Winter Oranges

Mandarins
Promise sunshine
And hot concrete.
Clementines
Call rhymes
For scorching feet.
Navels
Spray sweetness
In thirsty eyes.
Tangerines
Paint blazes
Across gray skies.

© 2012 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved

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  1. Liz Steinglass says:

    This is another hay(na)ku poem–with one word in the first line, two in the second, and three in the third. When I first used the form, I found it quiet and peaceful. Now that the holidays are over I’m feeling more energized so I wanted to see if the form could also express that feeling too.

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