Japanese Short Form Poetry 2018 - 2019

"We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words."- - Kahlil Gibran   (1883-1931)

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine © 2007-2019

cold rain
darkness trickles
off the tiles

                             by Rachel Sutcliffe

on a metallic sea—
scent of plumeria  

                              by Jann Wright

                                            by Lavana Kray

frail moon
we float in the violet
sash of twilight

atop a black-eyed susan
a dark-eyed butterfly

stony creek
make things look easy

                                           by Jann Wright

hovering drone 
a toddler cries,


            only grey lines
            in his coloring book

                                           by R.D. Bailey

blue lit
tang of woodsmoke
smudges twilight

falling petals
a one-footed black bird
stabs the earth

a snail
the size of a dewdrop...
morning silvers

taken by the sea

morning glories with one day to be blue

                                by Jann Wright 

and all is mended
a passing cloud opens
the moonflowers

                              by Julie Warther

the small box 
at the child’s funeral
the angles of loss

stilled air 
a nightjar’s song
draws in the dusk 

                       by John Hawkhead

side by side
toad and fly-trap

dead cat
lying in the road

Sometimes a breeze,
sometimes a bee,
flowers nod.

                        by Bob Carlton
                                             by Lavana Kray

morning prayer--
sharing their grief
with the statue 

                                      by   Pravat Kumar Padhy 

only the stars stay
on course

                             by Lovette Carter

under the ackee tree
all eyes
on me

terminal illness:
a fading Mickey Mouse
on the children's ward wall

                   by R.D. Bailey
                       (2019 Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, Japan)

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