Treasure Island

Richard Wright


Five Haikus


1.

I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.

2.

I give permission
For this slow spring rain to soak
The violet beds.

3.

With a twitching nose
A dog reads a telegram
On a wet tree trunk.

4.

Burning autumn leaves,
I yearn to make the bonfire
Bigger and bigger.

5.

A sleepless spring night:
Yearning for what I never had
And for what never was.

Submitted: Thursday, September 04, 2014
Edited: Thursday, September 04, 2014

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  • Michael Morgan (9/4/2014 8:30:00 AM)

    these are about the most authentic haiku in English I've read. True to the spirit of the model. (Report) Reply

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