Sunday, October 25, 2015

Haiga: Found Haiku


published Haigaonline
spring 2016
found haiku from
Thomas Hardy's poetry
and short stories

Saturday, October 17, 2015


                                                    A LANDMARK

For years the empty farm house and out buildings are left to fade into their surroundings. Unpicked corn provides food for birds. The stalks gradually dry up. collapse and blow away. Hay bales soak rain, become moldy, dry out, freeze, soak up more rain and slowly disappear into the soil. It is a familiar part of the scenery, this decaying farm with the crumbling buildings until one day there is nothing but bare acres.

                                                    abandoned farm house
                                                    the quiet way it goes
                                                up in flames.

A Hundred Gourds, Dec. 2013

Sunday, October 11, 2015


                                              death of a friend
                                              more leaves
                                              turning brown

                                              autumn leaves
                                              the puppy switches directions
                                              with the wind

                                              storm clouds part
                                              a spotlight shines
                                              on autumn

Under the Basho, 2014
Presence, May 2005
Cattails, autumn 2014


Sunday, October 4, 2015


                                                    power outage
                                                    candlelight stories
                                                    with a sip of scotch

                                                    escape from the storm
                                                    teenage boys in the cafe
                                                    bring their own thunder

                                                    nervous new editor
                                                    sends herself
                                                    a reject

Modern Haiku
Muse Apprentice Guild