Today at dVerse Poetics, Brian Miller invites us to embrace anarchy and break the rules of form poetry. I chosen to play with a hybrid of Haiku and the American Sentence by writing 7 17-syllable 2-line stanzas that flow from one another, on a connected topic. I love the brevity of the original form, so why not knit them together?!
Circling slowly, egret rises—
greeting morning sun’s awakening.
Helios smiles on him, backlights his dance
with the silver glow of grace.
Bird lands beside a quiet pond,
drinking in the stillness of placid waters,
wraps his wings around his body like a shroud—
a hooded monk in prayer.
Sun splashes desert rose
upon the canvas of the Santa Rosa’s
casting deep shadows on her creviced face,
pouring into our valley
I know that at day’s end, when darkness falls,
some wait for morning in vain.