Clematis Sky

slow boil of the autumn sun

long-winded waves of switchgrass distilling the dawn

how quietly the day unfolds yellow day lilies

new neighbor: the scent of her pink plumerias

age of autumn my snowdrops not ready to bloom

your sweet-scented smile   clematis sky

long after your soft petals have fallen pinwheel galaxy

Silk~ is a Japanese short-form poet who is obsessed with one-lined haiku poems. Since embarking on this creative writing journey in July 2020, monoku poems have gained considerable popularity on social media: #monoku. Silk~’s most recent publication credits include Frogpond, Versification, Briefly Write Magazine, Mycelium MagazinePaddler Press and Modern Haiku. You can find Silk~ on Twitter: @Silk73507704.