Haiku by David M. Mitchell
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ASTROLABES
A languid trail of
Whippoorwill nights ripples the
Moon's eerie waters.


CHANTICLEER AND MORPHEUS

The poesy of exogamy
Is not something
The whippoorwill teaches it's young.


SPHINX
Great sprawling wild bards
Encompassed in the flamedance
Of a single sphinx.


THAW
April reared and loosed
The arrow of time unfletched.
Weary herons stirred.


DIALOG
The mirror silvered:
An exquisite pantomime.
Swans hiss, ravens bell.

THE PHYSIC OF TAOISM
Moonbows: entropy
Impels lichens to erode
Granitic hubris.

SYLLABARY
Stillness: words decay.
The complex becomes simple
As an osprey's dance.

 
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