Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Haibun - Verte Violette

Verte Violette

By my cedar with spicy-resin wood, I reach
clusters of violets with fan-shaped flowers
of subtle blue, heart-shaped leaves of tender
green. I mingle the sweetness of raspberry, of
rose with iris, a heliotrope resting with Emily
Dickinson. I can recall it whilst asleep, dreaming,
until awake...

a patch of violets --
the willow leans

to touch their scent