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

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