Hannah Mahoney had very strong work in the C.2.2.: Anthology of Short Verse edited by myself and Brendan Slater, and her continues to carry that strength.
meant for each other
and the daylily
So many things are meant for each other, and humans are lucky to be a by-passer who can testify to that.
Of course the opening line could also be a deeply romantic statement (and why not);
"meant for each other"
I like the bouncing forth and back of a long term romance, be it two humans, or the light of the sun and a humble flower, or both, or even more.
It is a haiku with great substance with sublime metaphorical expression. The word 'light' represents romance, prosperity and divinity. Light is directly related to 'daylily'. The plant grows under bright sunlight and has a long life. There is an element of mystery (yugen) in the poem.
the twinkling eyes
of my beloved
Pravat Kumar Padhy
Publication Credit: Asahi Haiku, February 15, 2013