Category: Haiku


Outpacing Peter (2013)

Faster than Peter,
past acacia and carob,
I ran to the tomb.

We sang, we danced,
embraced and wept,
jumped up and down, cried out.

Our voices echoed:
the chamber there was empty
past the low doorway.

Alone in the damp,
except for our friend’s garments;
his scent was still there.

I ran past Mary,
leaving the rich man’s garden;
Arimathean

sweet hawthorn kindled
the fires of Golgotha,
from the day before.

Past olive, almond,
apricot, pine, turpentine,
I ran to tell them.

© Carlos Chagall, Easter Sunday, 2013

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I am cold tall pine
Terns bank away in echelon
God braces mid-air

Chagall 2019

 

Haiku for Haiku Tips

Open about you,
retain the last line for God
and never use “and”

Chagall 2019
…and don’t punctuate!

Haiku for Those Insane at the Helm

Meaningless treaties
In the end the blast kills all
Butterflies rejoice

Chagall 2019
I don’t care if you are left or right – both sides suck.

I’m vaccinated
No little bugs inside me
Nature will prevail

Chagall 2019

American Sentence – 11212018

The winter of 1964 on the north side of 11th Street between Avenues A & B
Snowflakes syncopate heavy jazz beats atop froZen garbage can lids.

Chagall 2013/2018

She forever lost
In the space between moments
Gently probes the rain

Chagall 2017

Haiku for Acrosome

Perhaps we are all
Afloat in this universe
Pending gestation

© Chagall ∞

I Am Ground

Lost high atop clouds
Below rich colored soils
Rock, sand, silt, and clay

Angular, blocky
Mother’s rich in organics
Endless horizons

Infiltrate the ground
Seep red from leaching iron
More dense than porous

Root to me firmly
Here in the space of no air
Within the solid

© Chagall ∞

Haiku for Sara Remarked

Eternal bright light
Her soliloquy honey
Evergreen deep rain

© Chagall ∞

 

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