Friday, March 21, 2008

Stars ...

March storm
Aldebaran hides
behind clouds

evening star
even in deep sleep
I see it

northern sky
my husband and I
connect the dots

on an empty beach
they gaze back

through the bare trees
passing mist

falling stars
so many wishes
before I retire

shooting stars
... fifty points
if I see one?

My contributions to the March 2008 haiku thread of the online journal Sketchbook -- . This was a troubled evening at the end of a troubled 1-1/2 weeks, and the poems came after I had made a difficult career-related decision.


Bill said...

Thanks for the advance peek, Ella. One of mine makes a companion piece to one of yours

morning star
the wish I wished
last night

Ella Wagemakers said...

Oh, but everyone's allowed an advance peek, Bill. They send all the contributors the link.

falling stars
how many before I run out
of wishes

:>) Ella

Gabi Greve said...

falling stars
so many wishes
before I retire

You are not the only one here, Ella san !

I will retire in November this year ... so many things to do before that !

GABI from Japan

Ella Wagemakers said...

And I haven't even visited you yet! Hope you find a successor for the World Kigo Database ... or will you continue doing that?