Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Oh, Spring! (from Unnecessary Apostrophes & Other Short Poems)

friday branches shred the air
monday a cloud of cherry blossom
springs long expected surprise

 I wrote this many years ago as a sort of jokey haiku. I know it doesn't follow the syllable count but then it's not Japanese. I revive it annually. It comes from a collection of my shorter poems that I call "Unnecessary Apostrophes". According to my New Shorter OED, "apostrophe" has several meanings including "omission of one or more letters" and "sudden exclamatory address".

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