Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Lights" (September Haiku, Day Twenty)

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.

To be continued...
Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. no longer says 'to be continued'...that final stanza is exquisitely, tenderly PERFECT! sigh...

    1. Oh, thank you for pointing that out! It will be continued, have no fear :-) All the way through September!
      Thank you, Janet.

  2. I was looking forward at your post for today ... well again you have written an episode to this wonderful haiku short story.

  3. Well done ! Can't wait for glory!

  4. WE all look for that one candle I think. So glad it is there for him?

  5. Very clever way of incorporating all the prompts in a continuing format, Alex! Works for me as I missed your previous ones! Nicely!


  6. Last line... Loved it...

  7. Lovely story in lovely haiku.
    Magic is here.
    The last one closes the set wonderfully.

    1. Thank you very much for your words :-) and it's not over yet, the story continues!

  8. incredible lines with haiku as sets of balls.

    welcome joining us with a random poem or a haiku today.