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A #Troika #Quadrilla: Hawk-haunted “Rook-Delighting Heaven”

I take on not one, not two, but three challenges at once with a form I’ve never used before! For Carpe Diem’s Weekend Meditation 5,

ancient warriors
between battle and peace
writing haiku

© Chèvrefeuille

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

© Basho

Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day 6

‘Suddenly I saw the cold and rook-delighting heaven’

and dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #44: Kick

 

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A Hawk-haunted, “Rook-Delighting Heaven”

-1-

Ancient Warriors

Autumn rooks

in the oak

 

Between battle and peace

an exile

kicked away

 

writing haiku

between raking

oak leaves

 

-2-

 

falling to the ground

this heaven-sent

hawk

 

A flower closer to the root

an unwary squirrel

too late

 

bidding farewell

a parliament

flies

 

 

31 replies »

  1. At least watching the battle makes the leaf raking more entertaining. Ha. Actually I enjoy the menial tasks like leaf raking and dishwashing, I find them very meditational.

    I love squirrels too, but I feel like I am missing something deeper there. Political? The parliament made me think that. Or is a group of flies a parliament. I tried googling but got nothing.

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  2. And who said that multi-tasking is impossible?!
    I’m a bird-a-holic, so I really appreciate all of the allusions in this wonderful poem.
    I must confess, I may have nightmares over your leaf-racking, though. Bad memories there 😉

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  3. New form for me….amazing. Especially these words:
    “Between battle and peace
    an exile
    kicked away”
    These three lines are quite powerful, especially given the politics of the day. And the “battle” need not be one of guns…rather roses and rose-tinted words!

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