Monday, March 12, 2018

March 2018 - Lengthening days

Voices of unseen geese
fade north
I hold my breath

Lengthening days
on three sides of the sunlit rock
black snake

Vernal equinox
one robin on the front lawn
one on the back

Good Friday service
a branch of pussy willows
throws spiky shadows

The book-making news is that I have seriously rethought Birdsong and have re-titled it. It is now Farm Song, and instead of being a book of haiku with a few photos, it is now becoming a family-memories album – lots of old photos and many poems. Still no deadline!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

One Sunrise a Day

Until summer
a pink-and-white poppy
neatly framed
unwanted lessons
about focus and cropping

Tea for one
on a day of snow and worry -
the bald eagle
that once flew over this farm,
will it ever return?

Quick strokes
and a carpenter's whistle
to window the cabin -
in the contract one sunrise a day


Friday, November 24, 2017

November 2017

Covered bridge
the wind and I shelter
in its twilight

Drawing my eyes
to the burning bush
a pheasant

More blowing leaves
more blue sky
Indian summer

She would be 70 . . .
photo of the sister
who died young