Haiku: ‘Tuesday Dank’

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Weather matching moods
Analogous depression
Dankness wall to wall

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

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Perspectives on Rain’

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Rain seals the darkness
Roosting birds watch silently
Humans mourn the day

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‘Rain’ a Poem

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Contemplate the rain, this fleeting season,
changes I can do nothing about.
Sitting, watching, listening; the hanging drops
on vacant washing lines and leaves,
all testimony to nature,
that the laws of men may come and go,
yet eternal truths stand starkly before us:
Our choice to ignore.
The harder I try the less I get in return.
But the gentle rush of rain brings it back,
the raucous calls of crows
sitting in out in shedding trees;
the clutter of my mind
stands between what is me
and my self.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku Poetry: ‘Forest Fire’

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No rain for two months
The summer was long and hot
Nature’s innocence

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

‘The Silence’ — a poem

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The gentle rush of rain
breaks the silence,
soon joined by the cat lapping —
unseen.
Then both are gone;
I watch the miles thick cloud
parading overhead,
dark autumn leviathans
shunting in from the west. Yes,
sometimes the silence gets to me,
it isn’t what I crave.
A silent mind is creative, some say,
then how is darkness a friend?

Copyright Francis Barker 2020a creator fond of poetry

Haiku: Weeping Sky

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The clouds are weeping
There’s barely a breath of wind
Dankness is the day

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Rain Cat

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When it starts to rain
I am reminded of you
soaked on windowsills
You’d love to go out in rain
Now the wet garden’s empty

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Poem: Tethered

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The sodden flag won’t fly in the rain
no matter which way the wind blows
They’ve hung it upside down
without thought or care
except to state some kind of patriotism
their piece of earth
which they can still call home

I could tell them I suppose
let them get to know
their pedantic neighbour
who only speaks to complain
like all the other tethered goats
staring blankly out at swelling puddles
which spoil the well tended lawns

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Haiku: Rain

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It’s cool and raining
but I am not complaining
The heat’s been draining

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Haiku: Rain

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Waiting for the rain,
don’t go out there, just in case
Once outside, it rains

copyright Leofwine Tanner 2019

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