4 Haiku: Summer Rain

featured in the poetry forum July 18, 2021  :: 0 comments

summer rain
a baby sparrow’s
soft chirp

butterflies in silky stem
the fragrance of
plastic roses

immigrant gardener huddled
in a corner
the scent of dried leaves

before diagnosis
the sun protrudes
with its lump-sized flesh

editors note:

Creatures of the same landscape. (We welcome Padmini to our crazy congress of Contributing Poets with this submission. Read more of her madness on her new page – check it out.) – mh clay

My Polished Cabinets

featured in the poetry forum April 6, 2021  :: 0 comments

Before turning into my cabinet
they were teak trees,
their tangled bark
smoothened through many cuts.
I heard they protested with every bruise,
snapped their branches at
every beating they took
and the wind howled when they
were forced out of mother earth.
But, the axe had its way
so that I do not have to work on the floor.
My cabinet now looks ‘pretty’ and
polished, wiping out all traces
of the rough bark, wild and intertwined.

editors note:

Our kitchens come from carnage. Deaf to their cries, we bake our pies. – mh clay

3 Haiku: white, walls, & wings

featured in the poetry forum January 8, 2021  :: 0 comments

spring rain
scent of rain
on the wood white butterfly

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rainy evening
shadow of patterned wings
on dripping walls

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rain aftermath
songbird drying her wings
in the sun

editors note:

In this new year, let’s have sun after rain. – mh clay