Mary Naylor

Rookie (12/17/33 / Chicago, Illinois)

Haiku - Poem by Mary Naylor

Child's Prayer

Shadows writhe and creep.
My angel, please, stay by me,
‘Till the shadows fade!

Masquerade (Senryu)

The blue lake
Beckons swimmers to
Riptide’s web.

(July 9,2007)

The Wind (Haiku)

Dances with flowers
Children laugh with glee and shout,
Wind prances with bees!

Summer Carnival (Haiku? Senryu?)

Crickets call
Frog flicks tongue and hits target.
Snake sheds skin.


The Golden Fleece (Haiku)

Flashing, smoky veil
Sullen thunder, booms, rumbles,
Bee floats to flower.

(July 12,2007)

Comments about Haiku by Mary Naylor

  • (7/22/2007 8:07:00 AM)

    Beautiful work. You are a master of the Haiku form. It would be hard to choose a favorite. I wish I could give each one of them a ten. I believe, though, I prefer the one about the child and his angel. It is very touching. We all need angels to protect us from the dark. Take care.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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