leaflight
seen through the end
of seems
go wordless!
rain swallows up
meaning
winter rain —
the space I am
still mine
a dark night —
the sound of space
without vowels
wintry sea
from beyond the stars 
a dark tide
step by step 
my shadow anchors me
to the earth
it is all
so black and white —
where the void?
evening walk —
my particle horizon
presses the void
after sleep
the jigsaw pieces
fit again
winter's end
light pulls back
to the surface
I breathe
my emptiness
into winter
frozen there 
in the grave's slot
my waste of words
winter moon
out in the desolation
a wind picks up
winter rain —
familiar spirits
haunt my words
mangrove roots —
the ins and outs
of despair
a blur . . .
how tell the wings
from the bird?
eyeless in Gaza 
all gone, all ever loved
at one fell swoop
barren sky —
did I ever
forgive?
night sea
a notebook of debris
floats away
shell shocked coast —
we decipher wormtraces
by failing light
the before
and soon after
of this
thinking
with thin skin
thinksin
aftermath . . .
a raindrop adds weight
to the blossom
before light
the all in all
of dewfall
a poetry
of inner darkness
miming stars
night call . . .
the voice that names
its self
with the owl 
words set darkness 
echoing
mirror lake . . .
an insomniac moons 
the moon
newly-weds
conjugating
verbs
earth altar . . .
dawn lights incense
to idols
breath-strapped pages
stuttering a placebo 
of words
in the orchard
budding with green force
branch dew
a cosmos bloom
hawking by darkness
singularity

democreatures vox populating general erections

frostlight . . .
a spider web full of 
dark matter
shepherd's purse
I shake myself free
of the roots 
snail trail by moonlight
tracing the calligraphy
of present pleasure
 
feather clouds
lifting the stillness
of granite
until
its filled
the emptiness
Prompter - Kris Kondo
all prompts this month will be verbs... one of the catalysts in a haiku... even if the word also has a noun or adjective meaning to it.... fun to try for the action or nmovement...
 
 
1: TO HEAT UP
 
late winter sun —
earth air fire water
quickening?
 
2: TO HIBERNATE 
 
Promethean night —
what gods are these still
that lie in wait?
 
3: TO HICCUP
 
tidal flats —
an unborn babe hiccups
its presence
 
4: TO HUDDLE
 
desolate sky
wanderers huddle up
under a huddle
of stars
 
5: TO HEAP / HEAP UP
 
smouldering gun —
her daisy heaps burning coal 
into his heart
 
6: TO HALVE / HALF 
 
vernal equinox —
a girl halves her apple
with a stranger
 
7: TO HAGGLE
 
Kyoto
or 
Nagasaki?
 
8: TO HIGHLIGHT
 
centering prayer . . .
darkness highlights the troughs
between waves
 
9: TO HIRE
 
in blind faith
the seer hires another
set of eyes
 
10: TO HIJACK
 
moon gazing —
the light on her face
hijacks my eyes
 
11: TO HIKE
this winter
an unhitched neighbour
hikes alone
 
12: TO HOLLER
 
godless sky —
the hollow man's lament
louder and louder
 
13: TO HUMOUR
 
sound of rain
as if humouring
emptiness
 
14: TO HINDER
 
riot control
a cold snap hinders
spring's effusion
 
15: TO HOOT
 
dead of night
a distant train hoots
its passing
 
16: TO HOP
 
candle light
a shadow hops around
my beer
 
17: HEQET the Egyptian frog goddess
 
birth cry!
the water folds over
after the frog
 
18: TO HARP ON
 
winter blues
my critic harps on 
season words
 
19: TO HISS
 
pristine light
an apple hisses
with beauty
 
20: TO HINT
 
sultry night
the heated silence hints
at a darker love
 
21: TO HUSTLE
 
so long ago,
it seems, when wind hustled
last year's leaves
 
22:  TO HEW
 
lacking colour,
I hew out her likeness
from wooden words
 
23: TO HEAVE
 
sails heave
into sight as dawn 
breaks a sigh
 
24: TO HEX
 
six eyes now
bewitch the night
 
25: TO HYPHENATE
 
in the heat
ice-water hyphenates
into steam
 
August 26: TO HAZE
 
bright-eyed child
another cease-fire
hazes over
 
August 27: TO HOIST
 
wind change . . .
a recruit hoists the flag
upside-down
 
August 28: TO HOOK
 
flash flood —
streams of consciousness
hook up
 
August 29: TO HEDGE
 
chance cloud
a rain dancer hedges
his bets
 
August 30:TO HUM
 
Gaza strip
a child hums descant
to the drone
 
August 31: TO HUG
 
feast or famine
another grim death hugs 
the edges