hyacinths by Kawarazaki Shodo (1889-1973)
Haiku
by Patricia Carragon

stealing a moment
to smell the hyacinths
I lower my mask

PAINTING: “Hyacinths” by Kawarazaki Shodo (1889-1973).

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NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: This haiku was written after one of my neighborhood walks. I was admiring the gardens and had to do the wrong thing by lowering my mask to get a better whiff of the hyacinths.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Patricia Carragon is the author of several books of poetry and fiction. Her most recent poetry collections are Meowku (Poets Wear Prada) and Innocence (Finishing Line Press). Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is forthcoming from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts the Brownstone Poets reading in Brooklyn and publishes an associated anthology annually. She is also an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.