#SampleSunday – Haiku

I love writing haiku. Here are a few I’ve done from time to time.

Photo by Marian Allen

Velvet butterflies,
Your feet are aglint with dew,
The sun’s displayed gems.

A swath of sapphire! —
My wanton parakeet flies
Among the sparrows.

Woods.  Distant rifles.  I smile
And walk on.  Then, at my feet,
The bloodied feather.

The sun, shattered on
The wind-faceted water,
Blinds the cold-eyed fish.

Alone, I listen
For the green voices of Spring.
I will not hear them.

On a snow-lapped day
Someone has brought violets
Tied with jade ribbon.

WRITING PROMPT: What would redeem a bad day for you? For any three of your characters?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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