Saturday, May 21, 2016

Caesura 2015 Fusion

Caesura: Literary Journal of Poetry Center San Jose

Erin Redfern
Leslie Hoffman

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Haiku XXI

eventide stillness
geese, in V formation, sail
into setting sun


Haiku XX

land schooner tacks east
sails across an ancient sea
waves of coral grain

text & photo by leh

Haiku XIX

dragonfly hovers
summer still-life in motion
above rippled stream



redwoods sway, succumb
to the wildfire's siren call
fall one week away

text & photo by leh

Haiku XVII

child carries bucket
filled with water, stones beneath
her callused, bare feet


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Star of Bethlehem

While the newlyweds sealed their vows,
I glanced upward through redwood boughs
to see the convenant of Venus and Jupiter
that would guide our way out of the canyon
into the valley of lights and home beyond.
And I wondered if two millennia ago           
three Magi witnessed this celestial glow
near Regulus and the crescent Moon,
it guiding them out of Galilee to unveil
a precious child born king of Israel.

text & photo by leh