dark-red roses
I trim the thorns
cutting off regrets
before a petal falls

15 Responses

  1. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Apologies to William Soule–but this poem was written by me!

  2. Peter Newton Says:

    Jenny, A glitch in the system. Correction made, with apologies. –Peter

  3. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:


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  5. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Thanks, Raymona!

  6. Margaret Dornaus Says:

    So lovely, Jenny . . . I had planned to comment on this one even before I knew it was yours!

  7. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Thanks, Margaret!

  8. Dawn Apanius Says:

    Really love this!

  9. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Thanks, Dawn!

  10. Alison Hedlund Says:

    It feels like a love-spell…beautifully penned.

  11. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Thanks, Alison!

  12. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This has quite a Gothic atmosphere. Really nice.


  13. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Thanks, Marion!

  14. haikuapprentice Says:

    Jenny, such a lovely poem. Although I am a "haiku apprentice" one thing I learned from Basho was his deep appreciation and love for the classical 5-line form of "waka" or "tanka" as a crucial part of his haiku inspiration. He is reported to have once said, "any day I don't read waka, thistles grow in my mouth." I look forward to taking his advice and reading more poetry in your favoured format.


  15. Jenny Ward Angyal Says:

    Thanks, Strider! I love the quote from Basho. I know what he means–I feel that any day I don't write tanka, thistles grow in my mouth. And I am permanently a tanka apprentice.

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