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Aleksandra

Haiku Train - catch it - free tickets

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A gift from voices

beguiles small hands that listen

Trees speak their troubles

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trees speak their troubles
in tones so low, the wind stops
a woodpecker marks time
                            ~~jvg

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Woodpecker marks time

tells trees, open your flowers

Life vibrates in tune

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Life vibrates in tune

when a verse voiced may live on

Let's remember Frank

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Let's remember Frank
the keeper of memories
our witty wordsmith
                   ~~jvg

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seeds wild flowerbeds
in the empty horse pasture
a lone dog watches

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A lone dog watches

where his master was buried

Leaves begin to fall

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gaudy cosmetics
on young girl's fresh face
impatient youth

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Creaking old laughter

keeps us company at night

Sun set, moon risen

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And the old listen

to memories of their youth

Their ears have failed them

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On a snowy stage

the slip on a patch of ice

Old man's rib bones snap

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Old man's rib bones snap

audibly to inner ears

Last sounds are heard there

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frailty to rebirth
in a quiet dimension
tremmored hand lies still

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Tremored hand lies still

as sleep mends disconnections

Breakfast cup spills tea

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Breakfast cup spills tea

Darkening pool reflects chilled

Sky swelling with geese

 

 

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previously unpublished
© 2017 David W. Parsley
Parsley Poetry Collection

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Sky swelling with geese

The commuters amber rush

Each locked in his time

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Each locked in his time
Traffic lights blink red then green
Stop, go on the way

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Stop, go, on the way
up the windy mountain road
caution, falling rocks

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Caution, falling rocks

anxious to journey downhill

Rain gives permission

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