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AN EXPERIENCE

written by: Stanley Wilkin

@catalhuyuk

 

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We broke up suddenly.
I looked away
And she was gone.

*

In my heart
I had already left
When finally I closed the door.

*

Winter fell over the town
Flowers crumpled, leaves descended-
But nothing changed.

*

Flowers had bloomed
In the garden; delight endlessly repeated,
In autumn they dried and died.

*

Although for months I’d packed
My mind in suitcases,
I left suddenly.

*

The raptor hovered
Coldly in the sky-
Diving as the rabbit scurried underground.

*

I broke his heart,
He said, not understanding
He had long before broken mine.

*

The key turned
The locked door
Shut out time; closed memories down.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

This poem is in imitation of Federico Garcia Lorca, who wrote a poem of a single experience through the eyes of several people using short 3 lined poems in imitation of Japanese haiku.

Stanley Wilkin

Stanley Wilkin

Stanley Wilkin is a freelance lecturer and education consultant working in London
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