cronechronicler

Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Haiku: Illusion – Peeling the Onion

This morning I ironed
Set up the old ironing board
Metal and sturdy

Hardly worse for wear
Dependable companion
Since I was a bride

Those days behind me
Now white-haired, bent with aging
I appear different

Shape of old woman
Listener, story teller
Beloved grandmother

Yet deep within me
Abides all I ever was
Gifted at my birth

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Tanka – Door and Friends: Uneasy Comfort

Friend left ICU
We arrived to play word games
Hospital or no.
Underneath unspoken words
When will I go through this door?

With thanks to Colleen Chesebro for inspiration

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Haiku: Longing

Deep soul mystery
Vague ache of an empty place
Waiting to be filled

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Haiku: Navigation

Slippery slope of time
Makes of us adventurers
Out to take a chance.

Signposts wreathed in fog
Compass must reside within
Guide our own sure way.

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