Saturday 1 October 2022

Two Haiku, Two Tanka and One Poem by Marie C Lecrivain



Haiku

 

rain mixes

with summer dust

sunrise can wait




rain drops

on marigolds

I still weep for you



Tanka



on rainy nights

I remember when

you held me

and made me believe

love is real


a sliver of moon

floats by my window

I dream

of sailing

on the wind


Strength (VIII)


(Rider Waite Smith)

In your dream

you’re 1,000 feet tall

your mountain perch shrunk

down to a footstool.


You’re dressed like Gaia

in roses and catnip.

Your leonine companion

can’t stop licking your wrists,

but you learned

a long time ago

that your mercurial

and lazy ego

likes to be rewarded

for its occasional compromise.


This is the secret

of your success.

Maybe you’ll remember

that little detail

when next you wake.



Marie C Lecrivain is a poet, publisher, and ordained priestess in the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, the ecclesiastical arm of Ordo Templi Orientis. Her work has been published in California Quarterly,  Chiron Review, Gargoyle, Nonbinary Review, Orbis, Pirene's Fountain, and many other journals.

She's the author of several books of poetry and fiction, and editor of Ashes to Stardust: A David Bowie Tribute Anthology (forthcoming/copyright 2022 Sybaritic Press, www.sybpress.com).




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