In The Time Before Dawn
In the time before dawn
the sky is another country,
all purple and windy,
with a strand of pink haze
wrapped around the horizon,
embracing the morning star,
snuffing out her beauty
like a candle tilting in the bruised wind;
the gulls write their story
across the snow clouds,
their crying captures a word- juggler
in time’s lonely aspect
sustaining her in the warp and weft of the storm.
The poet planned an epic tale,
woven out of the fugue state of winter
sent by the devils of the night,
but her meager notes mention
only that the sky is still another country,
all purple and windy,
even after dawn.
©2014 Wabi Sabi
Sunken Meadow in Summer Wabi Sabi 2013
summer day -
the breeze, the green, the egret
oh! not a single yearning!
silent night -
again, the cicadas miss
the green corn moon
Planting seeds in the spring requires an enormous leap of faith. For the farmer who plants many acres or the gardener with a tiny vegetable patch, the distance from that early spring day to harvest is often measured in the number of bug battles, the hours of prayer for good weather, the pounds of weeds ripped from the soil and of course, months of back-breaking labor. The seed embraces the soil, the sun and the water in a magical dance of life. The wise farmer knows that he participated in this miracle too!
ripe tomato -
slicing up the sun’s warmth
One can almost taste the sun-warmed tomatoes. And a very touching poem about two little sisters:
of a period filled
with gauzy comings and goings,
she has a vision of two little girls,
how many years ago?
nestled on the floor
the tv tuned to jackie gleason,
some kind of tribute show.
one sister has to leave
going by subtle degrees,
creeping away like a hermit crab
crashing into another world
leaving behind an empty shell,
and her only sister.
no one had the power
to persuade her to stay,
and before she leaves,
she carefully opens up
a hungry space in Esther’s heart.
Wonderful work, Wabi Sabi! Thank you for your deep and meaningful poetry, and for your active and long-term participation at Poets United. We look forward to enjoying much more of your work.
I'm a big fan of Wabi Sabi's work! Thanks for featuring her blog Sherry, much deserved!ReplyDelete
You are most welcome, kiddo. She does write wonderful poems!Delete
Thank you Jennifer and Sherry!Delete
Thank you Sherry, for highlighting my blog on PU this week. I appreciate your kind words and your hard work!ReplyDelete
It was my pleasure, kiddo. I am only sorry it took me so long!Delete
So great to see Wabi Sabi here! Beautiful pictures and poems! Sherry, thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sherry for sharing Wabi Sabi's blog.....beautiful pictures and lines to feast the eyes on.....ReplyDelete
ah! I have been to her blog and like her work a lot.ReplyDelete
good choice for Blog of the Week. :)ReplyDelete
I have always enjoyed Wabi Sabi's poetry, especially her haiku.
nice choice in the highlight...i like that one...the sky being another country...and you know that poet said enough even in that...ReplyDelete
Great choice, Sherry!! I am a big fan of her haiku...:) Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
O! A feast of Wabi Sabi! I do not visit this blog often enough. Thank you for the treat.ReplyDelete
Oh yes... so nice to see a fellow Carpe Diem haijin here.. I so recall some of those glorious poems..ReplyDelete
Yes, her poetry has a sweet, haunting quality all its own.ReplyDelete
You are such an awakened heart being WS!ReplyDelete
Truly beautiful writing, inspiring... very zenReplyDelete
her work as beautiful as her heartReplyDelete
Thank you !ReplyDelete