Haiku: ‘The Colours of Our Soul’

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Communion’

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The shaman in me
Collecting wood for the fire
Fall’s communion

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Haiku: Ascent

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Because it is there
The brave or foolish ascend
Fear conquers the will

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Poem: Host

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Outside I sensed you, 
just a little warmth in the wind, 
perhaps a whisper of something said 
in a distant age - your rage against time. 


You are all around us some say, 
looking for a host, a creed 
I won't subscribe to 
in my antediluvian mind

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Haiku: One Breath

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One breath, one heartbeat
keeps our spirit in this realm.
Bless every day

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Poem: Heavens of Illusion

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Though the heavens may fall
I am standing my ground
This world of the senses
makes no sense to me.
Who am I and where do I fit 
in this battle of the spirit?
I am alone
The world exists only with me
Beyond these senses
there is nothing else

copyright Francis Barker 2019