Messages to Lelia: Haiku, Short Poems, and Longer Poems

A book of haiku and other poems by a noted Mid-South poet based in Memphis, Tennessee. His poetry springs from wide-ranging experience connected with his family history and with local Southern cultures in Mississippi and West Tennessee. His poetry sparkles with life, deep-rooted as it is in the soil of the Mid-South.

“Billy Reed is a salty saint, sprinkling light on dark paths in a laser-speared poetry that invites us all to dance, laugh, and pray. It will bless you if you let it.” -John Kilzer, Ph.D.

Messages to Lelia: Haiku, Short Poems, and Longer Poems

A book of haiku and other poems by a noted Mid-South poet based in Memphis, Tennessee. His poetry springs from wide-ranging experience connected with his family history and with local Southern cultures in Mississippi and West Tennessee. His poetry sparkles with life, deep-rooted as it is in the soil of the Mid-South.

“Billy Reed is a salty saint, sprinkling light on dark paths in a laser-speared poetry that invites us all to dance, laugh, and pray. It will bless you if you let it.” -John Kilzer, Ph.D.

Haiku & Short Poems

Long Poems

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    Haiku #72
    Home Page by Billy ReedOct 12, 2016 In the western sky sunlit clouds sing to the night lovely red voices
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    Haiku #71
    Home Page by Billy ReedOct 12, 2016 Is there no mirror to reflect this lonesome face will she remember
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    Haiku #70
    Home Page by Billy ReedOct 12, 2016 Pink camellias mistaken for butterflies we meander home
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    Haiku #69
    Home Page by Billy ReedOct 12, 2016 Beneath a low bridge asleep covered in kudzu will she awaken
About the Author
Billy Reed is a poet who lives in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Billy has spent his entire life living in… Keep Reading

About Billy Reed

Billy Reed is a poet who lives in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Billy has spent his entire life living in Western Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta. He began writing stories and poems as a boy and continues that practice in the present.

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