Insights into How My Writing Has Evolved

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In the early years of my writing career, I focused solely on writing, reading and rewriting haiku. During a seven year period, I published over 125 haiku in more than 25 magazines including Modern Haiku, Dragonfly, and Cicada. (This was prior to the internet when poetry magazines were still published in hard copy.)

Some of my haiku from this time have more than 20 versions. Often I would only change one or two words. The importance of rewriting had been drilled into me in college. …

A Poem

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The sun rises casually
in the east, bright orange
and full of hope that
another day will blossom
into a rose. I listen
to the wind suck the air
out of my lungs and wonder
about the gods strolling
naked through my garden.

She is a memory from my past
and the mother of my dreams.
I worship at her feet and
bow before her beauty. We
were lovers when the gods
danced and the cattle slept.

Now a darkness has settled over my eyes and I see nothing but the pain I’ve caused and the heartaches I’ve given. Even…

Harley King

Poet, Novelist, Artist. Follow me on my novel writing journey: Editor: The Torchbearer.

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