“A Few Haiku (14)”

(c) 2021 by Michael L. Utley

(#79)

Under darkened skies
Of depression even my
Shadow flees from me

…..

(#80)

Light devoid of warmth
Casts the moon as villainous
Skulking through the trees

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(#81)

Myths of ancient days
Etched in runes on ruined wood
Worm trails on old trees

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(#82)

Those cicadas know
What lies ahead is better
Than what’s left behind

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(#83)

Desiccated husks
Of bad memories remain
Rattle restlessly

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(#84)

Mem’ries of lilac
Wild rose and hollyhock
Melancholy prose

11 thoughts on ““A Few Haiku (14)”

    1. Hey, Mark. Always happy to hear from you and glad you enjoyed these. I actually borrowed a couple of lines from one of my own poems (https://silentpariah.com/2021/11/12/the-barn/) and slightly reworked them for #84. They’re found in the third stanza. I always loved the sing-song flow of these lines and thought they’d make a good haiku. As always, thanks so much for reading and commenting. It means a lot to receive feedback. 🙂

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  1. Thanks so much, Grace. Both of the ones you mentioned (#81, #82) come from memories of growing up on a farm. There were old out-buildings my grampa built by hand that had those maze-like worm trails etched into the logs and they fascinated me as a kid. And those rare cicada infestations were so bizarre–the loud droning, the fragile husks left clinging to the elms in the front yard, and how our farm cats developed a taste for the bugs, too! Thanks for reading and commenting. Always a pleasure to know you enjoyed my musings. 🙂

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