"For the Oates" - Jay Morris




"For the Oates" - Jay Morris


Haiku One

The crippled phoenix
Stumbles toward resurrection
Breathing future ash.

Haiku Two

Tower of bone white
Hold in the sins of eons
Babylon is sand

Haiku Three

The pervasive tongue
Speaks in the bright alchemy
Of coalesced dreams

Haiku Four

Do you know the Oates?
Engineer of drunken birds?
Haiku mastermind.

Haiku Five

Poetry bridges
The gap between our ages
Peer, mentor, and friend.


"For the Oates" is part of a series of poems by Athens poets about other poets. 

1 comment:

David Oates said...

Thank you, Jay. I'm honored! We have a Haiku Athens group on FB and meeting 11-12:20 (usually--March is second Saturday and May will probably meet elsewhere) third Saturdays at the Athens libe. Love to have you if you're in town. What are you up to these days--still school for public health in the metropolis? I know you'll make a great contribution in that field. Do you get any writing done? Shall we wangle you a WOM feature to give you a deadline frame to help get some done? :>