Saturday, August 22, 2020

Ornery Poetry Sunday: Wildfires

Image from the Lamar Ledger 17 August 2020

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow
smoky haze filling the sky
world is burning around me


The Hokku (three-line stanza) is © Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958). The Ageku (two-line stanza) was written by me.

I am well to the northeast of where the above image was taken, but there are wildfires all over the state. We are surrounded by haze. 

I will likely never publish this work in any collection. But who knows for sure?

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  1. Absolutely terrifying.
    I remember only too well how bad it got here last year - and the first fires of the season are already burning out of control.

  2. Good poem on a frightening subject.


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