Blanket of Clover

151 / after drinking his life to a hospital bed— nightly, he lies awake, defiantly growing out a blanket of clover—


  1. So much told in so few words. For me this touches deep.

  2. For the most part, almost all of the haiku and tanka I have written are based on actual experiences, situations without embellishments or fictions added. In this case, it is based on a close relative, slightly younger than myself, who has led a difficult, dramatic life. A story somewhat cut from a Faulkner novel.


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