in from the rain


the life I swore

would never again disarm me

comes in from the rain . . .

the cat by the fire

washing her face


long I have walked

under clouded skies

now Venus

is at every turn

and all roads lead to you


a rack of clothes

all monochrome . . .

like a woman

with nothing to wear

winter throws on another day


my lover’s voice

washing over me . . .

since I found haiku

I pay attention

to everything




A Hundred Gourds, 1:3 June 2012


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kay
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 13:53:57

    These are great, Claire. I especially love the third tanka. What a proper description of winter! I hope that it is summer for you now. ~Kay


    • Claire
      Jun 11, 2012 @ 18:49:26

      Thanks, Kay! Well, just over a week til Solstice and it’s decidedly chilly with storms and flooding forecast. I think we had summer one week in March 😉 How about you?


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