Haiku

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Pale pink faces hide

among blades of tall lush grass

her name is clover

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birds trill in shade trees

milk is spilled across

an empty blue sky

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Fern fronds face about

a venture in triangles

fabric from 80’s


4 thoughts on “Haiku

  1. These haiku are original and clear. I like the image of milk across the sky and your word choice in all three, especially “trill” in the second. Job well done!

  2. Great stuff, Amelia. I like all three. Each relies on careful and precise word choice, and each SOUNDS cool in addition to capturing some unique imagery. (trill-milk-spilled = awesome) I’m also digging the lines “a venture in triangles” (which sounds like a great title for a poetry collection) and “fabric from ’80s” (which is another unexpected and vivid way to describe a pattern). Nice choice to feminize the clover, too. That last line works well. It adheres to the “rule” that the haiku’s last line should be slightly separated from the first two.

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