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Five Haikus (Magpie 66)

1
If my brain exposed
its inner matter revealed
would look like worn books
2
Roses warm my soul
Magnolia’s sweet smell smiles
But old books, scent breath
3
Sacrilegious dust
and master’s words never touch
in my library
4
Wisdom weeps on bookshelves
Orphans pleading to be picked
Know me, love me, please
5
So you want new ink?
Baby’s name needs company?
Word tattoos your soul.
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15 thoughts on “Five Haikus (Magpie 66)

  1. Swearing off Short lines eh? You have been caught! Henry – these are terrific. And to think, each poem is about books (yes, I know – – that is the theme) Actually they are quite brilliant!

  2. And as for the tree – it is spooky, but I really like that about it. I'm new to your blog, so if you're tired of it go for it and make the change, but as a first timer, it makes a great impression. So, not sure how you count that as a vote, but that's what I think. :o)

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