"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. 

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