Haiga, Haiku & Haibun: Moments Of First

©2018 window silence 1 sml 6x

 

first day
after the new year
counting days

Haibun
1-2-2018

Unexpected The Moment

typed with black ribbon. on a 3 x 5 index card. (without blue lines). mom’s recipe. for homemade noodles. signed “Mom”. in black ink. we all have these, yes? how long ago was that? 40-45 years maybe? so that i could have a copy. because i asked. from college. (thus not, “Love Mom”—i might be embarrassed). making the noodles. on New Years Day. essentially egg noodles. i barely think. about mom. yet i know. she is close. the first bite however. and even now. in this moment. writing. i feel the liquid. in my eyes. rim full. i’d like to tell mom. about the noodles. more liquid. dropping. with memories. the taste. thank you mom—with love.

first noodle
memories flood
my mouth

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Haiga, Haiku & Haibun: Toward Longer Light

©2017 cricket solstice 1 sml 6x

 

winter solstice
i paint moonlight
a little darker

Haibun
12-22-2017

All Through Seeing

feeding the white cat. in darkness. the morning starts. way too early. again. still, waking. chilly. i know. the animals. will be watching. for me. the dog waggling. her excitement. clearly. i slip. into warmer clothing. beyond a morning meal. the dog’s tail. continues to wag. in silence. the cat walks. regally toward me. with clear intention. settling to the moment. i find. the serenity. to write.

evenly
winter solstice light
transparent

For Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #12 Winter Solstice

2017 Haiga Header Sampling 002 December

 

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11-30-2017 #1 Haiku Stairs

starless night
only November rain
falling to earth

(tanka collaborations invited)

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November Rain is the Haikai Challenge #9 prompt from Frank J. Tassone.

Haiga, Haiku & Haibun: Autumn Circles

©2017 jetliner sky 1 sml 6x

 

each time
i’ve reached for a dream
this journey

 

Haibun
11-14-2017

Snap Clatter

screen door. a child calling. familiarity. in the distance. one hammer. one nail. the laundry moves. in a circle. calling birds. the coo. of zebra doves. of rock doves. important. written conversation. in autumn. thousands of miles apart. a few miles apart. conversations. electronically. a crow. on black typewriter keys. a cricket.

autumn leaves
with the falling breeze
a murmur

Haiga, Haiku & Haibun: Slicing The Afternoon

©2017 lawnchair light 2 sml 6x

 

humid
in the afternoon
white tea time

Haibun

11-2-2017

Color Fragile

blues drift. from a neighborhood window. second floor. window. another neighbor. raking leaves. the soft. fiber beat. against unseen, unknown. bird strong voiced. beat. counter. to the blues. all afternoon. a third neighbor. in the water right of way? or maybe his yard. the lyrics: “like strawberry wine. like strawberry wine.” and a lawn mower.

learning to paint
the songwriter sounds
watercolor

2017 Haiga Header Sampling

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wind chimes
through the house
bamboo

 

 

Haiga, Haiku & Haibun: Autumn Depth

©2017 autumn depth 1 sml 6x

 

already
i set aside watercolors
evening cricket

10-26-2017

Haibun

Full Circle Dampness

how quickly. the changing afternoon. sunlight. disappears. over white. yard blossoms. thunderclouds roll. Kona winds—reversing. the wind direction. leaf scuttle. in front. of the autumn storm. i slip into the studio. pushing paint. tilting paper. watching the sheen. of drying color. fascinated. forgetting the rain. and the open window. above my bed.

machine wash
tumble dry on low
before i sleep