NaHaiWriMo – April 2013

April 1 – smooth
 
washerwoman — 
in death her wrinkles
ironed away
 
April 2 – empty/emptiness
 
emptiness —
love drains the cup’s
last drops
 
April 3 – delta
 
defining limits
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
without godwits
 
 
April 4 – celestial
 
star-struck
Maui takes his cue
from a worm
 
 
April 5 – a special place 
 
first light —
the universe shaping up
within her eyes
 
April 6 – sport
 
sickle moon —
a cat plays cat and mouse
with a mouse
 
 
April 7 – precipice
 
lover’s leap —
the princess falls
for a frog
 
 
April 8 – red
 
starlit path . . .
a poinsettia brims
its sacrifice
 
 
April 9 – sound
 
autumn rain . . .
a cypress susurrates
white sound
 
April 10 – zoo
 
sandflies,
come make of my arm
your zoo
 
April 11 – underwater
 
moonstruck —
the lady of the lake
raises a sword
 
April 12 – clown
 
in the spotlight
hiding behind the tears
of a clown
 
April 13 & 14 – missing & pond
 
the old pond —
another haiku missing
in action
 
April 15 – alley
 
moonless night . . .
shadows lengthen along
a blind alley
 
April 16 – wildflower/weed
 
autumn harvest . . .
a breeze ripples a field
of wild oats
 
April 17 – mushroom
 
bush debris —
a mushroom clouds
my judgement
 
April 18 – antique
 
antique verse —
a tadpole stirs up
the pond scum
 
 
April 19 – dark/darkness
 
night fall — 
shadows bridge the distance
between our eyes
 
April 20 – music/musical instrument 
 
lacking voice,
dew-drenched trees burst into
a dawn chorus
 
April 21 – clothing 
 
tropical storm —
a lavalava shadow
darkens coral sands
 
April 22 – wheel/wheels/wheeled.
 
overstayer!
the old woman spinning yarns
like a fifth wheel
 
April 23 – time 
 
moonless night . . .
a sun dial’s shadow
freezes
 
April 24 – visual arts
 
mosquito!
your life’s chiaroscuro
on a white wall
 
April 25 – garden
 
autumn light . . .
fig leaves wreathe through
a girl’s song
 
 
April 26 – root/roots 
 
what holds me?
sound of a pine breeze
in her touch
 
April 27– totem/icon/symbol
 
koru —
from a still point,
the dance
 
April 28 – farm animal
 
dried off cow
its eyes too look empty —
the flickering screen
 
April 29 – train 
 
night train . . .
distance thins out
with its sound
 
 
April 30 — mountain 
 
eluding
the words to unveil it:
mountain mist

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