Spirit Roams Haiku


nature fights fences
water breaks stone, mountains fall
free spirits roam

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Inspired by the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #441, ghost-written by Managua Gunn,
in honor of International Romany Day, April 8, a holiday of which I was previously unaware.
Follow the link if you want to hear more about the Roma or the holiday.

24 thoughts on “Spirit Roams Haiku

  1. Excellent! “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, / That sends the frozen ground swell under it, / And spills the upper boulders in the sun.”


    • Sometimes our stomachs or misfortunes ground our bodies, but surely even then, our spirits can still be free. I hope he can improve his lot, he must feel pretty sad and hopeless to resort to begging.


    • Great prompt, I’ve always found the idea of the open road appealing. But only if I can take my house with me, like baba yaga, or the travelers with their clever wooden houses. Just dance and spin like the wind.


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