Evening Haiku: Peace

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If peace rules the heart
then the whole world will be still
Glory in silence

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Times Are Changing

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The times are changing
I’m going back to the one
The silent centre
is where I reside with you
my own defender and friend

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Poem ‘Meditation’

Sometimes I hate you, I must
avert my eyes.

Other times I love you
and I’m crazy, I can’t leave you
alone.

Mostly though I’m indifferent,
you’re something there out
of my window on any
random day,
like the sparrows who chat huddled
side by side
on their privet hedge.

But whether you’re friend, enemy
or mere acquaintance, you are all
outsiders—
intruders in this precious
secret space

poem © copyright David F. Barker 2012