Haiku Practicing

SEPTEMBER 2021

where will we land now?
flight diverted by wind shears
weather patterns shift
 

street food and music
chile ristras, adobe
with turquoise accents
 

Flamenco

graceful arching back
fingers curling drumbeats in
the air—her feet stomp
 

gently touching me
silver maples in
autumn night breeze
 

flies landed on me
but I had no offerings
forest is quiet
 

searching for morning
glories in frozen grasses
chickens hunt for bugs
 

AUGUST 2021

Summer in the yard
Praying mantis locks green eyes
Sandhill cranes bugle

 

First Autumn
Remains
In bird song

 

Perseids vanish
Equanimity lost in
Wishes on a star

 

Arch hiss growl spit scratch
Fierce and tiny kittens meet
The dogs who live here

 

Manifestation
Molecules separate–see!
Looking without looking

 

People say hello
Dogs pant in hot sun, no breeze
Bear scat on the trail

 

Purple potatoes
Bistro breakfast harvested
Under ashen skies

 

Sensibility
Air conditioning inside
No life in dead trees
 

Gentle rains sprinkle
Summer dark greens and browns
Parched hearts beg for more
 

I rebel
against seventeen syllables
and rules
 

delicate balance
weeping for humanity
little blue planet
 

nuthatch in the air
chipmunk runs across the log
autumn in the pines
 

geese fly overhead
mail delivery announces
end of summer sale!
 

shrouded pearly fog
vulnerable old woman
unseen in winter
 

water in motion
wind and light dancing above
fish swimming below
 

autumn sky washed blue
by thundering clouds rolling
towards the mountains