Through the Glass #photography #haiku #poetry


 

we crossed paths at dawn you and I

you in search of anything that might satisfy

 gnawing of winter’s constant hunger

*

the cold seemed little impediment

there was something in doe eyes

that determination could not disguise

*

I could not reach you through cold glass

I willed a full belly to break repast

my hands empty of all but understanding

*

you caught me in your eye

too close to blink away surprise

we crossed paths at dawn you and I

ice crystals

Through the glass

a world beyond frozen dreams

more than meets the eye

Today’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is Glass .

 

“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 


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29 thoughts on “Through the Glass #photography #haiku #poetry

  1. WOW! The image of the eyes of the doe and the human, with the glass between–real or symbolic–is a powerful one! The world could stop rotating in that instant. How beautifully you’ve woven in hunger and desire! I read the final haiku, after the image of frost, struck me as a separate poem, a comment on the first. I believe there is always more, and love how you used the phrase “than meets the eye” as a follow up to the first poem.

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  2. There is something magic in that moment of understanding when you look a wild creature in the eye and they know you are not a threat and you know you have experienced something almost too beautiful for words.

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  3. This really resonates with me….as I have deer very close to my yard all the time. See them mostly at dusk and dawn. Many times our eyes meet….and I feel the connection. I always enjoy this crossing of paths.

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