Six Haiku from 2010

      Autumn afternoon --
in the cool, dark chapel a
      single candle glows.


      Look! The branches of
these sturdy, ancient trees are
      blossoming -- with snow!


      Yesteryear's verses:
racing horses, strong and fierce!
      Now, our words stumble.


      Winter moonlight, cold
and pure as hundred-proof gin,
      goes down like water.


      Poet sleeps and dreams
of the perfect line. Wakes up
      and forgets the words.


      Cold Sunday morning --
sun shines on the golden cross
      of the small Greek church.

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Written on 2019-05-13 at 02:45

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Peter J. Kautsky
Very enjoyable reading like little novels with surprise endings.

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The are beautiful haiku. I like the one with the poet in it the most. What I've enjoyed in these haiku is your application of a strong 'kiru' -- a gap that creates an empty space for deeper contemplation as well as a more striking juxtaposition.