Haiku Sonnet: Ozark County


hands held on weathered
glades set with yellow primrose
side step cactus that

stair steps down through oak
scattered woods hidden from noon
day tourists lost and

dodging dirt road ruts
this path leads to our hidden
waterfall off that

ridge spilling into
a shaded pool reflecting
soft blooms of dogwoods

in filtered light we
scratch our names on mossy rocks

14 Responses to Haiku Sonnet: Ozark County

  1. Sumedh says:

    brilliant imagery;

  2. There’s those damn dogwoods again.

  3. Ali says:

    Real tears in my eyes right now. Lucky her. Scratching names on rocks? Do you have a clone? As foolish as this sounds, THIS is what I am trying to convince the world exists. Romance and fine, intimate details. I knew it did. Thank you for reminding me. Beautiful. Sentimental. Romantic. Sensual with those falls…

  4. Scot says:

    threw those in just for you–haha

  5. Paul says:

    Cool, this one tumbles down like the creek over the ledges with the adaption, rolling the end of each stanza through to the next one, beautiful structural symmetry with the image, masterstroke variation blurring haiku together,

  6. Scot says:

    Your cool last poem is also brilliant! Glad you liked this one.

  7. Scot says:

    Thanks Paul–I will leave these haikus for a bit–afraid I might start living in a 5/7/5 world..haha—-hmm…might be a poem there.

  8. Scot says:

    more like lucky me–

  9. jo says:

    WOW, the rhythm in this is something else, you got the water, Scot and I am very impressed. Lovely. (ps I mailed you, no I mean I emailed you, lol)

  10. Scot says:

    thanks –humbled….seems to me as the lesser of the three–I am working on a better title. This is just feet away from the front porch

  11. Bob says:

    You, my friend, have a soul that spans the ages.

  12. Joe Felso says:

    I like the way this poem travels from start to finish—the lines and stanza breaks keep it going somewhere. —D

  13. Scot says:

    I suppose I was visually walking down the hill toward the waterfall just like a thousand other times and it had to be inked or else I would have falllen 🙂
    thanks for stopping in————how you do that pen and ink is amazing!!

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