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 My Heart Alone

As some
tell time by stars
some by dreams and flowers,
my heart alone records our days
and hours.

Amaze, Spring/Summer 2000
Autumn Leaves, March 2002

September 11, 2001

And once
we were children
who could sail forever,
and time would never catch us...then,
this day.

World Haiku Review, v1:3 Nov 2001

moments tonight
through half-closed eyes, watching
the softness of your every breath
near me.

Autumn Leaves, May/June 2002


the moist lily
as petals open wide,
warm folds curve backward at the tip

World Haiku Review, v1:3 Nov 2001


day of sorrow
awash in mourning prayers
instilled my soul with boundless grief

World Haiku Review, v1n3 Nov. 2001
Autumn Leaves, May/June 2002

Round Rocks

Round rocks
under ripples
on the river bottom,
older than our time together

Amaze, v1n1 Spring/Summer 2000

Goodbye. . .
so bittersweet
that last look in your eyes,
knowing all the might-have-beens are
now gone.
Her Hands

on her pale hands
as they hold fallen leaves
from bare branches of winter trees
gone grey.

World Haiku Review, v1:1 May 2001
Autumn Leaves, May/June 2002


a labyrinth
that sacred circle on
the journey to the center of

World Haiku Review, Aug.2001
Autumn Leaves,  May/June 2002


so red, twisting,
shimmering in the sun
as sparrows dine in the holly

Pink Pail

Let's see,
how many shells
one little girl can fit
into the pink pail before her
nap time.


The following variations on the cinquain have evolved as writers have experimented with the form:

crown cinquain: 5 stanzas of 2-4-6-8-2 each

reverse cinquain: five-line syllabic verse of the pattern 2-8-6-4-2

mirror cinquain:  2-4-6-8-2  2-8-6-4-2 (space between stanzas optional)

butterfly cinquain: nine-line syllabic verse of the pattern  2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2

                 garland cinquain: a sequence of six cinquains in which the final cinquain is composed of
                    lines from the preceding five (generally L1 from S1, L2 from S2, L3 from S3, etc...)

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