Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Decadent Elders (Day 273)

decadent elders tucked 
  away 
in black cashmere 
     ghostly 
clouds of smoke 
and silken shame 
       swirl  
excuses ugly 
in their chests none but 
the youngest 
meet the eye 
          glimmer 
of voices cherished 
      proclaim 
sparkling raised 
   to block 
the noonday sun 
     without 
that special something fun  
   you just can’t live 
so generously 



(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: The End of Dinner, 1913, Jules-Alexandre GrĂ¼n

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Half the Battle (Day 272)

When prepared     You’ve fought half the battle
Don’t you             Worry about me, while you’re away
Make your own    Luck, fate, or invention, they’re your’s, this
Day                       Break, these good intentions, the shiny gold trophy.


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image of Puerto Rico: The Brandsmen

Monday, October 16, 2017

Five-thirty (Day 271)

The curtain of five-thirty 
in the morning is 
dark as pitch 
and quite opaque  though 
persistent dawn slips 
through at the edges 
now and then  drawn 
shawl-like against a curious 
draft  wool tickling and 
warming your shoulders  
at the window  other people’s 
dreams buffet the glass  
seductive  cold as snowmelt.


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: US National Park Service

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Into a Gorge (Day 270)

Last night I 
         subsided into 
a gorge  dark  
  rose and 
     bronze and 
sand  fine and soft 
and deep   closing 
warm  around 
my ankles. Now 
summer  rolling up 
   the snow a dripping 
      towel of cold grit 
and no color on 
   the trees 
coming  tall 
as a wave  high as 
   a delirious flock 
      of Canada geese  
majestic  wise 
carrying our dreams 
to heaven.


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: brh1028

Friday, October 13, 2017

Orchard Waltz (Day 268)



October
windfall scents
crackling air 
red and gold 
apple  pear
cobblestones 
pave pathways
and clearings
cricket choir
announces
post-harvest 
consensus 
diffident 
bullfrogs grunt
their assent
in the wings
November
whispers
goodnight



(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: Derek Harper

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Haiku for Day 267

Downpour of darkness  
Inviting elk to forage
Antlers pale as smoke

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Image: skeeze via Pixabay