Hi Cara, Very interesting. Brings to mind times of recovery, fallow fields, and planting daffodil bulbs after a great-aunt's passing. Now I look forward to the bright yellow every spring (after our long Wisconsin winters).
A fine instance of uncomplicated juxtaposition of images creating resonance far beyond their respective parts. Excellent work, and a joy to read more than once, and finding other layers.
and staying in place
all my mistakes
each click of the pen
the robin moves
Publications credits: Presence #24 (2004); *earlier version ; "D'un ciel a l'autre" Anthologie de haiku de l'Union Europeenne, (Edition de l'Association francaise de haiku 2006); Seven By Twenty twitter-length fiction and poetry (2011)
Toshugu shrine pines
I try to stay as still –
mist and dew
Publications credits: World Haiku Review Japan Article – Vending machines and cicadas (2003); We Are All Japan (Karakia Press 2012); The In-Between Season (With Words Pamphlet Series 2012)
Not too long before my mother died, she said she felt like a chrysalis about to be born again, and I thought of that as I penned my haiku– a comforting thought. You each caught the spirit of my writing. Thank you all for sharing your insights with me. :)