Haiku

by Rita Odeh
(Nazareth, Israel)


the scent
not the flower
is driving me crazy

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cloudy morning-
a kite flies higher
than its string

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autumn morning
strutting behind his shadow
the old turkey

~

first dew touch-
slyly, the lily unfolds
her petals

~
that full moon-
a coin falls into
the beggar's palm

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still lake-
seagulls stir
the far moon

~
women's shelter-
yasmine scents spread
beyond the fence

~

still wandering
over fields of chrysanthemum..
my old dream of love

~
Valentine's dawn-
unless rose petals lie
he loves me

~
Valentine morning-
time to release
the lovebirds

~
Valentine's Day-
poetry flows from
every heart

~
Valentine evening-
even our shadows
are in love

~
Valentine night-
counting the stars
and heart palpitation

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crowded park-
a couple of hugs
in my shadow

~
silent love-
the rose unfolds
its first petal

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Romeo and Juliet-
the seat next to me
remains vacant

~
after a
long night...
the morning glory

~
first butterfly-
a child asks
if it's real

~
waning moon-
on her mourning dress,
a white pacifier

~
those clouds...
weaving one dream
after another

~
wedding-
a daisy stretches its roots
in an olive tree's soil

~
setting sun-
taller than the kid
grandma's cane

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refugee camp-
sculpting the tree trunk
into a cross

~
camp-
she asks her father
what is a refugee..!

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crowded tents-
how can the cactus
bloom..!

~
peace talk-
the third crow
of a rooster

~
borders-
sparrows fly above
the rusty barbwire

~
borders-
the olive branches sway
beyond the barbwire

http://rita-odeh.blogspot.com

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by: Eve

Beautifully written. You have a lovely way with words. Amazing images coming out of so few words.
Well done!

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