a breeze beyond rhetoric rippling meadowgrass


5 Responses

  1. Magyar Says:

    __ 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

  2. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    This haiku brought to mind another grass image:

    Ah! Summer grasses!
    All that remains
    Of the warriors’ dreams

    Basho 1644-1694
    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 quickly
    as by-lines dry
    blood flows


  3. Jean LeBlanc Says:


  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This one is even more effective when read aloud.


  5. Alan Summers Says:


    a breeze beyond rhetoric rippling meadowgrass


    Love "a breeze beyond rhetoric" and that it is rippling the meadowgrass!


    the meadow buttercups
    into a robin’s song

    Alan Summers
    Blithe Spirit (2017)


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