for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

summer returnees



on the marsh

a heron makes a step–



foam on the waves–

the hem of her skirt heavier



on ferry ride

the flight path of a seagull

ends behind my eye

My ‘jornal’?  Memories in snap shots that keep returning.

December 15, 2009 - Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , ,


  1. I find the second one so full of potential – I rarely suggest changes, but perhaps this should end with ‘heavier’ on the third line – juxtaposing the lightness of the foam with her water-heavy skirt?

    Just a thought.

    Comment by Dalloway | December 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks, Emma! I’ll play around with the last two words.


      Comment by alee9 | December 16, 2009 | Reply

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