Monday, January 24, 2011

haiku retrospective xv

go to the river.
the girls wade amongst islands,
malcolm throws rocks -- splash!

clear dead alder brush
to make family river seat
on smooth gray tree trunk.

mallard ducks in flight,
scattered sun on rippled pools,
waterfall delights.

unpack microscope.
focus on sand, centipede,
leaves, catkins, fingers.

climb the river hill
past the highland games picnic,
fancy garb and all.

past the softball field,
narrow lane lined with currants,
past the june wedding.

wind through the redwoods.
we the five little piggies
go all the way home.

28 June 1997

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