Haiku: ‘Sentinel Tales’

Standing sentinel
With a given narrative
Who would believe it?

Copyright Francis Barker 2020


Haiku: ‘Nature’s Recycling’

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Patterns of nature
Accepting recycled life
Change is beautiful

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Haiku: ‘Cold Winds’

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Blow cold winds of truth
The new dawn cannot be stopped
Open eyes will see

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Haiku: ‘Voting’

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X marking the spot
Crosshairs homing in on you
Muzzles of silence

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Haiku: ‘Arctic Visitors’

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Skeins from far away
Where tundra has turned to snow
Welcome visitors

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Haibun: ‘Washing Day’

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I hang out the washing,
impatiently pegging
to save time.
Then I sit, fritter and daydream,
watching the wind toss the duvet
of my sleepless night,
pillow cases bellow in panic attack,
before the sudden lashing rain
insists I scamper outside.

Elements changing
Thrashing meandering thoughts
Nature’s clue unsaid

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Haiku: ‘Autumn Lair’

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Haiku: ‘Imposter’

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Where do I belong?
I feel like an imposter
My life was given

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Haiku: ‘Believing, Not Seeing’

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I saw and believed
I heard the word and was saved
It was the wrong guy

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Haiku: ‘Bitter Sweet’

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Cool mists are lurking
Bitter sweet sights of decay
Stillness of the lake

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Haiku: ‘Winter Coming’

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