Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: powders of stones

As I am not reading much, or even wanting to pick a book, today I tease you with one of my recent poems. This is a Haibun where there is a sprinkling of prose with haiku!:

powders of stones

Layer by layer, he chiselled the surface, hardened over time. Now time had no meaning, but for his work. Destruction, construction, it was not for him to decide. On his feet lay the debris, powdered monument, was it? Nothing made sense any more, only the task, burdened with overcast ripples of thumbed ocean.

only a chipped thought
flies away to the cerulian sky
sacred invasion

His skin had that sheen, although weathered. He was the monument, and its love, which none remembered. If memories had a tapestry, he would win hands down. But memories, for him,  were traps of fire, a quagmire, with no immediate escape.

swat flying creatures
they can't take you far away
you will die anyway

I close the chapter, with a snap, find my fingers breaking the spine. Horrified I observe the pages falling apart, just like the miniscule powders of stones, flying around him. Not bothered, he hammers the ground now. When the earth shakes, he laughs out loud, a sound I had forgotten. I like the crying earth, the bursting sky, awaiting for water to engulf me.

oceans are so hungry-
always swallow those stones
whole city underneath

5 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Didn't know about halibun before. Thanks for the example and the explanation. Writing poetry can be strangely relaxing and fulfilling. Here's my teaser.

TheBookishSnob said...

Interesting. Hope you continue to enjoy the book :)

Come see what Teaser I chose

Gramma Ann said...

That was enjoyable, I like poetry and Haiku.

TexasRed said...

First time I've seen a mix of prose and haiku like this. Thanks!

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday everybody! Hope you will check out my teaser for Tempted (House of Night #6) by PC Cast and Kristin Cast! by the way anyone who features my novel The Thirteenth Chime on a Teaser Tuesday can add there blog link here and they will be featured on my Facebook and Twitter!

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