through its setting pall

ten thousand people come to watch

rats to the piper’s call

I follow – but left behind

stand wistful upon the shore


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The Darker

Photograph of the Moon through Pine trees at night

the moon through pine trees

In the sun you do not see me,
standing where your shadow falls
In the night you cannot hear me
although in silence blackness calls.
In the darkness, see the starlight
not visible in day
and in the realm of opal moonlight
rest you – by the window stay.
A fool is what people would call me
a master of deceit and lie
as real as your blackest nightmares
only gentler come whistling by.
In the breeze my weak flame sputters
casting dark, on dark, the night:
but in the gloom can stand – aphotic
so that you can see the light.


Haiku-heights theme: tree

have you no shame –

flamboyant decoration

simply brazen


the keys coloured sun

conspicuous in your guilt

even grass blushes


in supplication

blood soaked palms raised skywards



fly, wing-ed forms, fly

the gentle rustle – oh listen!

the snake barks

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Haiku-heights theme: silence

escaping battle

no flight from one’s own soul –

the visions in one’s eye


running blindly

chased by a mind-screaming

staggering horror


sitting in silence

intangible the veil

one thousand yard stare


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from the distant sun

a rash of bursting spots

each wave breaking ashore

brings one thousand storms

upon ten thousand seas


see crazy chaos

in a seismograph’s scratches

randomly flicking

backwards and forwards –

such poor decision making


footprints of the wind

each grain removed

left empty – oh

a precarious balance

in the swing of a pendulum


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Haiku-heights theme: nature


my true nature – leopard’s spots

run through like rock


the world a void

rotating in space – ether

a void the world


I stand before you

blow away the dust – mirror

what do you see now?!


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