Friday, November 21, 2014

Wisconsin Opener

blaze orange and bacon
returning to the north woods

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


sneaking into fall
spirit of January

solstice coming

darkness falls early
spirits dancing through the night
snow slowly drifts by


goose wings fluttering
the doe and her young watching
they land one by one

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

the days after

with cold winds blowing
summer feels like a lost dream
trudging through the snow

Monday, November 10, 2014

January in november

rain instead of snow
heavy grey clouds on monday
covering with ice

Sunday walk

sun light on fresh snow
finding small forgotten streams
walking wet red roads

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November cold

with windows singing
old man winter is riding
checking his domain

Friday, November 7, 2014


stepping through the woods
To the beat of the seasons


the drum beat of  fall
walking light through the seasons
clouds dressing the moon

Monday, November 3, 2014


tatters of a storm
messages from one beyond
bring tears from the heart

Friday, October 31, 2014

Late october

frost on the pumpkin
row upon row of field corn
yellow light of fall

Hallows eve

Hallows eve sets free
old world spirits dressed as children
and old jack smiles

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

autumn sun

walking an old road
bare trees sighing in the wind
sunday afternoon

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


sword shield and polearm
the sweet smell of my helmet
Nordskogen fight night

Sunday, October 26, 2014

morning morning

shadows on my mind
may my heart glow like the sun
dispelling my doubt

old time traditions

side walk candle light
pumpkins leering at the night
old house guardians

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

pondering fall

red leaves on the wind
you cannot force a haiku
waiting for the words

in the lodge

guard your spoken words
they go where you cannot
healing or harming

Monday, October 20, 2014

last breath

warm breezy fall day
red leaves falling down like snow
true colors shining

Monday, October 13, 2014

hammond exit

red trees in brown grass
buffalo wearing winter coats
watch the cars go by

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Morning

 I hear in my bed
crows calling out our window
murder in the yard

Thursday, October 9, 2014

fall trees shuddering
red leaves littering the grass

fall day

a leaf on the wind
floating here fluttering there
while stones are watching

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lunar eclipse

difficult to drive
watching the moon in shadow
wearing a red cloak

Friday, October 3, 2014

Snow in october

shiny wet asphalt
wet snow running down window
to early for this


cold west wind biting
small trees swaying to the beat
cleaning my backyard

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Way home

driving in the rain
pondering the days events
enjoying silence

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


rain rings on pavement
yearning for tin roof porches
wood smoke  and coffee

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Eagles on the rush

eagles in bare trees
autumn light on headwaters
a convocation

Waiting for boy

reading my novel
bird shadows on a block wall
calling my notice


sitting on a sheep
watching mothers cloud display

sitting on a sheep

purple lazy clouds
drifting by on a pink sky
birds calling the dawn

Thursday, September 25, 2014

new moon

Dark clouds dark morning
Moonless night bringing dark dreams
making me wonder

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Owl

sitting on the road
waiting for the right moment
owl in the night

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brutus poops

while dog is squatting
I watch the king butterfly
float on a south wind

Monday, September 15, 2014

Off ramp surprise

beauty of movement
sparrows dancing a ballet
a moment captured

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sun rise on the rush

frozen Dew on grass
orange and yellow among green
first brush strokes of fall

Friday, September 12, 2014


red deer turning brown
fall sneaking into summer
winter is waiting

Thursday, September 11, 2014

forgotten pool

water rocks talking
under limestone ledge it waits
river king charlie

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

stormy afternoon

Wind dancing birds hide
Light running down my window
Spring storm in summer

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Morning

watching my line float
listening to the water
waiting for the strike

Friday, July 25, 2014

black caps

green patches in light
nettle thorn and mosquito
guarding wild berries

Rush Rver

black spots with red fins
hiding under rocks and logs
river of spirits

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hay field

emerging from woods
I startle the young red buck
he snorts I chuckle

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


purple and yellow
color in a sea of green
summer time flowers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gift of the trees

Green Stars at twilight
Here, there, floating in and out
fire flies be dancing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

drive home

Streaks on horizon
Light blue orange red and grey

Rain seeking release

Friday, June 6, 2014


morning sky shadows
little beaks pestering me
mister crow flies on

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

little island

watching my line move
feeling the bump of a trout
the river and I

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

swollen river talks
red wing black bird sings of love
canary tends young

Monday, May 12, 2014


twisted hollow trees
on a swollen brown river
lime stone face watches

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Early morning fishing

mist in the morning
hunting little river ghosts
leeks watch me fishing

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bus Stop

Vulture and crow dance
out of pines they ebb and flow
phantom passenger

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

spring storm

clouds filled with thunder
rolling past me one by one
dancing with the wind

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

getting a cart

bright pink on grey tile
waiting to be discarded
forgotten blossom

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

before work

cold wet grey morning
robins break the sound of snow
new day out my door

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


rain and gravity
feeding the plants of summer
waking from their sleep


in every puddle
possibility for life
star light reflected

Monday, April 28, 2014

monday rain

stop lights in puddles
rain running up my wind shield
damp eagle waiting

Sunday, April 27, 2014

mee and the wood chuck is three

hunting for brown trout
I see a wood chuck ambling
the sun sneaks a peek

leeks, mmmm

soft earth and green leaves
slipping through the trees looking
treasures of the plate

