"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Golden Retreat

the autumn princess
captures summer’s last sunlight
to guide the monarch

their golden retreat
from the chill of shorter days
breath taking beauty

©Susie Clevenger 2011

haiku my heart


Rosie said...

Susie, thanks for the visit to my blog...

You write amazing haikus, and poetry per se. I love this one with the Monarch - beautifully woven imagery!

Nanka said...

I see these beautiful Monarchs flitting around and capture my attention!! You have a great picture to stand by your words!! Excellent!!

Hazel said...

Oh I love fairies! The monarch must be enjoying some fairy dust. Charming haiku.

rebecca said...

oh suzie,

i love love love your haiku! you have spoken with such tenderness and care for the migration of the monarch. i too am smitten with the these beauties. my butterfly weeds, the host plant for monarchs, are laying down deep tap roots and i am hopeful their swath will thrive to provide a stronger habitat for these eye dazzlers!

thank you for being here!

Helen Campbell said...

What a beautiful haiku! I adore butterflies, although we do not get Monarchs in our area. Thanks for sharing!

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