Thursday, December 4, 2014


I've been writing haiku with Mary Lee all week. 

"Thin Place"

For ancient Celts, certain geography was seen as sacred because the distance between the human and the divine felt particularly thin. God was near in that place."
From the URBAN SKYE advent devotional

I read poetry
Sky thins, holy tiptoes in
soul eyes see clearly.

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

"morning drive"

grey white cloud blanket
sleeps atop mountains waiting
for sun’s wake up call

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

Dawn’s dark lifts mornings
curtain to pink yellow orange
hallelujah sky

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

Sun’s sure chariot
pulls new possibilities
over horizon

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

OR "mother to son (with apologies to Langston Hughes)

we heave brick after
brick ‘til wall between us is

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

 “Colorado Winter”
(a double haiku)

Saturday I peel
off sweatshirt stride joyfully
four miles behind dog

Sunday dog drags me
shivering in coat hat gloves
mile of misery

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

Anastasia Suen is hosting Poetry Friday today. 


Tabatha said...

You pack so much emotion into your haiku, Carol! Very impressive. I'm right there with you, shivering, seeing the sun, peering over those bricks.

Irene Latham said...

You had me at at that holy tiptoe. Thank you for these! Beautiful!!

jan godown annino said...

Carol, Dawn is good to your poetry muse. Appreciations for sharing these quiet moments at dawns early light, which to be is a clearer, more hopeful time than sunset.
And LH's Mother to Son is one of my favorites - I felt fortunate to read it once to a dinner audience at a benefit for our women's shelter. This post is so perfect for me - thank you.

Anastasia Suen said...

LOL! Yes, winter has been like that this year!!! :-)

Tara said...

Hallelujah sky...yes, the pictures Linda posts of Denver skies certainly prove this! Lovely collection of haikus.

Mary Lee said...

I'm glad you're sharing these with the world! What a beautiful collection!!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Clearly haiku is rewarding you with more than a book, Carol! These are beautiful, honest, and true. LOVE that "hallelujah sky."

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Your double dog haiku is spectacular, along with that "hallelujah sky." Most enjoyable!

Are you committed to sticking with 5-7-5?