a breeze beyond rhetoric rippling meadowgrass
Issue 17.2 | 23 October 2017
__ You've stirred each reader's thought, Nifty Matthew!
beyond tired words
assign value with our sense
of the fallen leaves
__ That metaphor: – tired words… fallen leaves-, off, to another purpose. _m
This haiku brought to mind another grass image:
Ah! Summer grasses!
All that remains
Of the warriors’ dreams
Translated by: R. H. Blyth
The two paired tell a story: though we may we try to escape the rhetoric, both it and its consequences remain. We mustn't forget what lies beneath the grass.
as by-lines dry
This one is even more effective when read aloud.
Love "a breeze beyond rhetoric" and that it is rippling the meadowgrass!
the meadow buttercups
into a robin’s song
Blithe Spirit (2017)
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