“A Few More Haiku”

waterlily in our pond.


Skeleton-trees wave

While the wind whips dead leaves

Wood smoke scents the air.

A half-moon drifts

Across wintry sky.

Trees become monsters.

Over us the stars

Glitter laughing witnesses-

Reach up and hang there!

Fall’s crispness compels

Apples to tumble from trees.

Worms make the journey.

Ice blocks the rivers.

Look! A duck frozen there.

Nature, no mercy.

The garden spiders

Fold their black spindly legs,

Die, all work now done.

Come kiss my warm lips

Cup my breast in your rough hand,

Growl into my mouth.

I chase one red leaf

Across dry and brittle grass

Juice of summer gone.

I come to the end

My life being no different.

It was as is now.

Pale lavender sky

Balances the moon and sun

The scale shifts to night.

Leaves, branches, litter

Torrential rains wash them gone-

Did they ever exist?



Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

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5 Responses to ““A Few More Haiku””

  1. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #6: Lady Nyo’s latest haiku sequence!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Frank! I am posting some poems from “Kimono” , a novel I just finished last night. Ten years in the writing. These are just some of the poems from this book. Thanks, again, Frank.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    My pleasure, Jane! 😇

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Frank Hubeny Says:

    I especially liked the trees as monsters in the moonlight, the worm making the journey to or from the apples in autumn and the frozen duck.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ladynyo Says:

    Poor frozen duck!

    Liked by 1 person

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