Forest Floor ~ #001 February 2014 – Haiga/Haibun and Seven Haiku for NaHaiWriMo Days 1 to 3

©14 Forest Floor 2 sml 6x



shifting my weight. easing it down gently. I stop. in the silence that follows, above the pine needle cushion on the forest floor, sounds return. ducks on the water. the tightening moan of pitch pine in the tree-top breeze. birds flittering from branch to branch. the caw of a lookout crow. water lapping the shore of Goose Pond.

I become aware of my breath. the scent of pitch pine and the dampness of winter rain. the cold on the backs of my fingers. another step. slowly. to bring my body to full. silent. rest.

minutes and moments pass. I do not know how long I have stood here. or how long I will stand here still. maybe minutes. an hour. or years. a Summer. an Autumn. this Winter at least. each time I return. completely different. and the same. oak. pitch pine, princess pine. and cranberry bogs. and years. in this forest silence. years.


fallen silence

on the forest floor

each footstep


Altered Phone Camera Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • LGA340 (Very Basic) Digital Phone Camera
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • Perfect Effects 4
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Lens and Pens by Sally blog Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: 2014—Nature, February 3, 2014. The theme or focus for the first Monday of each month is Nature. In this case, my presence in it. 


I’d also like to again take part in Michael Dylan Welch’s NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). Still Facebookless I may not always use the excellent and fun prompts he provides, which are optional. Sometimes I will find them and play with them of course too. I intend to post my daily haiku as I post (currently at about an every other day pace). Which means I may post several days together in one post, as I’m doing here. These haiku are from the days as indicated although they may not represent all I write on these days. 


NaHaiWriMo ~ National Haiku Writing Month Feb. 2014

1 ku per day or more.




heavy rain  

in the winter night

I wake 




I wake in the night

winter rain at the window

a thousand hammers




snow chunks

across the four lane highway

I click the news off






the night rain stops

I listen to water dripping

in the silence 






broken switch

I step outside to catch

the light


Comment Haiku left on the Red Dragonfly blog—Melissa Allen.



the night fan rattles

I point it away from my feet

and leave it on


Comment Haiku left on the Red Dragonfly blog—Melissa Allen.



white blinded

this banjo snowfall

of February


Comment Haiku left on the Haiku-doodle blog—Margaret Dornaus.


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