beneath his blanket
beneath his dog
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Last September, I entered the National Punctuation Day® haiku contest at National Punctuation Day®. Contest entries were – you guessed it – haiku poems about punctuation.
I didn’t place in the contest (congrats to all the winners!), so I thought I’d post my poems here:
he kisses her … one … two … three
times before she leaves.
Lost along the way,
she slows, grasping for the end,
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Under a goldenrod eye,
armies of cloud-men strut by
flanked by a blue damselfly
streamers of flags in the sky.
Note: This was my third attempt (the first two were hideously trite) at a tanaga, a four-line Filipino poetic form that traditionally had an A-A-A-A rhyme scheme and a syllable count of 7-7-7-7.
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thin tapers of waxremind me of why I’m here:light the Advent wreath
Photo credit: Mario Sormann, via flickr // CC BY 2.0