Friday, April 25, 2014


on the rivers edge
 old man unfurling his line
a dance in sunlight

Thursday, April 24, 2014


shadows in water
hiding under riffles and waves
waiting for mayflies

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

100 haiku and the frogs

sound of frogs singing
the river jumping on stones,
fishermans silence

river trail

sunny April day
fishermen and garter snake
startle each other

Monday, April 21, 2014

I found an osprey

coal train rumbling north
old man river moving south
an osprey at home

Sunday, April 20, 2014

easter morning

orange sun, blue clouds
horses in mist covered fields
in the mallards wake

Saturday, April 19, 2014

freeway pond

rain slipping through clouds
pavement howling cars race by
white crane peeking out

Thursday, April 17, 2014

three little pigs play

parents pressed in chairs
little pigs and xylophones
my daughter smiling

trout magic

gold light, green nettles
white little wings cascading,
trout rings on water

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

walking the dog

tapping of water
droplets falling off my hat
 finally spring rain

No MOre

pretty in autumn
fragile snowflakes lightly fall
not so in april

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

after work

bare branches glowing
last river ice has fled south
eagle with halo

Monday, April 14, 2014

before school

monday morning rush
kids fighting with each other
bananas waiting

Sunday, April 13, 2014

last of syrup making

eagles circle pines
geese and swans yelling through grass
we tend the oak fire

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Waiting for the light

south wind blows spring air
spotted eagle glides over
cars waiting for green

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

APril wind

twisting trees waving
crows fighting into the wind
time to fly a kite

Spotted eagles

spotted wings flared wide

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


grinding tools all day
rivers running through my mind
filled with spotted fish

afternoon moon

half moon in the sky
pouring out puffy white clouds
sunny afternoon

Monday, April 7, 2014

My street

last bits of winter
snow fleeing down the gutters
spring sun in my heart


children playing games
late afternoon light warming
thunder birds circle

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sugar shack

old creek creeping by
wood smoke and tree sap simmering
waiting for sugar

Saturday, April 5, 2014

fly shops

hackles hurls and hooks
long thin fly poles, floating line
browns brooks and steelhead

Friday, April 4, 2014

dinner party

Birds dancing in snow
vulture crashes the crows feast
feathers swirling up

thunder bird

closing on white field
wings held  wide, a great bird,
crows swirling, hawk watches

Thursday, April 3, 2014

birds at night

hazy orange lights
storm clouds rolling in the dark
birds singing to night


spring day, ice stones fall.
red tailed hawk facing the storm
where has the green gone

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


on the waters edge
waiting to fight the river
chasing little fish

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

silly nurse

phone calls of worry
bloody lip cut by ice knife
boy hood adventures

last night

  thick with
 w a t e r

Monday, March 31, 2014


rain drops and sage smoke
evening prayers whispered slow
tobacco and faith

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Shoto dam

fishing the trout run
red willow guarding the bank
cigar smoke and stout


seagulls on red glass
my shadow reaching far west
greeting the new sun

Thursday, March 27, 2014


puddle in the snow
thinking of my grandparents
swing and hibiscus

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

crow watching

empty little nests
cradles dancing in the wind
star eyed crow watching

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

drive home

discarded bottles
broken tires, bags flying free
harbingers of spring

Monday, March 24, 2014


my reality
see it with my eyes, hear it
smell it, taste it, I


gray clouds unwanted
early spring snow, eyes made lead
why always monday?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

prairie sailboat

red bottom white top
lost in the plains of white snow
sailboat on a hill

exit door

brown exit waiting
paint peeling to reveal steel
fire door do not block

toddler haiku

screaming toddler flails
small boots flying to freedom
smiling dad nervous

Saturday, March 22, 2014

sun at my back, Haiku

new sun chasing me
setting everything bright orange
driving into fire

Friday, March 21, 2014

hmm Haiku

 blank piece of paper
looking for words lost in time
where has my muse gone?

