Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Haibun - Waves of Wind

Waves of Wind

Night-blooming jasmine surfs the waves of
wind. With the full moon, its creamy blossoms
open, their scent seeping through keyholes, silk
sheets and dreams, lingering faintly well into
the following day. With the sun, closed into
narrow greenish tubes, the plant seems so
innocent. But I know better.

held in the flower --
Majnun's love for Layla

waits for a starry breeze