Sensing the earth

Words, words …

Sometimes I get tired of talking and listening, and sometimes I can’t write, but I never seem to be tired of reading.

At the beginning of the year I borrowed some haiku books from a fellow poet and am only now about to return them (thank goodness he’s not charging me overdue fees). As I was taking a last look through them, I thought I’d share some poems that caught my imagination.

cicadas …
gradually
sensing the earth

– Kenji Takemoto (1933 – )

kaleidoscope
the little sound of a star
shattering

– Ellen Compton, read an essay about Ellen and her work.

 

November evening –
    the faintest tick of snow
        upon the cornstalks

– John Wills (1921-1993), read an essay about John and his work.

And one from Volume 15 of The Heron’s Nest annual paper anthology (still some copies available):

forsythia
please say it
again

– Yu Chang

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2 thoughts on “Sensing the earth

  1. Thanks Belinda, it’s so easy to get busy and forget to do the things we love most. Reading is something I do every day (and for 2 days a week I’m paid to do it) but sometimes I find that I’ve forgotten to read for pleasure. Sourcing great poems gives me pleasure.

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