cronechronicler

Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Haiku: Appetizer

Soft pink candy stripes
Streaking Autumn dawning sky
Delicious morning

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Clearing Fog

Clear darkness of the sky
Last night a quarter moon
Summer creatures sing a serenade

At dawn a fog rolls in
Only light the yellow beam
Shining from the hardware store

Blue water of the swimming pool
Now obscured for winter months
By tarpaulin just as blue

I welcome the change
Summer a hard and anxious time
Fear for health of son’s beloved wife

With now the worst behind
As a family they move on
Life reshaped but ever closer drawn

I return to simpler ways
Where poetry lives in daily life
And remains my nourishment

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Passages

Summertime six years ago
I settled in this space
Unpacked and put my memories
On walls and table tops
In places I found evidence
Of occupant who came before
Tiny holes in closet door
Suggest a place to hang his ties
Apartment life is transitory
I put roots down none the less
Created my new home.

These past six years began a tale
Chapters of unexpected change
So many things I used to do
No longer are within my reach
My apartment is the same
It is I who have a different view
I will re-member cherished gifts
Grieve and lay them to the side
Look out the window at the tree
Watch pink clouds at early dawn
Embrace anew life’s mystery.

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Haiku: Daybreak Silhouette

Dark tree branch fingers
Like unearthly sea coral
Trace patterns on sky

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Haiku: Daylight Moon

Lady slipper moon
Lingers in pale deep blue dawn
Daylight saving time

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Haiku: Down to Earth Dawning

Pinking horizon
Silhouetting dark tree-line
Street lights still burning

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Haiku: Matter of Perspective

Morning ritual
Soul searching sky for beauty
Cloud ribbons reward

Broader horizons
Dreams and possibilities
Visible inward

Written in response to Daily Prompt: Horizon

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Haiku: Wintry Rainbow

Dawn clouds billow pink
Above crescent moon silver
Day morphs to pewter

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Haiku: Hail and Farewell

Year comes to an end
Frigid dawn yet hint of pink
Portends better things

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Haiku: Double Vision

Looking out window
This dark wind-howling morning
Everything is black

Bright room behind me
Transforms window to mirror
Reflects me instead

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