This past year, I wrote (at least) 256 poems. Not all of them, of course, were any good at all. Some, I fervently hope, were worth preserving. Writing a good poem, even one, still strikes me as a worthwhile life goal. Below are two poems written on this final day of 2009. Both follow the traditional haiku conventions of 5/7/5 syllables per line. Both are based on and are informed by a seasonal/natural reference.
Happy New Year!
last day of the year
sunshine clears the mountain road
snow in the shadows
Wisdom of seasons:
blossom to green leaf to fall
to bare branch. Repeat.
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