Two poems

Two poems

A Poem by Delmar Cooper
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haiku two maybe

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With Apology to…Basho

 

On Destiny

 

Pine straw in her beak

Motherbird,  nest weaver, works

Patient cat awaits

 

 

Another Opinion of Spring

 

Cold snow has fallen,

White over mantles the green.

Youth?  But a memory.

© 2018 Delmar Cooper


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My daughter and I wrote a few haiku poems this evening. about spring.
I'll have to show her yours and see what she thinks :)

It seems the common thread between the two is the pending doom.
The clutches of the cat, the clutches of old age. A looming threat.

And then of course we have the birth in the one, new life and the aging of the other, life leaving.
Is that what they call juxtaposition when you have to extremes presented by side?

I guess the conclusion I am drawing is that I like them both and can interpret their meanings in different ways.

And silly me, I had to google Basho and I am so happy I am walking away with a bonus nugget from your writing. Enjoyed. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

2 Years Ago

Beautiful review. The beautiful part is the part about you and your daughter writing together. Tha.. read more
Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

ok. I got it right. :)
and thank you. she likes writing 'hikoos' :)
nice to read your .. read more



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"Cold snow" good to remember it's cold to the reader. I like.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Basho would be proud of these elegant haikus, you have honored the art form. Actually, they both very much read like his. Elusive meaning and cause for thought, a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Basho himself would uncap your pen and hand it to you.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Nice to meet you, Delmar! I have three cats, so I'm quite partial to the first one, but I immensely enjoyed them both. Haiku's and Senryu's are a wonderful form of expression. Much enjoyed!

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

11 Months Ago

Only three cats? Don't they get lonely? My lodgings are cat free now but for 12 years we had four .. read more
Kelly Scheppers

11 Months Ago

Four was the most I had at one time. I've never been without a cat or dog in my life, ever since I .. read more
I came back
...the coffee wisps called.
I remember'd ...now.

Posted 12 Months Ago


Neat! I sure hope the cat misses out on its' prey.
I appreciate the metaphor or the green with youth - very clever.
Thank you for the beauty of your wriing.

Take care - Dave

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

12 Months Ago

Thank you for reading. It is difficult for mere humans to say which is more important, a deficiency.. read more
This is Simple but really sophisticated in its simplicity.
And it's really a wonderful thought, Delmar
I like it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much for reading and your generous comment
Beeeeeeutiful ..."youth? but a memory."

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Year Ago

When memory is still working that is.
On destiny indeed! our works look on with licking chops!

Posted 1 Year Ago


All good work and intentions can be destroyed by a patient narcissist.

I am old and close to death.

Ok. My interpretations are not as eloquent as your scribbles, but I feel it is my duty to make light of your work in the vain hope that it will bring a smile to your grouchy face. You're welcome.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Year Ago

Despite what you read, I am the most un-curmudgeonly person I know. In real life, that is. I only .. read more
These are good, Cooper. Being of a certain age, I was especially moved by the second one.
Seems as though I revisit the memories of the past more and more often now.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Delmar Cooper

1 Year Ago

“Of certain age”, and how are things on the ice floe? Bracing? Thanks for the comment.
angel

1 Year Ago

Damn thing gets smaller every day; soon I will be balancing on an ice cube...
angel

1 Year Ago

ungrateful kids...blub...blub...oh crap....

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