mud dries tonight like lingering
half-smoked out by palm
NB: This poem, especially the third line, is best appreciated in poet voice.
- My silent friends — Haibun #73 (hugauga.wordpress.com)
- Wind and Water and Stone, poem by Octavio Paz (silverbirchpress.wordpress.com)
-  (thisbodyofwork.wordpress.com)
- Oh Snap! City Arts Calls Out ‘Poet Voice’ (poetryfoundation.org)
- Performance Anxiety: When Poets Read Aloud (themillions.com)