Haiku

OCTOBER 2021

 

autumn sky washed blue

by thundering clouds rolling

towards the mountains

 

rain-soaked road reflects

orange, yellow, and green leaves before

bare branches appear

 

accumulation

broken limbs packed in wet snow

gas flames warm the room

 

elusive safety

despite power outages

snoring dog twitches

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

 

where will we land now?

flight diverted by wind shears

weather patterns shift

 

street food and music

childe ristras, adobe

with turquoise accents

 

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 his growl spit scratch

fierce and tiny kittens meet

the dogs who live here

 

manifestation

molecules separate–see!

looking without looking

 

purple potatoes

bistro breakfast harvested

under ashen skies

 

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!

 

water in motion

wind and light dancing above

fish swimming below