Sunday, March 18, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxliv

evening --
the scent of water
on asphalt

13 July 2005

high noon --
a milkweed wilts in the crotch
of the old oak

13 July 2005

summer dawn
a heavy silence hangs
in the still, warm air

14 July 2005

Saturday, March 17, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxliii

sea breeze
the peahens ignore
his shimmering tail

1 June 2005

bracken meadow
the distant clanking
of a cowbell

1 June 2005

the salt of his skin
a cloud of mosquitos
outside the tent

10 July 2005

Friday, March 16, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxlii

hilltop cemetery --
a redtail hawk hovers
against the clouds

17 May 2005

scent of jasmine --
her crystal pendant brushes
her breast

20 May 2005

blue-eyed grass --
a hawk's shadow skims
the field

30 May 2005

Thursday, March 15, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxli

labor day --
another company cuts
health benefits

3 May 2005

labor day --
wondering how that teenage body
fit inside mine

3 May 2005

crowning moment --
wait! I've changed my mind
about having this baby!

3 May 2005

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxl

moonlit walk --
tears splash down the baby's fat cheeks

dark trees sway --
oh baby! why won't you sleep?

motel path --
the baby keeps on screaming

2 May 2005

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxix

crossed ski tips --
a pileated woodpecker
on the white fir

tap! tap! tap!
a nodding red crest
against bright green moss

breathing hard --
pull up a tree, woodpecker,
and stay awhile

wings blur --
the gentle sweep of the snow
falling from the treetops

a shared smile --
the stump, stump, stump of ski poles
on the uphill climb

30 April 2005

Monday, March 12, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxviii

distant thunder --
another iris opens
its petals

25 April 2005

high noon --
the calico cat opens
one eye

3 May 2005

buckbrush in bloom --
the mountains surge away
to meet the clouds

17 May 2005

Sunday, March 11, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxvii

justice sunday --
his darkness matches
my light

24 April 2005

bridge party --
she eases her feet
out of her high heels

24 April 2005

hoeing potatoes --
an old down jacket
on the garden bench

24 April 2005

Saturday, March 10, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxvi

winter harbor
a string of small boats
along the pier

snow-capped fence
hands close
around the earthen mug

winter haze
her lantern in the window
guides us home

bare trees
a trail of bread crumbs
in the yard

18 February 2005

Friday, March 9, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxv

dawn shadows
your kiss stirs me from the depths
of my dreams

8 September 2004

yard clean-up --
a raw wind flattens
the first iris

21 April 2005

spring breakup --
ten new gossip threads
on the fan blog

22 April 2005

Thursday, March 8, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxiv

beach traffic
one tiny patent leather shoe
on the median

25 June 2004

a sip of buttermilk
the devil's food cake rises
in the oven

25 June 2004

4th of july
bill clinton's face
on the bookshop door

3 July 2004

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxiii

stinging rebuke
the sudden clarity
of tears

11 May 2004

sullen afternoon
a burst of static
from the speakers

21 May 2004

virginia slims
she has the perfect face
for radio

21 May 2004

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxii

green sister
brushing my brow
with leafy hands

11 May 2004

beach traffic
the tan heads of the grass
so still

11 May 2004

winding road
the knots in my thinking

19 May 2004

Monday, March 5, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxxi

day moon
cottonwoods shimmer
in the breeze

17 April 2004

distant hawk
a gust of cherry petals crosses the lawn

17 April 2004

hot flash
waves of starlight wash over my bare skin

24 April 2004

Sunday, March 4, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxx

blowing petals
the tree's shadow grows
a little longer

7 April 2004

day is done
poppies amidst the dying grass

7 April 2004

sudden breeze
a gnarled lilac
by the garden gate

7 April 2004

Saturday, March 3, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxix

wooded ridge
faded white lines
on the baseball diamond

5 April 2004

frog chorus
the slamming door
of the portapotty

5 April 2004

lost child
a dry toothbrush
in the rack

7 April 2004

Friday, March 2, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxviii

steep trail
the crowns of the firs rise
into the mist

silence and space
her smile welcomes me
to the room

silent worship
haloes surround
the trees

inner light
his feet trace
the stone labyrinth

waiting on god
the swish of the string mop
on cement

quaker charades
how do you act out

fading taillights
another slow tick
in god's clock

4 April 2004

Thursday, March 1, 2012

haiku retrospective cccxxvii

abandoned school
clover heads
on the ragged grass

3 April 2004

drifting oak pollen
an empty bottle
in the cyclone fence

3 April 2004

deserted playground
gnat trails crisscross
the sky

4 April 2004