Once in a lifetime

Ichi-go ichi-e

Islands of far east
Osmosis of my being
My samurai hakama

Turning Japanese
The essence of spirit life
Bamboo filtered light

This is my autumn
Vermillion tangerine
Little hands grasp

Warm colours shared
Of different ocean shores
One love, a journey

© #AndreaCConnolly
8.1.2023

Arashiyama bamboo grove, Kyoto, Japan – photography by © #AndreaCConnolly

Deep as water

Swirls of waterForever etched in stoneIn the dark deep River finding waysThrough undergroundAncient caverns A timeless worldSlowed down drops downOn shortlived heads Breathing ocean airAeons later in mountainsSteps hearts echo © #AndreaCConnolly5.7.2022 9th anniversaryMarble Arch Cave

April Dove

Inside tree-ribsTwo rose-wings heaveSoft-felt quiver Curled blush-blueSpurred honey-leavesCream-lemon lantern Floating on eastwindFive-fold cornucopiaRing-dyke columbine © #AndreaCConnolly2.4.2022 #haiku #botaiku #poetry

Dark Sacred Night

Dark sacred night Disperse dispelOstensible eclipseStar streamClear light from withinGlow in deep mid-winter Bells resoundFrom infant’s miracleMemory unveilsVoices sound throughTime’s voiceless hue Sky lanternOnly in darknesswe see the lightOf a star born childO dark sacred night © #AndreaCConnollyChristmas poem 2021


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