Monthly Archives: November 2012

Haiku – Mississippi scene: the Friday after Thanksgiving

pine straw strewn by wind.
from raking   bending   lifting
languor turns to sweat

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

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Haiku – Mississippi scene: the eve of Thanksgiving

the blower’s strong blast
pine straw tumbles off the roof
mum trees loom above

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

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the fog climbs the banks
of the river   going home
water and people

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

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the sky is falling
or is it us  ascending?
either way  there’s risk

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

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above me   stars wheel
misty breath ascends on high
chill night with warm thoughts

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

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perilla and snow
purple leaves   seed pods   whiteness
stark fragility

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

Tanka – unmentioned scandal beyond the scandal in the news

warrior brought low
speared by his own wayward lance.
children’s souls twinkling
from their martyrs’ paradise
show more mercy than did he

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll 2012