Friday, April 22, 2016


                                                       A SUNDAY WALK 

It was a No Drive Sunday because of the oil embargo. We are living in Switzerland, and, with a few friends, we walk from our village to another for lunch at the auberge.

                                                      the long hike–
                                                      golden maples
                                                      wave us on

The road is wide but rough. Mostly used for heavy farm equipment.                       

                                                      the autumn breeze–
                                                      a new layer of scent
                                                      from the auberge

We congratulate ourselves. Who needs a car? Apparently others didn't either. The parking lot has several bicycles and the dining room is full

                                                      fly out of the corn stubble–
                                                      their jeering calls
Cattails, May 2015


Wednesday, April 13, 2016


                                                leafed out trees
                                                the house in the woods
                                                no longer there

                                                weeding done
                                                salmon salad
                                                with onion grass

                                                long-legged girls
                                                hair flying as they pedal
                                                through the village

Simply Haiku

Monday, April 4, 2016