HAWA! Poetry Wednesday

Welcome to HAWA! Poetry Wednesday. My husband and I write a poetry journal to document our journey together and every Wednesday I post a page from our archives to share. We have communicated through prose with each other for over 25 years. We talk about everything going on in our lives in this way. We hope you enjoy. Have a rosy day. HA!

rose 2 HA! 2014

September 25, 2014

Summers end,

soil drinking deeply of

autumnal bounty,

sun scorching rays retreat

behind gray clouds,


the trees sigh in relief

as foliage sings with

crimsons fire

grass awakens from

brown sleep.

Chill in the mornings


brings osmanthus scent

on wings,

memories of long days


at summers end.

Savor them in memory

until springs dawn and

the roses bloom again.

WA! (c) 2014

rose HA! 2014

September 25, 2014

“here, smell this rose,” he says,

extending sinew and bone,

callouses and velvet.

Nose buried deeply,

inhaling sun and hot wind,

I smile through pink and yellow

softness, into delighted

loving eyes.

“this is the last one, the last rose

I’ll smell till summer next,” he says.

My heart jumps with joy

knowing I will be here

for all the summers to come,

smelling roses with my


HA! (c) 2014


Don't be shy!

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