April 15, 2011

The Air and the Ground [jake]

Note: This piece is a form that a friend-of-a-friend of mine invented called a tri-ku: three haikus connected by enjambment of the last line of one haiku and first line of the next.

O, pinions connect
tendons to feathers aloft
and aloof. Such a

thin security,
veiled vulnerability.
O, pinions! Clip them

and watch the birds drop.
How impossible: grace was
the air and the ground.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this form. And the piece itself is vivid and haunting.