Monday, December 12, 2016

Blue Jay 3 – a nature haiku






Bright cool morning dawns

Flying here, there, everywhere

Feathers glint bright blue








Saturday, December 10, 2016

Seagull – a nature haiku









white bird flies wings spread 

glides in circles overhead

Splat! ruins car’s shine

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

EMS – an urban haiku








flashing lights fly by

emergency siren screams

breakfast is waiting



Stoking up for a hard day of response to emergencies.



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Gift – a spiritual haiku





another of God's gifts - a place to live


universal love

flows to all, take it to heart

God’s fulfilling gift




Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Traffic 2 – an urban haiku




No speeding here - what a jam!



Cars, trucks, bikes, buses

Speed and weave down asphalt paths

Fates roll bones of life


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Witch - a fantasy haiku



Not all witches are evil but they are all scary


woman flies her broom

silhouette crosses full moon

viewing screen bewitched


Inspired by Bewitched, a TV show from the mid-60's which recently aired on the house TV.




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Trash 2 - a social haiku







discarded wrappings clog

our streets, waterways, landscapes

waste management fail





Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tree 3 – a nature haiku






Trunk heat rises, liquids flow,

Aspen’s limbs tremble

Warm wind wakes from sleep


Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Developer - an urban haiku



divides bought parkland

strips the land: soil, trees, wild gone

profit motive wins



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gnome - a fantasy haiku






Found this guy trying to hide behind a branch of one of my orange trees. He was keeping an eye on the bird food I had put out.


red capped creature lurks

half hidden behind tree branch

peek-a-boo fairy

Monday, October 10, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fishing - a life haiku




lake dock, bench sitting

wait for strike, worm baited hook

sun shines, heat ends stay




Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bluejay - a nature haiku




Bluejay family gorges on seeds in back yard



loudmouth raucous bird

descendant of dinosaurs

eats seeds of life feast


If you want to hear a bluejay call here is a link which highlights their main call: Bluejay Call. .

Here is a definition of "raucous": making or constituting a disturbingly harsh & loud noise.
This makes more sense once you listen to the bluejay call.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Spaceship Earth - a life haiku









Life turns with the world,

Spinning around, day and night,

Bike ride thru deep space


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Man - a life haiku



age defiant fool

runs, jumps, teenage game player

sore muscles protest


Of course, this is only for those who actually get out and do physical activity instead of hankering down in front of the television, tablet, computer or smart phone.



Friday, September 9, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Recycled - a life haiku





life march begins - birth

physical collapse - decay

fertilized earth - growth


The cycle of life throughout the ages. Unavoidable (at present). Prepare and be happy. Be useful - return your body (or ashes) to Mother Earth and help a plant/tree grow.



Saturday, September 3, 2016

Heron - a nature haiku



sentinel stands still

sudden movement activates

swift strike, breakfast caught

Inspired by a Great Blue Heron who stood hunting on the bank of the ditch behind my home which recently filled with water due to copious amounts of rain.




Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dreams - a spiritual haiku










castles, dragons, gods,



heaven’s clouds mass, forming shapes



men’s dreams born on high



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016