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Elizabeth Howard, US
 

 

 

 

Haiku

 

interlude
snowdrifts cover
toppled poles

 

 

luminescent pond
the red berets
of sandhill cranes

 

 

boarded windows
exotic chickens scratch
the jumbled trash

 

 

Free Verse

 

Primitive Goddess

 

On a sun-washed
bluff, high
and lifted up

among trees
of orange, bronze,
gold, and scarlet,

stands a massive
gray stone,
like a primitive

goddess, union
of woman and animal,
deity perhaps

of harvest colors.
Her alligator head
overlooks a blue

lake, bordered
by golden grain fields
and green valleys.

I bow to the beauty,
the mystery, knees
purple with asters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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