a sandstorm…
calm
only in the hourglass

 

 

 

(originally appeared in “The Mainichi” – April 8, 2013)


3 Responses

  1. WendyK. Says:

    Beautiful brevity my friend.

  2. haikuapprentice Says:

    Great haiku Robert, and I particularly enjoyed the clever inversion of the usual 5-7-5 (or rather, short-long-short) format to match the subject of the poem. The middle line "calm" is perfect! And of course the hourglass effect would have been even better if HTML code allowed it to be displayed in a "centered" format.

    Great work – thanks for sharing it

    Strider

  3. Theresa C. Says:

    So clever — love the "calm" in the middle…

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