Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Glory" (September Haiku, Day Twenty One)

It’s summer still.  Fall
Will lower the bridge over
Her castle’s moat.  Wait.

Color in her cheeks,
She’ll let you in her temple,
When golden leaves fall.

When loneliness rings,
She’ll wrap you in reds and golds,
Hand you a scepter.

She’ll make you her king,
You’ll be her Sun and her Moon,
She will bow to you.

You’ll call her Autumn,
You will be kind and patient,
You won’t offend her.

You will rule the stars,
You will ride the Milky Way,
Curb a wild comet.

You will know your moves,
Your mind will be quick, agile,
You will shed your doubts.

The passage of clouds,
The low whisper of twilight
Will render your thoughts.

She’ll stay by your side,
Nature’s daughter, your true love,
No gloss on her lips.

She’ll call you her own,
Honey is too sweet for her,
A hint of pepper.

You’ll read her music,
Scriptures earthly and divine,
Complex and easy.

You will dance to it,
She will surrender to you,
Her hair – strands of rain.

You'll experience
A beautiful symphony,
Consonance of souls.

No revelation –  
Just the quiet acceptance
Of what always was.

Just the belonging
To all of the Creation,
Breathing to the beat.

Grass below your feet
Will still be luscious and soft,
There will be still time.

You will have your dance
Before the meadow turns white,
Before the heart cools.

Should you ever starve,
She’ll sustain you with wisdom,
Strengthen you with love.

She’ll open your eyes,
You will see your universe –  
A tiny island.

She won’t frighten you,
You will find that one candle
Lights up the dark night.

She will sing to you,
Her voice – many a timbre, 
Of the old glory.

To be continued...

I'll be traveling all day tomorrow and won't have a chance to post.  I'm going to skip one day and then post two haiku on Saturday.  

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. Very beautiful once again....we will wait for the next to see..where you take us..

    I am here:

  2. The story continues ... with a nice glorious haiku.

    1. Yes! :-) Will be back on Saturday with more haiku..

  3. Wow, how can you use every word to go on with your fantastic story every day...?
    Well, let's see what BIRTH brings us tomorrow...

    1. I'm trying :-) and the support has been amazing!
      Tune in on Saturday for two haiku.
      Thank you!

  4. I can imagine her sweet voice - looking forward to Saturday :-)

  5. Thank you, Ellecee, Janet :-)
    See you soon.

  6. Many a timbre of the old glory... so lovely.