Tuesday, April 30, 2013

THE AWFUL SIMPLICITY OF TEN

This was selected by The Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for their "Highly Commended Poems" section.
This was my first attempt at haiku so I'm just a little extra kicked about that.

THE 

AWFUL SIMPLICITY 

OF 

TEN








ONE

A single petal
Rose red velvet scent supine
Snow white pillowcase


TWO

Carmine awakened
Surprised by the wind warmly
Gathered up in musk


THREE

Venturesome brightness
Pearl and obsidian eyes 
Peals of laughter twinkling


FOUR

Sugar rush times two
Rush slow down run mosey sleep
Dream learn together


FIVE

Copy model rebel
Coalesce disperse return
To love and home 


SIX

Roots adventitious
And tap recall recursive 
Journey seed to seed


SEVEN

Generations weave
A quilt of traditions real
Unreal bittersweet

EIGHT

Life ebbs flows begins
Ends endlessly organic
Builds tribes and nations


NINE

Nine lives of each act
Of random kindness also
Of evil design


TEN

River wends its way
Through destiny doership
Drenched in rose and musk

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                    ~ Sonali



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