poMotion poetry

GREATER MIAMI’S RESPITE an american’s bastardized haiku

with 5 comments

Palm trees at pre-dawn
stretch fruitful branches eastward
A single reflected yen
stubbornly beautiful

Basement-less flats
bars with deco-tropic fronts
cast out about us
Kinetic, and delinquent
to girls, and the hot white sand

Miles of ocean
careless, bathed with vernal air
Inchoate evening
Sitting before a long bridge
where you say you used to fish

Surrounded, a-sea
The inhabitable surf
brings some comfort
Here: pitch black, starry midnight
mojitos melting damned ice

By Cassandra Kolsen


Written by lickmypoetry

August 4, 2010 at 8:11 pm

5 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Very much enjoyed your poem and its vivid imagery.


    August 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  2. Thank you. I love playing with form poetry.

    I got really into writing haikus after a friend lent me “Death Poems,” a collection written by masters at the end of their lives. Check it out, it’s a beautiful and haunting anthology.


    August 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

  3. i have only ever seen miami except through the pictures you paint but such is your skill i feel at home there already-just sayin


    August 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

  4. Thanks Julie!


    August 9, 2010 at 11:44 am

  5. what a pleasure to read this poem. thank you for having such a rich talent for writing this.


    August 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: