Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Transition ~ 5-10-2021

first smile

opening the new day

a yellow rose bud

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abandoned brush

wildly in many hues

with my fingers

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Mileage ~ 2-25-2021

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white cat
high stepping in wet grass
ballet

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purple cows
in late afternoon sun
homeward

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Book ~ 2-17-2021

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a light breeze

across an open book

butterfly wings

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the last few pages

of an enthralling book

stillness

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Moment ~ 1-28-2021

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first fading

the last light of dusk

each ravine

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rain clatter

across the valley

distant bells

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Snow Season ~ 12-22-2020

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early snow

turning off the alarm

i watch silence

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a foot of snow

in one black boot

the snowman

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Yellow ~ 10-29-2020

Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Early Summer ~ 6-26-2020

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the dog
pouncing after a gecko
leaves scatter

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drips and droplets
trickling across my canvas
a light summer rain

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Voices ~ 6-17-2020

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unmasking
which of you just spoke
i grin

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un-silencing
voices we need to hear
i can’t breathe

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sky glitter
in the backyard tonight
the neighbor’s music

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Children ~ 6-16-2020

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son and daughter
planting rice in a deluge
Indonesia

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bird shadow
fluttering above the sidewalk
my son’s hands

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Swimming ~ 6-10-2020

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new bikini
barely enough to cover
swimming lessons

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cold water
in the old swimming hole
first plunge

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Connection ~ 6-3-2020

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each trail
where i found a feather
feather collection

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first day
of hurricane season
lulling dog

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of COVID-19 ~ 5-28-2020

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i disinfect surfaces
boiling a bit of water
for tea

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spicy tamale sauce
mostly still six feet apart
her grin

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Season ~ 5-13-2020

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maidenhair fern
she changes hair color
in quarantine

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black dots
at the edge of my eyes
this time tadpoles

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Measuring Distance ~ 5-8-2020

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a child’s laugh

through an open window

lockdown

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two myna birds

screaming crow style fierce

the cat slinks away

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Pandemic ~ 4-30-2020

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dove chatter

among flickering leaves

i listen in place

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lingering day

the notes of a red cardinal

on telephone wire

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Haiga, Haibun, Haiku & Stories On The Planet Earth ~ 1-22-2020

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Stories On The Planet Earth

my daughter married last Saturday. this friday i get a new knee. the two aren’t related. yes, after 50 years a full replacement knee. and my married daughter mermaiding on in wedding attire. life on the planet earth.

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two days
after daughter’s wedding
still the tuberose lei

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waiting room
we all sit so expectantly
to be ourselves

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Haiga, Haibun, Haiku: January Avocado Stories 1-6-2020

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An Avocado Cycle

the avocado tree. cut back. away from the house. a month ago. yet January blossoms. appear and drop. with the wind. and rain. today. Sunday. making little difference. this is still the tree. to sit under. occasionally. often.

learning
a frivolous moment
i count breath

last mid-July to mid-October. 137 avocados. a record. for the 31 years. i’ve watched. the cycle. most of the avocados are in the two pound range. most of the avocados. went to neighbors. family. and friends.

still. the sunset gate has an attraction as well. of course. the animals. make use of both.

a pale rose
opening the sunset gate
meditation

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Haiga, Haiku & Stories Of Autumn Silence ~ 12-3-2019

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moss dripping
in autumn silence
rain forest

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ears ringing
i pause in the silence
deep thicket

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Haiga, Haiku & Autumn Way Stories ~ 10-27-2019

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overnight
autumn winds approach
i wash a jacket

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drop by drop
the gold at my feet
autumn

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