April 24, 2007

Earth Day Haiku


Dirt beneath our nails,
we hum songs of praise and thanks

while planting pansies.

Guilt beneath our nails,
we plant pansies in the sun
at the asphalt's edge.


(Thanks to the women of One Deep Breath
for their continuing inspiration.)




6 comments:

Regina Clare Jane said...

Shelley- pansies can do wonders for asphalt!
Lovely!

Roswila said...

Very strong pair of haiku. Thanks! (And the blue of the pansies ... delicious.)

Colorful Prose said...

I really like the contrast between the two. How often we think that because we do one good thing, that excuses us from worrying about the rest.

the muze of my alterEgo¿ said...

Enjoy the reading...

Crafty Green Poet said...

Colourful Prose took the words right out of my mouth....

Patois said...

Excellent flow of the pair. Thank you for sharing these.