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MOONRISE – Haiku Garland #2

10 May

MOONRISE

moonrise
in old growth forest
a distant owl calls

a distant owl calls
gibbous moon among
black clouds

glass and metal mountains
beyond the river
a thousand small suns

vacant blacktop lots
and empty basketball hoops—
a shrill wind

flying high
above the city
passing strangers

the city sleeps—
above their dreams
a comet erupts

above city glitter
cloud banks shroud
the highest peaks

west streaked with red
sun sinks in the sea
first star tonight

above the black river
flowing all night
stars stream

riding on
a comet’s tail—
moonrise

These haiku are Denis M. Garrison’s poems written for the collaborative haiku garland, MOONRISE, written on Haiku Unchained, July 2005.

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