Scented Moonlight

      by Michael Dylan Welch, Alegria Imperial, and Vicki McCullough

First published in Haiku Canada Review 11:2, October 2017, page 28. Originally written 3 April 2011 at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia during the Sakura Days Japan Fair.


my hesitant knock—
the path to her door
drifted with blossoms                                                                    Michael

        overhead a cloud
        of pink magnolias                                                                  Alegria

skin cream flecked
with calendula petals—
one more season of sun                                                               Vicki

        collected rain
        tipping the orchid                                                                  Michael

on her windowsill
the blooming wisteria
casts a shadow                                                                              Alegria

        honeysuckle
        scents the moonlight                                                             Vicki