Category: Haiku

Be limitless

Fly! Be limitless. Surf sunrise, sail to the moon. Seed to tree, grow! ❤Aweni

Inhabit (Haibun)

Enjoy this short poem Of beauty beyond compare. Beauty without heart. ........ Her perfect slim form, A temptation to man and woman, Rise from the shimmering waters. Her graceful form breaks through the rivulets with every stride. Her movements in the sea was amble and confident like she was Poisedon’s very own mistress. So graceful, … Continue reading Inhabit (Haibun)

Moth path

The moth seeks moon light But is tricked by lesser lights Quick death beckoning Ife sat outside all evening wrapped in her flowery satin house coat after she had put Emeka to sleep. She watched moths fly towards the fluorescent garden light, kissing the glow of the lamp again and again until they fell onto … Continue reading Moth path

Seek happiness

Foxtrot or quickstep? Dreams and heart makes her choices. In tandem with life. Funmi stared at the letter in her hands. She couldn't believe it. She got the job! She could feel the joy rise inside her, brimming to the fore and threatening to push open the coffers she normally had her emotions in. The … Continue reading Seek happiness

Time waits for none

Years flow endlessly A passenger one minute Down under the next. Tunde flipped open his diary as his eyes scanned through what he had planned for the day and the next. It was the first of December. 'Where has 2019 gone?' He shook his head in disbelief as he reflected on what he had done … Continue reading Time waits for none

The best of them

I searched far and wide for the best of the best. I walked across deserts, and sailed across oceans. I flew through bright blue skies, and dark grey clouds with no end in sight. I searched Earth's centre, its edges, and all that was in between them. The answers were many. But, only one struck … Continue reading The best of them

Chants

I hear chants, Chants! Chants! Chants! Behind closed doors. They assail my ears From The coven The temple The church The mosque So much in common But they beg to differ Do you? Sun asks sea and land "Who struts like he owns the earth?" "He who makes fire." ❤Aweni Adams July 2019

Rain drops

Pitter patter I thump Gently then loudly on their roofs Their thin veils And their moods My aid is at hand Wrapped as one We make sure They feel our wrath and love He tells me where to go I know what to do I wet the appetite of the lil babe Buried deep in … Continue reading Rain drops

The listening ear

My solace was in his dark hollow place From the air, through a maze of hairy routes, I came to rest. His lips needn't move. His eyes told me I was in the right place. Songs of birds echo Never for us or their foes But for a light chest ❤Aweni

Dream with care

Sings all day, ne'er cries Knows no pain, joys or sorrows She is a mermaid I had a dream To break boundaries To be a star My hopes started with a flicker now they are large, larger than life A raging fire Threatening to engulf from within They must breath, else I can't be On … Continue reading Dream with care