Haiku: ‘Clarity’

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Reflective moments
Maybe thoughts will take me there
Clarity of mind

*Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Birds’

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Birds go where they wish
Terns can fly from pole to pole
Thoughts go anywhere

*Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Mercury

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I’ve wings on my heels
I closely follow the sun
I reveal your mind

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Haiku: Coalescence

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Birds like random thoughts
Squawking right over my head
Ideas coalesce

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‘Clouds’: Sunday Thinking

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I believe you were calling me,
that young boy lying on his parents’ bed,
dreaming on clouds and patches of sky,

reading parables while others were out riding,
fishing or up to some other mischief.
I was alone, a misfit, a seeming solitaire

who was later gifted a wife and a son,
my greatest treasures. I hope that they,
through my eccentric faith

which has wandered far, will be
blessed too on that awesome day when
different clouds will descend from heaven’s blue.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020