Rondeau in Winter

 

“like a worm, was I wrapt round and round”

                                                      Edward Young

 

A feather on the

Polished marble floor

Of the train station

 

Life in another room

Blowing here and there

In a whirl of human steps

 

Time in a hummingbird garden

Pulsating life of the freeways

In and under my veins

 

The void of winter nights

To cede and to contract

In dream before the light

 

Sounds of blood enlivened

A lithesome music

Poised on the shores of silence

 

Night~~~Haiku

 

passing with delight

into this obscurity

each other’s embrace

 

two bodies speaking

in colors that are flesh

calling the other body

 

a promise to make

uncommon ground between us

the joy of suspense

 

then hurled into dreams

we’re worlds apart yet so close

our ships touch in sleep

 

Margaret Saine lives in Southern California, where, for three decades, she taught poetry in Spanish to the daughters and sons of Mexican immigrants. She writes poetry, haiku, short story, and cultural essay in five languages and translates poets between those languages. Her books are “Bodyscapes,” “Words of Art,” and 5 haiku chapbooks. Her book of poems “Searching For Bridges” was published bilingually, with Arabic, in October 2016 by the Jordanian Writers Association.  “Lit Angels” is to be published by Moonrise Press, Los Angeles, in December 2016. Her Italian ms. “Paesaggi che respirano” [Breathing Landscapes] is forthcoming, and she has published three books of poetry in German

Submission Prachya Review Dec 2016