April 25: Black and White




black light
poems appear
in the rocks


white butterflies unbreathable atmosphere


horsetail sky
another story about you
in the newspaper




(NaHaiWriMo prompt: Black and white)

Moving on: NaHaiWriMo prompt for April 26th:

Playgrounds and playground equipment

See this post for an explanation of what this is.

See the NaHaiWriMo website.

See the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, and contribute haiku there if you want. (It doesn’t have to have anything to do with this prompt. It’s just a suggestion.)

10 thoughts on “April 25: Black and White

  1. I love the white butterflies a lot, too, Melissa!

    I’m sorry I haven’t been leaving comments here that you know would be nothing but ‘awesome’! The NaHaiWriMo bug as I’ve told Wrick has bitten me and all I seem to do is spin words around my head. I have to ease off a bit soon though because I seem to have strayed into a labyrinth, I’m beginning to panic I may face a stone wall soon. It’s a roller coaster ride for me along with the endless rumbling in my mind of my other poems. Still, I’m loving it all though.

    So this is this is exchange between you and Wrick that he has mentioned in his comment on jornales. I love how we braid each other and so this

    my charcoal sketch
    of him–
    more white than black

    campfire fumes–
    he draws her eyes
    a bolder black

    black crows–
    the sky opens up
    for the moon

    under the sun
    a white butterfly alights
    on her gray hair

    Oh, thank you both but especially for this space and this moment together, Melissa!

    • Wow. These are all great, great, great. That first one especially. Oh, and the second one and the third one. Fourth one’s not bad either.
      Funny, I just finished writing a whole series of one-liners about white butterflies. Actually I don’t think I’m finished, I might still have fifty or sixty in me. They’re starting to feel like my moon obsession.

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