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  • Writer's pictureWILLIAM HAZEL

Sipping Red



I chose the last Sunday of each month to share a haiku practice on my IG stories through the fall and winter months. Sipping red in bed, was the prompt. I'll switch to white for the spring and summer. Thanks for lingering.


sipping red in bed

autumn night lingering dim

journals cursive scratched


chapters long written

shared in lesser words agreed

old souls write beyond



sipping red in bed

long thanks leftover given

reminiscence foiled


warm pie waits for morn

savor only now and need

grace carved wholehearted



sipping red in bed

'jamas new worn dryer warm

silent night savored


christmas chaos shelved

star dark in a velvet box

gibbous waxing blue


years crossroad collide

old and new pivot unhinged

flannels entangled



sipping red in bed

marinara long simmered

scenting home subtly


flour, egg, love

simple ingredients these

al dente to please


old world vines noted

garlic kisses slow grazie

mandolin reprise



sipping red in bed

tarot and merlot converge

turn a midnight card


facet fixations

our rudimentary four

shuffled seasons ask


soul care queried shy

introspection flames open

burning unanswered




sipping red in bed

west view ripe blue clouds roll low

subtle tannins tease


neath heirloom linen

quilted weight of evening lulls

downpour notes of age


1. Photos by Author

2. Cover photo, Mae Mu, Unsplash


© Copyright William Hazel, 2023


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