March 2016

falling cadence –
the silences a cicada
lets slip through
after love
we are the music
we were
snapped
in a selfie
me no more
 
 
autumn issue . . . 
haiku guardians 
litter pathways
stormy sea –
brooding over Sado
the milky way
 
reinterpreting a hokku by Basho
maris turbati –
quiescet super Sado
via lactea
 
reinterpreting a hokku by Basho
dark room 
the image of a leaf
as it fell
nowhere to go
the colour of forgetting
in the light
from which light casts
a mere shadow
 
for Svetlana Marisova (17 March - on what would have been her 26th birthday)
a shadow seeps
from a stream in the trees 
the silence of God
 
for Franz Wright (18 March - on the birthday he didn't see)
breaking even
the equinox splits
our differences
holy fire,
burn away the seeming
of dream-rise
so soon
the earth blooms
dead leaves
a song
in the making
of its silence
autumn leaves
not now but then
when winter comes
within
without a breath
dead words
mud-baked
a phantom dwelling
under the basho
nothing more
the ever-presence
death evades
trumpet rally
evangelicals summon
their golden calf
tapping still
against my eye-lids
cave-red palms