Welcome to Friday Art, a new feature on Haiku Journey. I’ll be sharing some of my artwork, sketches, watercolors, collage, etc. every Friday. This collage, “In Cherry Blossom Time” may look familiar since it’s the basis for the header image here on Haiku Journey. It honors some time I spent in Japan while serving in Navy.
Lone white heron loping
over winter’s blackcold water
on tai chi wings
In Sasebo ryokan
your soft caress heats the night.
Goose down quilt.
Walking the beach. Watch the surf sweeping sand, look for the wet sparkle. Too small, wrong shape, too thick, fully round, too heavy. Ahh ha, white Quartz, polished in the depths, cradles in my hand, already my thumb fits, slides, caresses the slight depression. Caressing the slight depression, caressing the slight depression, ignites the slight smile of happiness.
It is so unforgiving this Fog in which we travel steadily Following the bow in and out Of swirling vapor drapes, warily Groping through the harbor Like a blind bat weaving recklessly In flight zigging zagging Flying without echoes readily To guide it on its course our Senses overruled by compass verity ! Our mooring dead ahead.
You come, stealthily, in the night
embrace, excite, seduce me, then slip away.
Perfectly formed words slip away
Fox, foxy, sly dog
chasing prey through the night.
Youthful beauty take flight.
Sunlight dappled shade,
hidden still the fawn in the glade.
Laying so still.
Trust me. I don’t you said
Love me. I can’t you said
Nurture me. I pled
Oh yes! And, you cut again
Cut and bled and cut
And bled our life
Bled our life