Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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

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Virtue cast aside
I am too far from Canaan
To become a star
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Heaven shrinks and swells
Depending on the angle
Of my intentions
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Blurry Monet sky
Braided chains unraveling
Blinding pirouettes
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I summon the wind
Sunburnt thighs pumping madly
Icarus’ first flight
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You stand nonchalant
In the seat of a worn swing
Swaying my resolve
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On a wooden plank
I sail above elvish trees
Queen of the forest
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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...



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