Haiku # 701

Autumn
one leaf then another
falls in the wind

الخريف
ورقة ثم أخرى
تقع في الريح

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September
through the woods I take
the long way home

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September
you’ll find my heart buried
in a pile of yellow leaves

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I breathe her in
as though her skin
is the light of the moon

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Autumn evening
my thoughts drifting
with the passing clouds

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Deep in the forest
I find my heart still
like the air and leaves

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Forever is just a word
between us
and the moon

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الخريفُ يبدأ
برائحةِ الأرض أُعَطَّر
زوايا روحي

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هو يحب النساء اللواتي
يعرفن كيف يتحولن إلى شعر
بين يديه

Free Verse # 270 (in silence they held each other)

Like a flower
amid the book’s pages
I keep you inside of me,
your fragrance nurturing
my very heart,
breathing life into me
the way the dawn’s light
caresses the garden
into a subtle awakening.

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Rain fell last night,
the welling water
carried me to your ocean,
the waves engulfing me
burned me to the core,
each desire, each breath,
yours…

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My breath
a nightbird wandering
through the sky,
his wings brushing all the stars
into a poem
yearning to be planted
in your pillow,
then into your dreams
to fly…

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Her voice
hollows out the wind
making it curl in endless
gasps against
her beloved
the sky

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Autumn falls
and the leaves grow silent,
their hushed murmurs
raked by the breeze,
flown skyward
as the drowsiness descends,
blanketing all.

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In silence
they held each other,
their breaths merging
into a blossom,
a white spring flower.