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D. L. Finn review Midnight Haiku

D. L. Finn, a prolific author whose work spans many genres, from children’s fiction to horror and poetry, reviews my new book… “Midnight Haiku” is a thought-provoking collection. Seven Haikus accompany a beautiful photograph. There are 365 poems, one for … Continue reading

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No ghosts remembered No permission sought for death No pardon asked No oaks will grow in grace here Profit sang a louder song The hedgerows have been uprooted. The avenue of stately oaks felled and carted away, mud-caked and unmourned … Continue reading

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Gold #midnighthaiku

A sovereign master Summoning the traveller Golden dawn rises The treasure of my being Pays my passage to the Light  

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Captured #midnighthaiku

Beauty beyond age Serenity beyond grief A delicate touch Medieval mastery Capturing a mother’s heart * The wall painting here can be found at the little church of All Saints in Burton Dasset… a place I visited with friends some … Continue reading

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Philosophy… #midnighthaiku

Wisdom or folly Feeding those who pick our bones Offering ourselves When you visit the table You seek no more than a meal *  

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morning libation honey embalms the moment awakening dreams caught in eternal amber time yet drinks the wine of life The sun rises over sea and field, winter and summer, seen and unseen behind the veil of clouds, turning all it … Continue reading

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Gifts #midnighthaiku

* Flames consume endings Ancestral rhythms flicker Cleansing tomorrow Each dawn brings a new story Holding a gift at its heart * For Colleen’s tanka challenge  

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Remembered #midnighthaiku

Mist and memory Dreams of other worlds and times Touch of joy remains Heart lifts when I remember Rain upon a mountaintop

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Found #midnighthaiku

Wild places calling Memories whisper of home Longing torn in two Cloistered and sheltered waiting Freedom found only within  

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Brave #midnighthaiku

Delicate petals Defying appearances Wears summer colours Exotic fragility Braves winter to reveal strength

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