Friday, March 02, 2007

Haibun - Once Upon A Moonlit Heath

Once Upon a Moonlit Heath

Remains of a day of aches - sharp lightning spikes of
migraine, waves of nausea, thunder rolls heavily along
the spine. A gingko tracing my body's path of pain...

my heart ------- keeping sheep ------- by moonlight

Purple clouds dip into heather. A canvas of wildflowers
glows through my window from another night across the
Atlantic. Brushstrokes lift the darkness like a dear friend.

pink violets ------- the softness ------- of her voice

(ekphrasis - originally haiga with title taken from a painting
by the U.K. artist and poet, Sheila Windsor)