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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wind blows his hair

I decided that I am going to scrapbook the pictures of the day in Philadelphia with Sean. Although it didn’t pan out, he was still a good friend and I will always have a place in my heart for him (if that makes sense). I decided to write a few poems about the day. I think I am going to do that for every page in my yearbook. Anyway, it’s for my scrapbook; how does it sound:

(poem 1--haiku)
The wind blows his hair

Neatly placed in tight pigtails

Laughs, hookah, and cake.

(Poem 2-- Free verse)
Red lanterns gently blow in the breeze,

Cool, the sun hides behind the clouds;

Chattering of the hustle and bustle

The busy city streets, alive and busy—

Hordes of people surround us,

Yet we are lost in each other’s brown eyes.

Shaking, is it the chill of the air or nerves?

Ambling along the shoreline, the sun sets,

Ben Franklin in the far distance, tugging our heartstrings—

The waves violently crash to shore,

Birds descend upon freshly thrown crumbs.

“Shall we go? It’s getting colder;” he whispers

Amongst the peppermint flavored smoke

In the dimly lit sheesha café, mellowed out.

The Middle East comes alive in America!

And so did China and so did I.

Hearts beat quickly; the kiss is planted

In the brightness of the moon and train platform.


  1. Why is the first haiku line separate from the second and third?

    What are you trying to accomplish with the second poem? Is it a middle eastern theme or a hectic metropolitan/Chinese one (brought to mind by the immediate mention of red lanterns and the mention of the city streets a few lines down)?

  2. I'm trying to combine the whole day into one poem.

    1. Then perhaps integrate the haiku into what you have, like maybe after he whispers?

      Since you have it listed as free verse, it could fit - it's nothing like the hendecasyllabic pentameters and the dactylic hexameters of the Grecoroman realm. That's "interesting" to work with.

  3. Hmmm, true. :) I'm going to do that. :)