Posts Tagged ‘veil’


From high above, the tiny figures move
Like clones, their pace and look almost the same.
They seem as poured from mold, or in a groove,
Pale pieces playing parts within a game.

E’en from the level of the street, the mass
Keeps marching much in step like armies file,
Their faces – this or that – all fit a class:
A studied look or quick-lived frown or smile.

E’en greeting or a nod won’t tell the tale;
It takes relationship before one can
Discover what is hidden by the veil
And find the hidden thoughts that make the man.

From far away, men look the same, like ants.
It is the closest look that separates, enchants.


photo by Marcelo Terraza at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mmfzcdy/%3E+Block+1


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


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But What?

To driver
Wife says, “Look, a sign!




Keep chasing
The frantic deadlines
End at D E A D.




Darkness, A Veil

Misty fog,
Disappearing tracks –
The future.


What? – photo by Michal Zacharzewski at

Indeed! – photo by Steve Woods at

Darkness – photo by Johnny Berg 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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           The Star Of The Night

A cloudy curtain’s drawn across the skies,
As thin as veil that hides a maiden’s eyes;
A milky cataract that dims the sight
Not of the moon, but mine into the night. 

That gown of gossamer lessens the glow
That moon and Milky Way will most nights show.
And blacker is the blackness now by far
So passing firefly is its brightest star.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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