Saturday, April 21, 2012

Again the Season

Spring:
wildflowers growing
in empty fields.
Again
the season.
Again the joy
of birds dancing
in skies
filled
to the brim
with breathless
longing--
songs
we sing
or live by,
songs
that rise
season after season.

Green
flows back
to leaves' veins;
rain
sweeps, falters,
comes and goes
like
the wings
of flirtatious birds
like
the advent
of another Spring.

Christine Fojas
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prompt: hay(na)ku--which I actually planned on doing at least once this month, so it works out well. The form is a take on the haiku, and is three lines, with 1, 2, and 3 words per line, or the reverse. It was coined by Filipino poet Eileen Tabios.

note: I wrote this at work, because we were unbelievably not busy today. So special thanks to W, my cheerleader! I only changed one bit...

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