Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hamid...and Irving...Share More of Their Words!

Haiku

(1)

basanti shawls
yellow paper kites
in mustard fields

(2)

Every time
I doze -
Buddha opens his eyes

(3)

Sky weeps
Colours -
Autumn leaves

(4)

a shrine
chanting smoke
under Peepal

(5)

a pale sun
green grape vines
a soggy wall


Hamid Yazdani


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REFLECTION IN A WINDOW


Something disturbs the night’s darkness,
the winking lights,
the sidewalk’s shine from an earlier rain.
A window’s reflection,
the haunting other self brings an inner darkness,
weightless, yet weighty with disquietude,
a brush against a black cat,
the doleful call from an unknown quarter,
The dark voice of my other self morphs into sadness without music,
the heaviness of living.
--Irving A. Greenfield