25 March 2009

cinqain 3/25/09

My Girl


Molly
brilliant, bubbly
asks, laughs, loves
everybody's friend
My Shortie
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haiku 3/24/09

an open earthwound
red clay exposed like raw flesh
ripped open by man

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11 March 2009

Perspective

You've heard that old story?
The one about the donkey
stuck, indecisive, between two bales of hay?
So simple to see the solution,
when you are not the one
slap dab in the middle
pulled in two opposite directions
at once.

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Floundering

adrift on the ebbing tide
carried by currents of event
not knowing how i got here
not knowing where i am going
feelings of isolation threaten to drown me
but the beacon of your love
shines out to me, envelopes me
warms me to my soul and
lets me know that safe harbor is at hand


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10 March 2009

haiku 3/10/09

the morning fog creeps
outside of the window and
inside of my head


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senryu 3/10/09

I know what to do
I know it's the right choice, but
doing it is hard


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What I Don't Understand...

What I Don't Understand...

Calculus
Economics
String Theory
The ways of the human heart

Craps
James Joyce
Chaos Theory
How two souls merge together

Opera
Auto mechanincs
Transubstantiation
Why I can't let go


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senryu 3/10/09

living with sorrow
piecing my heart back each day
knowing it won't last


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Test Day

Sitting in the testing room this morning,
day's light slowly getting brighter--going from
a total inky black of deepest night
to a grey that's soft and gauzey.
Sun's light diffuse through low hanging fog,
all the sharp edges are softer now,
like worn pencil points after the test.


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haiku 3/10/09

low hanging fog makes
pine trees appear/disappear
wraiths in the distance

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09 March 2009

senryu 03/09/09

it's seven a.m.
and as pitch black as midnight
time change yesterday

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haiku 03/08/09

a bud on a branch
after a long sleep, it's time
to wake and blossom

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04 March 2009

a haiku I wrote last summer and just found

laying abandonded
a Christmas tree by the road
swelt'ring July day


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02 March 2009

tanka 3/2/09

throwing wet snowballs
getting pounded by the same
afternoon of fun
playing with Molly during
an Alabama snow storm


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haiku 3/1/09

thick, wet snow falling
in Alabama and Georgia
making all look new



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haiku 3/1/09

Alabama snow
falling thick and heavily
on a cold March first


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Little Molly

Little Molly, do not hide
Though the storm blows wild outside
You are inside, safe and warm
God will keep you safe from harm

Little Molly, please don't cry
Though storm clouds blow dark in the sky
God will watch and keep you safe
Do not worry, litte waif

Soon the storms will blow on through
The skies will once again be blue
Once again the sun will shine
Little Molly, you'll be fine



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senryu 2/27/09

a salve for my soul
which is bruised and feeling raw--
my Molly's sweet love


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senryu 2/27/09

flush out the system
by writing bad poetry
and drain the poison



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Lenten senryu 2/27/09

seeking redemption
knowing it is undeserved
but needing it so



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senryu 2/26/09

speak truth to power
though the road be dangerous
it is freedom's route



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senryu 2/26/09

frightened lonely child
tears of hunger in her eyes--
who bows to help her?


©2009-Art Belliveau