Blue Hammer


© Frédéric Georges Martin

October Haiku

Rain on a roof window.
Fading roses feel no pain,
but Sorrow hits a crescendo.

© Frédéric Georges Martin


Does the sparrow see
the ghost of the cat
that’s looking out
the little round window?

Follow me
a silver-lined cloud had said
to the heavy-hearted boy,
I’ll show you a double Rainbow.

But unwinged birds
like Sorrow and Woe
cannot fly away
and “nevermore” is

the saddest word I know.

© Frédéric Georges Martin