a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
The setting sun — Summer rays engulf the wall, The flower bathes
The midnight sun — Masquerading as the light, Darkness surrounds us.
He roams the landscape Searching for his next victim The mosquito strikes.
buzzing all around — she dances on the flowers gathering pollen
yellow mixed with black — travels at the speed of light the bee carries on
A bed of roses The bee dances upon her Giving life to all
victorian blue – embraces the suns brilliance upon a spring day
the monotone rock glistens as the morning sky from the gems she holds
the gray twisted limb – cracks under the scorching sun as the blackbird’s rest
becoming fragile – under the clear summers sky the flower withers
White Foxtails of life Whimsical lines of beauty Pleasing to my eye