The Open Gate: A Haiku Journal

Introduction   van Gogh   The Lost Battalion   A Boy Tries


Reaching toward a starry heaven
A solitary cypress stands outside the village
Separated from both.

The barred asylum window—
Just outside, a solitary iris
In full bloom.

A little hope remained:
Above the ominous landscape, two white clouds;
The shot, to his stomach.

Copyright © 2006 J. C. Greene. Images courtesy of the Vincent van Gogh Gallery.