Posts Tagged ‘dew’

Jeb Stuart, in the midst of war,
Rode by his family.
While on his horse, he kissed his wife –
Goodbye in brevity.

Mere two days later, he was dead,
Kissed by a sniper’s bee.
It was a single touch that took
Him to eternity.

Of Stuart, Sedgwick later said,
“He ruled the cavalry.
He was the greatest officer
That we will ever see.”

The bullet, kiss, the spoken praise
Were each a single tick,
Upon the ages’ lumb’ring clock,
From one life that we pick.

How quick a stroke a brush may make
And change fore’er a hue
On which the wind will blow all day
And fall, in mornings, dew.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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I picked her up and put her in her seat.
When placed, she asked me why my arm was wet.
“My arm is wet?” I asked. “It is the heat.
The sun is beating down; I bead with sweat.”

I bridged to what we’d talked about before:
I’d told her how the mornings paint the grass
With little pearls that wet the verdant floor,
That water and the sun bring that to pass.

So when she walked the lawn with tender feet,
Her toes were tickled and were watered too.
“With that, my child, my story is complete –
Upon my arm, the sun has raised a dew.”


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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..So Much That’s Still To Do

So much that’s still to do; the Sun
Has yet to cross the sky.
The rivers to the sea still run;
The dew is yet to dry.

So much that’s still to do; the book
Is started but unread.
The stars will come and beg me look;
The snail has miles to tread.

How can it be, when much remains,
Unfinished to the eye,
The curtain falls, and come the chains
Of Death, and one must die?


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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Pigeon Play

Game over:
I’m number one.  You’re
Number two.


The Lifeguard

But they’re naturals.
Relax, Mom.


Spider Wealth

In the web,
A morning treasure –
Dew diamonds.


Pigeon – photo by Kevin Tuck at

Lifeguard – photo by Mirna Sentic at

Wealth – photo by Marja Flick-Buijs at


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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