Petals On Wood

This poem is from long ago, before I knew about haiku.  It was a “haiku moment” though, and perhaps a poetic beginning.

“Petals on Wood” was published in Arts Alive: A Literary Review (1988; The Tinley Park- Park District in Illinois).  Blessings, Ellen


The day lilies in the vase
Are ending

Petals drop on wood

I leave them
They express something poignant

       That woods never could.