Wednesday, January 12, 2011

haiku retrospective iv

natural bridges --
the eucalyptus trees bear
butterfly blossoms.

a driftwood seesaw.
children hover over beach,
soar towards the sand.

butterfly boardwalk
winds through the saltwater marsh
muffled foot thunder.

boards cut to fit curves;
outside wide wedges taper
to mere fingerwidth.

a great deal of work
for a boardwalk through the marsh.
surprise show of art.

lay on our backs
under masses of monarchs
dreaming insect dreams.

clumps of butterflies
fall from the waving treetops
break into free flight.

15 November 1996

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