Death Defying: a Day 8 #NapoWriMo2020 / #GloPoWriMo2020 #gogyohka – #haiku #L’Arora

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The moon has set

as though only that ever

needed to be said

Even before first light

deer graze in the yard

scampering fawn

follows its mother

after dawn

All that remains is

the ruins of paradise from

a denied future

unwilling to be perfect

in our imperfection

blood moon

this endless denial of

the Triune

How will you grasp

the four corners of his desk

like a god unchained

severed fingers that once held

the master carpenter’s tools

potter’s field

the fresh-turned earth for

the one that won’t yield

amid the stones

Chrysanthemums blooming

another chance

to unclench the iron grip

upon the wheel


the realization

that all die

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  1. These are wonderfully rendered, Frank! πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I enjoyed the Haikai twist to the form πŸ™‚ especially like; “another chance to unclench the iron grip upon the wheel.” Thank you so much for writing to the challenge πŸ˜€

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  2. Kudos, Frank, I only managed two stanzas! I particularly love the early morning image of the deer and her fawn, one that is familiar to me as deer think our garden is their home.

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