Saturday, April 02, 2005

Haibun - Voleur de Roses

Voleur de Roses

After the thunderstorm, she hoists herself
over the stone fence into the rose garden.
Petals quilt the rain-soaked grass. A lightning-
swept wind blows through the brambles. The
intrique clings to her like a secret mist. Before
she escapes, she steals a plum - the ripe juice

remains of the thief -
bergamot, roses, plum
in the patchouly