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

Where

(October 2020) By Andrea Connolly Where does it come fromThis hungerOf moving wide and farThis thirstTo see beyond horizons Where does it lead toThis yearningFor the unseenThis incentive scentOf earthy seas Where do we findThis spaceOf infinite belongingThis home in heartSouls intertwinedTreescapes cloudswifts Where is itto be foundLoveSpringWell © #AndreaCConnolly17.10.2020 All photos © #AndreaCConnolly

Heron haiku

{“Lightning flash Flying toward the darkness Night-heron’s voice” Matsuo Basho/ 969}   Thunder arrow Propelled from darkness Blue heron’s beak © #AndreaCConnolly 9.7.2020 (Reading Basho day and night)

Royal blue and Turners yellow

(Watercolour brushed on paper after a prolonged hiatus, to be continued, by Andrea Connolly)    Something emerges An anchor An icon An origin Spread your mantle wide A shield for us provide Safe shelter To brave the storms   © #AndreaCConnolly 22. April 2020      

Japanese poetry at night

    (reading Japanese waka poems)     A fledgling hops from leaf to leaf soaks night dew   My hair like Emperor Tenji I dream of mount Fuji   A flurry of cherry blossoms blossom in me   (One Hundred poets, One Poem Each/ Hyakunin Isshu)   © #AndreaCConnolly   19./20. April 2020