Monday, November 14, 2005

African Haiku


the young refugee
arrives with stars in her pretty eyes
dreaming of freedom

the delicate rose in her element:
how wonderful is the image of the lonely
beauty in fancy clothing

a new dawn
in Terra Australis...
cherry blossoms

behold the essence
of endless desire, the nectar of
the first flower of spring

she opens the
golden gate of wonder with glee -
fortune beckons

inspired by the stellar influences,
she reflects upon the meaning of love and
loneliness in the spring of life

the sound of laughter
along the scented lane of destiny
this joyful day


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo
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