“night at the shelter” – Haiku / Senryu

women chattering
like school girls after lights out
night at the shelter
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night at the shelter
safe space to be warm; outside
the chill of winter

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“tree shadows ground grass” – Autumn frost haiku

tree shadows ground grass
mordant morning light etching
patterns in the frost
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I am revisiting the conceit of this haiku. Here are my first attempts from all the way back in 2010. I think I have a better idea of the etching process now. “Thanks, Wikipedia! Love, a librarian.”