Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Swing Haiku July 14, 2013 · by mindlovemisery/ · in Haiku, Poetry, Senryu. ·


Virtue cast aside
I am too far from Canaan
To become a star
Heaven shrinks and swells
Depending on the angle
Of my intentions
Blurry Monet sky
Braided chains unraveling
Blinding pirouettes
I summon the wind
Sunburnt thighs pumping madly
Icarus’ first flight
You stand nonchalant
In the seat of a worn swing
Swaying my resolve
On a wooden plank
I sail above elvish trees
Queen of the forest
When I was a kid my dad sent me to day camp to learn how to make Native American pottery the swing set was in a clearing in the woods so I used to imagine the trees were my minions when I was swinging...


Friday, July 5, 2013

Mom’s Vacation by Kathy Kenney-Marshall

My mom took me out to the drive-in.
She took me to Zanzibar Lake.
We went to a reptile pavilion,
where we saw an enormous white snake.
She took me to play at the playground,
where we stayed all day long in the sun.
And even though I got a sunburn,
the pain was worth all of the fun.
We went to a dozen new movies.
I laughed till pop shot from my nose.
We stopped at a butterfly garden,
and I caught one with two of my toes.
We went for a ride on a ferry,
then went on a mountainous hike.
And then we went to a museum,
and we went for some rides on my bike.
My mom took me into the forest.
We camped out in spite of the rain.
My mom stubbed her toe on a boulder
and swore like a trucker from pain.
She took me to Animal Kingdom.
Then we went to the new public pool.
My mother can’t wait till September
for a rest when I go back to school.