Mallory Rowe

Street lights mimicking
Stars come down to earth–poorly–
And pollute the truth

Hiding in shadows–
Impossible when your light
Shines so intensely

Dew drops of perfume
Form in misty valleys as
Scented spring air sinks

Long after footprints
Wash away from the surface
Our world will endure

A single rose blooms
Attracting every insect
To her rare pollen


Mallory Rowe has been writing poetry for over ten years, but she is currently
passionate about haiku and senryu specifically. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Huntsville with a degree in Art History and English, she continued to write poetry in her spare time. Mallory enjoys being outdoors, and she often uses her observations of nature in her work. She is also an avid reader of philosophy and science, from which she draws much inspiration. Her dream has always been to write full-time, and she feels blessed to be able to live that dream. She self-published her first book, Looking Inward: 50 Haiku for Reflection and Introspection on Amazon as a Kindle edition in January 2015 and has been published in several issues of her university’s literary magazines. She is currently working on her next book of haiku and senryu. Mallory’s chapbook ‘Hope Lies Beyond’ was released in 2016.
Photo by Nadia Gerassimenko