laundry on line

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1683 Troiku month (12) White Valley Clouds

after the rain
breathing deeply
white valley clouds

© Jane Reichhold (Taken from: “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Here is my attempt:

after the rain
slim soaked clothing on lines
fluttering shapes filled out

breathing deeply
cool fresh scent fills nostrils
crisp linens drying

white valley clouds
puff out in mannequin forms
clothes dancing outdoors

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to laundry on line

  1. calmkate says:

    like your unusual take!


  2. 1sojournal says:

    Really like this Sara. You fill out the details of the piece you took it from, giving us not only the sight, but the smells and activities that go along with drying clothes on a clothes line. You reminded me of my childhood when Mom hung the washing outside. How fresh and good they smelled after hanging in the sunshine. Thank you,



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