Saturday, September 18, 2004

Haibun - The Sickroom Window

The Sickroom Window

Another night of rain passes into a day
of stiffened joints. I force myself to get
up to open the window.
As I do, the world, having been held back

by the closed glass, pours in. I let myself
lie down again.
Tightness loosens into drowsiness as a
trace of sweetness carried on a breeze

reaches me.

gnarled peach tree --
frothy blossoms
cling to the clouds