candlelight vigil . . .

In light of this week’s violence–and all the senseless violence we’ve endured during the past few months/years/decades–these recently published haiku seem even more pertinent today than when I wrote them.

candlelight vigil
the distant song of a lark
lifting darkness

frost on the pumpkin the child who might have been

another shooting
a shroud of fog
lingers over morning

A Hundred Gourds, 2:2, March 2013


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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4 Responses to candlelight vigil . . .

  1. Janet L. D. says:

    Thanks for posting these v. poignant haiku, M. Yes, how pertinent they are right now …

  2. Adelaide says:

    It seems there will always be senseless killings and we will always be writing poems about them

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