Haiku: Nature 3


Opening eyes wide
what is this realm we live in?
Nature will conquer

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Haiku: Nature 2


Nature is simple
Beauty’s given free for all
Beauty simply is

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Haiku: The Bombardier


Doing your duty
Negated conscience see all –
where the night bombs fell

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Poem: The Painter

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Climbing the dune,
wind heavy in our faces.
We squint (or do we smile?),
our laughs and quips
diffuse in the air.

Young legs carry you
ahead to the summit,
where tufts of green cling
to an existence. Then you’re
a sudden lithe silhouette

against a racing sky.
I revel in your victory;
your gentle hand hauls me
up close to ocean eyes,
an elfin smile, teeth

pristine like breakers
on the distant, crashing
shore, that white noise
filling our ears.
To look into you

is to look as men
have done for centuries.
Unchanging heart,
you’re the pearl left
nestling in filth.

So take a look –
can anyone steal time?
An hour here or there,
we leave our footprints,
no foothold anywhere.

I am the painter of this shore –
you are the model.
Again and again,
we return to wrestle
in familiar hues;

deep alizarin crimson,
yellow ochre, phthalo blue,
making it real. Stay in this
moment, we bless and bless.
It has to be you.

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Haiku: Gatekeeper 3

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All turned on its head
Our servants rule over us
At last the worm turns?

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Haiku: The Moon Landing

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Neil, I was there!
You and Buzz lit up my dreams.
So why the long wait?

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Haiku: Nature 1

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Nature is complex
Beauty’s indefinable
Enjoy what it is

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