Peace Within Days 15 to 18

woods and fields flicker
in a flood of morning sun
train windows flash

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a red kite flutters
sun catches and burns its wings
sacrificed to wind

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bent by sudden gusts
smoke tugs at a chimney stack
a dirty dancer

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a welter of surf
falling in a hiss of spray
February tides

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Kim M. Russell, 2018

My response to Carpe Diem’s Winter Retreat 2018 Peace Within

For Carpe Diem’s Winter Retreat 2018, Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a haiku or tanka inspired on the theme of ‘Peace Within’ every day during a period of 30 days, until February 15th. Here are four catch-up haiku.


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