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Since life is but a mist that burns away,
A blossom that delights a day, then goes.
And since the barn’s ablaze and we are hay,
The condor e’er awaits because it knows.

We’re helpless ‘fore the ever watching eyes;
Each is exposed as in the noonday sun
One’s shadow clings no matter how he tries –
Appointment in Samarra – none can run.

Death perches near to pluck our bodies bare,
Bereft of life as idols are of gods.
The sword of Damocles hangs by a hair;
Grim Reaper, with his scythe, fore’er marauds.

Death’s always hanging over each of us;
Its touch before is slight, then ponderous.

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photo by Elvis Santana at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/oosvh1O/california+condor+2

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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2019.

 

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We Dig It

A great need
For all great beaches –
Many spades.

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The Quarry

Sometimes men
Chisel out their own
Grand canyons.

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Jerusalem

Loaves of bread
In city where walked
Bread of life.

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Dig – photo by Colin Brough at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nTbAPu0/Toy+spades+for+the+beach

Quarry – photo by Colin Brough at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nI8lrrm/Quarry+cliff

Jerusalem – photo by Kevin Tuck at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/oYxbo2M/Delivering+bread+in+Jerusalem

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* 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/

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

 

 

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