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

first kiss (playing with images on haiku-like lines for One Shoot Sunday )

over head–
a robin trills, i race
the uptown train

to meet you

on elm street
my feet on clouds–
wind swept petals

i skid on my soles

under a lavender bush
such fragrance–
so like yours

still running

now through rain drops
i slip but land on begonia quilt–
i pick three dandelions

i race on

a pair of crows–
from juniper tops cawing a duet
swoops in on a picnic spread

i turn away

afternoon rain
coming harder i skid under a shade
of cherry blossoms

my heart thrums faster

singling on a wall
under weeping crab apple blooms–
the rain their tears and mine

am i crying?

my watch
eats up minutes–
you will be gone

i am sobbing

the rain stops–
sunlight ripples through the sky
falls on a lilac hedge i race on

to meet you

against a wall
the sun bursts on your smile
you sprint to meet me

under a rain-washed sky

eyes dripping
sweetened rain, petals on our lips
wet, soft, warm

we kiss our first

on the heart-shaped sky
we sign our names,
say our vows

on three dandelions

Phot by Katherine Forbes

Posted for One Shoot Sunday from a photo by Katherine Forbes. Join other poets at One Stop Poetry blog who write verses for love, read those of others, leave a word of encouragement and/or insight with the same love and respect. Post your piece on your blog and sign up in the Mr. Linky list


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  1. hot…love the desperation in the opening, knowing you will never get there…but a sweet ending…

    fyi your link at one stop is busted….popped back to 1SW to grab your link…

    Comment by brian | January 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Brian! I reposted it and it worked. I hope it does from the site.

      Comment by alee9 | January 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. Beautiful poem,Alegria, with such vivid images of panic and urgency, those hyperventilating moments of terror that things will explode on you…liked it very much.

    And your link, as Brian says, doesn’t come here…had to track you down from my blog. 😉

    Comment by hedgewitch | January 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Again and as always, such inspiring words from you, Joy! Like I told, Brian, I’ve reposted the link.

      Comment by alee9 | January 17, 2011 | Reply

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