Sunday, May 15, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Haiku sequence


, , ,and the rains came

 

opening windows

the first rays of sunshine

after a hard rain

 

showers

splashing down the grassy slope

purple crocus

 

the blurred shades

of a watercolor garden

rain-streaked window

 

spring rain

the pond rises

to meet the willows

 

more rain

April ends

with a new pond

Heritage Hills Newsletter

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Tanka



sunrise pink
sunset red
in between, blue
this is what I remember
this is what I keep
Red Lights

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Haiku

rain-slick road

coming through the fog

shadow mountains

Shamrock 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Haibun

What Fits   

In a moment of madness, I buy a puzzle depicting The Great Wave, the woodblock print designed by Hokusai. I clear off the dining room table and begin to sift through the pieces looking for the flat sided edges. More light is needed. I place a floor lamp next to the table.

 

After several days, with some help from my daughter,  I have the frame completed. The cartouche in upper left corner is next. Slow progress, but progress. Done.  Onto the skiff in the lower right. With help, that is done, almost. 

 

Then. . .a stall, pause, stoppage, no progress.  White space, blue waves, splashes, curly lines. dots, all the same, same, same, but each different. Different in shape, different in design.  

 

                                          a jigsaw puzzle

                                          a thousand pieces to join

                                          a lifetime’s work

                                          to find the right connections

                                          and make them fit


CONTEMPORARY HAIBUN ONLINE  April 2022  

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Haiku

Golden Triangle Sign

Washington, DC. March 2022


Thursday, March 17, 2022

Haiku


 windfall apples
in my pockets
enough for a pie
Bottle Rockets