NaPoWriMo: Day 17

Poetry is the language of the human heart  

~ Caroline Kennedy.

My poetry for today celebrates National Haiku Day.  It is a series of 5-7-5 stanzas strung together for a poem about the present and the past, inspired by today’s gloriously gloomy weather.


Under gray suede skies,

her umbrella’s poppy red

and slicker, yellow.


Her stride is a dance,

the boulevard, a lover

she’s anxious to hold.


I can faintly hear

the slap of her shiny boots

on sloppy pavement.


I was once that girl

A bright spot in a dark world

at peace with the storm.


Plump raindrops darken

the roses on my silk robe.

I watch her fade out.

The picture is from an amazing book called Dancers Among Us  by photographer Jordan Matter.

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