Monday, January 12, 2015

Haiku--By Elizabeth Howard--United States

first freeze
a frayed spider's orb
dangles from a post
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Do Not Disturb . . .
he covers his head
with his bear blanket
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fresh linen--
that boy
and his muddy feet!
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pale dawn
just as the twins fall asleep
the alarm rings
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the morning train
chugging up the mountain
toward the day moon
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Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee. She writes poetry and fiction. Her poems have appeared in Comstock Review, Big Muddy, Appalachian Heritage, Cold Mountain Review, Poem, Still, Mobius, Now & Then, Slant, and other journals.

8 comments:

  1. Nice work! Could totally relate to the muddy feet and ringing alarm!

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  2. Nice write Elizabeth takes me back many years ago when I had to work for a living. Enjoyed the read, my friend....Peter

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  3. A lovely collection. Loved the day moon. Watching the family grow! Best wishes Ralph.

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  4. Hi Elizabeth. I enjoyed reading your wonderful haiku. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  5. Elizabeth thank you for sharing your wonderful talent in this Haiku. I loved them all.
    Charlene

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  6. very nice work
    bless you
    angelee from India

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  7. I find this has a lot of empathy in the lines Elizabeth, I could catch a little of your feelings as I read.'

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