Category Archives: Rachel Swirsky’s poetry

A Haiku For Friday, October 4th

The cold rain shivers.
I dart, indoors to indoors,
generous shelters.
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A Haiku For Friday, September 27th

God, it is so dark.
My throat closes like the night,
kaleidoscopic.
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A Haiku for Friday, September 20th

At five, the sky rusts.
My stride matches my husband’s,
a shared metronome.
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A Haiku for Friday, September 20th

At five, the sky rusts.
My stride matches my husband’s,
a shared metronome.
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A Haiku For Monday, September 16th

The sky is no clock.
My body wants to obey
its demand for sleep.
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A Haiku For Monday, September 9th

The sky is no clock.
My body wants to obey
its demand for sleep.
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A Haiku for Friday, September 6th

Afternoon, evening,
merge as the sky stops dancing,
parting from the clock.
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A Haiku For Thursday, August 22nd

In early dimness,
a quiet, unmoving sky 
chills, waiting for dusk.
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A Haiku For Monday, August 19th

Dripping, drooping, weak.
The skin and the rain: both grey.
An unrestful sleep.
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Straight to the Point: What can we learn about ourselves from the world around us?

My online speculative poetry class, Verses of Sky & Stars, is coming up on June 9th! The class changes a little each time as the group composition does, but if you want to get a basic idea, I talk about … Continue reading Continue reading

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