Cup of tea
Here she is
This wild, silky otherness
Write it down.
written for my first Stanza meeting!
her baby asleep a new mother hugs the silence ---------- sleepless forming the words I didn't say ---------- an old sixpence 1955 11-plus and a chipped bone ---------- laughter rolling gently down the hill ---------- deep in the temple a seated Buddha scent of jasmine ----------- cigarette lit a painted statue sits down
Marilyn Speak is a 75 year-old Grandma, who has written occasional verse over the years, and has now fallen in love with the haiku form – though not the formal sort! High Five was written as her membership ticket to the Stamford Stanza group 3 years ago, who kindly gave her a High Five for it.