“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Looking Out from Kerry’s Veranda

yellow blooms

dot the hillside

above the town


a stand of palms

tall and spindly –

heads move together


the mountain

is truncated, smoothed 

by swathing cloud


white truck 

blocks the lane –

car wriggles past


red sign

juts from a spread

of pale grey roofs


March afternoon –

clouds fill the sky

curls of grey


the church roof

rises in a point

aimed at the sky


a small mend

in the wire mesh 

focuses my gaze  



Some friends asked me, 'Teach us to write haiku.' As a start, I told them to write three-line observations of what they saw around us – plain descriptions, in present tense. 'These are not haiku,' I explained, 'but will put you into the mind-set of haiku.' I wrote with them, and later realised that what I had produced was (of course!) a series of small stones.

2 comments:

  1. Always love when you write the stones, Rosemary. I form pictures in my mind as I read them.

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    1. Oh, that's so nice! I like writing them, too, and probably should do them more often, but I get caught up with other poetry and short prose at my 'Enheduanna's Daughter' blog or posting photos on facebook and sometimes Instagram....

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