Monday, April 7, 2014

The Haiku Poetry of Richard Wright

Following are some of the Haiku poems of
Richard Wright (1908 - 1960)
African American author of "Black Boy" and "Native Son

An apple blossom
Trembling on a sunlit branch
From the weight of bees.

I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.

In the setting sun,
Each tree bud is clinging fast
To drying raindrops.

Make up you mind, Snail!
You are half inside your house,
And halfway out!

The crow flew so fast
That he left his lonely caw
Behind in the fields.

The webs of spiders
Sticking to my sweaty face
In the dusty woods.

One magnolia
Landed upon another
In the dew-wet grass.

Spring begins shyly
With one hairpin of green grass
In a flower pot.

Wright was a prolific writer of Haiku
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For more info and many more of Wright's Haiku poems

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