Monthly Archives: March 2013

tanka – celestial allegory

two stars bright and brash
the firmament wheels slowly
the two stars nod   fade
yet they hold their true course still
dancing dimly in the dawn

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

tanka

the darkened bedroom
daylight seeps beneath the shades
furniture appears
her eyes   her form   above me
our loving suffused with light

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

haiku – thức tỉnh / awakening (in Vietnamese with English translation)

độ sáng và bóng tối
sáng đông xức dầu thân mỗi cây
âm dương   sống   chết

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brightness and shadow
dawn’s light anoints each tree’s trunk
yin yang    life and death

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

haiku – double entendre

the night wind’s caress
covers heaven and the stars
with clouds   lightning   rain

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

haiku – seen while walking home with bread

soaring vapor walls
stark white  bright gray  clouds adrift
castles in the air

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

Canto vernal – Song of Spring

When I don’t sense you, I become
a tree in the midst of the desert –
without water, leafless, forsaken.
In my branches, the sap turns to stone.
My root shrivels.  I age so much
that I’m but bark and dry wood
fit only for worms or the fire.
But when you return, bird of my Spring,
you fill me with life, with song.
You touch me and I bear fruit.
Because of you I’m crowned with life.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

haiku – rehearsal

diffuse pre-dawn light.
lying still beneath the sheet –
just playing possum!

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013