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Sunday, June 15, 2008

HAIKU, and a Father's Day poem: Response to One Single Impression Prompt of 6-15-08

lazy afternoon sunlight crosses the living room

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an iridescent sequin
on the stair landing
she passed this way

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we stand in silence
the large cactus with white
feather duster blooms

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the rocking chair and a crow’s fading caw rest stop

The prompt at ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION this week is “transience or permanence.” The four haiku of mine above all reflect the former, and my sense that – as one meaning for the Two of Disks in The Tarot says – the only stability is change. (Please visit ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION to check out others' always intriguing responses to this prompt.)

As this is Father's Day, I also wanted to share a very old dream-based poem of mine about my father. In terms of today's theme of "transience," what is more transient than a night dream? The particular dream this poem comes from was the beginning of the healing of my internal relationship with my father some time after he died, and I am grateful to be able to offer it here in loving memory of him:


She swirls with her father
above a winter sea.
A welcome absence rests between them.
His smile sad and open to the starlight.
His ghostly fingers barely brush
her back, her hands, as they glide
together through the silence.
Following her lead at last,
he asks no more of her than this,
this one sweet dance,
this accident
of grace.

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[The above cactus image is from a home and garden site for which I’ve long since lost the information. It is not the exact cactus referenced in the above haiku, but very much like it.]

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

**** [aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT, and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems ****

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