Timeless Verses


Emily Dickinson

( 1830-1886 Mass, US)

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Fame is a bee.
It has a song—
It has a sting—
Ah, too, it has a wing.


A couple of Haikus


The following  couple of poems aren’t typical haikus  because they don’t include a kigo ( a seasonal reference) and they don’t abide by the well-known haiku pattern (     three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables ) but I hope they are imagistic enough and capture the moments I want  to share with you .


A salmon swims down a  river

leaps out of a waterfall

a grizzly bear  snatches  it .

 

A squirrel  scampers   out of a hole

Into a large thick  turf

                                                             A golden  egale grabs  the squirrel up. 

The Sinuous Valley


As I was walking down a stony alley,

Heading towards a sinuous valley

I was stunned by the spellbinding scenery,

The breathtaking landscape and the fascinating greenery .

A mountain looms awesome and imposing,

Flakes of Snow at the top laid bright and posing.

The river ran its course among the trees

As I was welcomed by a warm , gentle breeze.

Then I saw an orchestra of birds perched on a tree

Singing a melody with astonishing glee.

I stretched under a huge shadowy pin

To enjoy the moment away from the city’s din.

Amongst lily flowers and without a single hiss

I slept on the dewy grass in sheer bliss.

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