Category: light

Cascades of contrails 

light the sky once translation 

has been left behind. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Refracting in each 

distinct glint of sunlight is 

a vague fleck of doom. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Once light hits leaf, they 

become a different light 

and different leaf. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Invisible lights 

pulse beneath the arc, seeking 

other devices. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Take deep breaths. Light of 

the very day is engraved 

by changing of air. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Some days one should dress 

only in shadows, and some 

nights only in light. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The aristocrat 

sees the traffic light change from 

fuchsia to chartreuse. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

You’re always welcome, 

shadow-bringer, to these blue 

depths awaiting light. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer 

inspired by @smakka–bagms

Time casts a very 

strange shadow, given it’s made 

completely of light. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The glowworm is first 

to affirm light takes many 

unusual forms. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer 

inspired by @smakka–bagms