Thursday, March 20, 2014


with trees applauding
moon dances on rotting ice
night time festival

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

spring Snow devil

snow devils dancing
for a moment twisting white
solace in absence

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Post PAts Haiku

drifting through a day
 thinking of yesterdays fun,

Monday, March 17, 2014

St Pats Haiku

off to a day full of song
happy saint pats day

Sunday, March 16, 2014

reflection of a
reflection greeting the dawn
daybreak in my eyes

last night

lunar light on snow
driving through another world
watching for werewolves

Saturday, March 15, 2014


chickadee  hide out
forgotten pond, huddled trees
a world of no men
hiding from the sun
missing the life forgotten

waiting room hell

other peoples words
penetrate me while they talk
ripples in my mind

Snow men

looking for omens
withered snowmen all I find
into the unknown

Friday, March 14, 2014


spring air advances
my haiku is not with me
it races with leaves


 day of wind and sun
fluffy clouds cutting the sky
streams of snow fleeing

Thursday, March 13, 2014


pregnant moon blushing
running through the hills smiling
ready for slumber


waiting patiently
the beauty of water stains
deep in the factory

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


staring into the dark
filled with doubt wondering
looking for the sun


staring at the sun
I feel the heat in my soul
eys blind but looking

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


reflecting the world
puddles trapped within themselves, 
waiting to be free


lamp lights reflected
branches reaching to heaven
cracks in the night sky

Monday, March 10, 2014


snow covered river
sliding down the hills laughing
filling the forest


plodding through the woods
taking off her hat, she hears
the trees whispering


spring sunshine, what warmth
I smell water escaping
even from my cage

Sunday, March 9, 2014


outriders of spring
at a winter oasis
washing off winter


bright afternoon sun
shadows flying through shadows
crow and tree are one

Saturday, March 8, 2014


wet spot on the floor
turns into worry and doubt,
looking through darkness


first ray of sun light
bringing possibilities
of a day new born

Friday, March 7, 2014


some of my haiku
are moths, some are butterflies
all have fragile wings


I spotted the smell
of a memory today,
my old tackle box


messengers of love
white wings lost in a gray sky,
have you no refuge?

Thursday, March 6, 2014


buried amongst the stone
becoming something more,
I saw the unknown
those moments of clarity
when time stops, and you see
 with your heart


slender bare branches
peeking into the night sky
frosted by lamp light

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I hate wrestling with a Haiku. They inspire me but, sometimes they show only a glimpse then fly off.


seeds hanging in trees
waiting to release the life
from its protection


withered fruit hanging
silently waiting for spring
enjoying the sun

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


looking back I see
the glories, long forgotten. 
were they all a dream


sometimes I'm the rock
sometimes I am the river
sometimes, I just am


shadows in the snow
The wheels and feet have moved on
but we here remain

Monday, March 3, 2014


a winter so long
the pines are marching up hill
to yell at the sun

Sunday, March 2, 2014


an ocean of white
snow waves crash upon the hedge
A new winter moon
Few things give me greater joy than going into the wild. I would not want to live there however.

Haiku, waaaa

sun wet vegetables
a beam of warm winter light
late morning breakfast

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Funeral flowers
no abode, only relics
a baby's giggle
Today I go to a Funeral. The man that died introduced me through his son to D&D.
his spirit moving:
I go to see a vessel:
through the veil his laugh:

Friday, February 28, 2014


voices to the north
birds passing in a dark sky
crows greeting the dawn

Thursday, February 27, 2014


oaks reach for the stars
Grandmother is walking the night
Dawn frees the day star

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


guarding trees silent
a river so cold it sweats
sail boats forgotten

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


early morning sky
little white spirits in black
mother is coming


crone of the ages
bent ever forward looking
riding the night sky

Monday, February 24, 2014


rusty blue silos
a shadow of what it was
a blue collar day

Sunday, February 23, 2014


hot mug of coffee
happiness from magic beans
cold sunday morning


loops of white up high
three crows in a frozen tree
scholars in winter

Saturday, February 22, 2014


pale cold sun rising
white houses sitting silent
a winter morning

Friday, February 21, 2014


waiting for spring light
streams full of dancing brook trout
late winter dreamer

Thursday, February 20, 2014


snow silent heavy
slowly smothering my soul
waiting for spring sun

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


twisted branches swirl
an eagle sits proud gazing
snow falls on the oak

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


a sun setting slow
smell of wood smoke on the air
children play in snow


attempting to write
Mondays difficult to think
typing and typing

Sunday, February 16, 2014


red birds dance in trees
spirit in the grey cloud sky
cardinals in snow

Saturday, February 15, 2014


when it is snowy:
so cold your nose hair freezes:
we snow shoe for fun:

Friday, February 14, 2014

For the wife

roses give headache
candy and sweets add belly
my love make you sweat


you hair is golden
your eyes are north clear and blue
i like you lips too


we make good looking
Babies are brats but heart good
release them on world


My wife ask haiku
I write in box of happy
She nods like not care