual canon

My eyes open on a world of changing seasons Dancing to a song of life in death and death in life Where reason is the rhythm. My eyes may close in wakeful sleep My soul will dance Where rhythm is … Continue reading

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Snow in summer

I stood like a mountain Astride the plain Watching with slow eyes As life passed beneath me. Feeling the seasons on my skin, Each year a mere frisson, And the years passed Until snow silenced me. I waited immobile For … Continue reading

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Finale #midnighthaiku

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Haunting #midnighthaiku

There are many burial mounds dotted around the ancient landscape of Avebury, echoing perhaps, in miniature, the great mound of Silbury Hill. Some are round barrows, others sheem to shadow the shape of the ceremonial stone axes that have been … Continue reading

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Flying high

There was a heron in the garden when I arrived at my son’s home a little before eight o’clock. It stood on the deck, almost as tall as me, and looked me in the eye. For a moment there was … Continue reading

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Container gardeners

The sun rose this morning on a misty world, finding its way through scattered clouds. Although the air is chill, yet there is a feeling of spring burgeoning with determined inevitability in the hedgerows and fields.  Houses huddle together for … Continue reading

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Bones #midnighthaiku

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