Marilyn Speak

 High Five!
Pen       Paper
Cup of tea
Sit         Wait

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

forming the words
I didn't say
an old sixpence
11-plus and a chipped bone
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.


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