Mary Ann Hoberman

Two Haiku and a Gazelle

Two haiku:


The thick black pythons
Are braided tight together.
How do they untwine?


Sea risen sunbird
O flaming flamingo, spread
Wide your red feathers.

Some fun with alliteration and repetition:


O gaze on the graceful gazelle as it grazes
It grazes on green growing leaves and on grasses
On grasses it grazes, go gaze as it passes
It passes so gracefully, gently, O gaze!

From: THE RAUCOUS AUK, ill. by Joseph Low (Viking Press, NY, 1973)

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