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

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)

When I fold

When I fold   (For my chosen Truelove)   When I fold myself Into you Time stands still Folds back on itself Enfolds us This is our only present Dreaming from the past Illuminated greening Eye-blinks of love Limitless, neverending   © #AndreaCConnolly   28.3.2020 (First day of lockdown)    

She dreams

She dreams   She dreams of skies Speckled with cumulus Cushiony clouds To dapple her unseen self Cocooned in petals Chartreuse clinging To each other She dreams of the warm Spectrum of rainbows Weaves in and out Of wakefulness Awaits the scented day   © #AndreaCConnolly 22.3.2020

Origin

    Origin   Rudder northwest Release the kraken Brave gale forces   Starboard rune On nocturnal canvas Explorer’s lure   Rune and rudder Inked in seedling heart River to the sea   © #AndreaCConnolly 27.2.2020 #haiku #botaiku #mpy  

Scallop shell

  Scallop shells Forevermore I shall Seek you out   My palms your mimicry Filled, to be Giving, to receive   Air space hold all My heart beating In rays of salted hope   Timelapsed Horizons Shall be my shell   © #AndreaCConnolly 6.2.2020