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nighttime haiku, written by Toni L.A. Cross 1/10/10

crickets tuning strings
fire-flies dancing ominous
clouds hiding everything else

something howls long
stillness broken violently
echoing through trees

darkness crawls slowly by
shivers of silent visions
banished by sun’s glow

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Definition of Haiku:
3 lines
first line, 5 syllables
second line, 7 syllables
third line, 5 syllables
Haiku is required to ’suggest’ a single season somehow. It might be directly, by using a word like ‘blossom’ for Spring, or ’snow’ for Winter, or indirectly, by tone, imagery or pace.

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About goatgirlbookworm

My name is Toni Cross, and I was raised on a farm in the far north of the United States. I love to read and write and I hope to use those hobbies in a greater way in the days to come. One of my passions is using whatever influence I have to make a difference in the world.

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