meant for each other
this light
and the daylily


9 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    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
    this light
    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.

    warm regards,

  2. Hannah Mahoney Says:

    Thank you so much, Alan. That book was great to be a part of!

  3. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    Like your daylily poem.

    sunshine flows
    through the trees
    into me ?

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This is truly beautiful, Hannah. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    This brought me some June warmth! Thank you!

  6. Pravat Says:

    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.

    Plum blossoms–
    the twinkling eyes
    of my beloved

    Pravat Kumar Padhy

    Publication Credit: Asahi Haiku, February 15, 2013

  7. Enid Powell Says:

    Only our grown sons and daughters
    can use our own words and acts
    to break our hearts
    by puncturing the bubble
    of our own pretensions
    to be living the life
    we demanded of them.

    with their insights
    into our own blindness
    to our own

  8. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Beautiful Hannah!

  9. Anitha Varma Says:



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