Saturday, December 31, 2016

working in pastel
I walk a pathway unknown
my fingers are sore

Friday, December 30, 2016

trees in purple light
black trunks look at black water
white smothering all
scampering along
I hear you in the branches
a flying squirrel

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

driving through darkness
thinking of missing places
captured in photos

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

here I sit
waiting for inspiration
fighting for popcorn

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas thunder storms
driving rain drops before it
Clouds barking loudly
standing in shadows
grinding my day away
working through quiet
I wake to the wind
driving sister before it
she gnaws on my house

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Lines on dirty white
Remind me of ink drawings
Branches in the snow
Just follow your feet
Beauty is where you find it

Friday, December 23, 2016

waiting in the rain
I watch snow flakes being born
time to go get beans
holiday moments
filled with stress
brings holiday joy

Thursday, December 22, 2016

crossing a threshold
light is begining to grow
cold nights still ahead
stepping on ice
I am reminded
of winters
ebb and flow
even in strange ground
haiku arise like flowers
only a moment

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

heavy grey, hangs low
they slip in over blue skies
the clouds match my mood
waiting for bad news
minor compared to most
still makes today suck

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

thinking of long nights
I look forward to more light
one more day to go

Monday, December 19, 2016

long winter shadows
a world of two dimensions
following our sun
Soft sounds of snow
falling slowly from the heavens
folks creeping about in cars
sliding their feet

Broken prose

Waiting for noodles
Listening to others pain


Beggar buckets
and incessant ringing


Watching old snow run
I ponder where my feet are

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Doug's Haiku

Making Cheerful pots
I sit in my studio
Happy Birthday Doug

Saturday, December 17, 2016

old steel on pavement
shoveling yesterdays clouds
my snowblower blues

Friday, December 16, 2016

sitting in his boat
on the side of a semi
a cracked fisherman

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Love Tanka

A Tanka. Inspired by Japans Heian Era poets , Ono no Komachi ( 834-?) and Izumi Shikibo ( 974-1034)

day walking apart
our foot steps shadow each other
old love connects us
like seeds waiting for sunlight
to burst forth as spring flowers

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

moving through my day
I miss the sun on my face
time to wear flannels
blue shadows rolling
rocks hide under a blanket
looking like footsteps

Monday, December 12, 2016

I watch the snow go by
one flake at a time

I see the drifts grow
one flake at a time

I see the Clouds empty themselves
one flake at a time

And I remember the power of one
cold sunlight surrounds
shadows of white, line the trees
I listen to birds
stepping on fresh snow
I smell winters white light
cold shades following

Sunday, December 11, 2016

pan fried toast and tea
my children gathered around,
snow falling outside
Snow falling so slowly
My Dad and I slip out
Walking in a dark garage
We find a dusty box
filled with bottles of brew
My moms hard Cider

Friday, December 9, 2016

winter gatherings
warm my bones from the inside
hot tea and cocoa
fluffy snow flakes fall
old man winter settles in
I love my warm bed

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

walking through metal
light snow flakes tickle my face

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

winter rides a south wind

Monday, December 5, 2016

hiding in branches
today's eagle seems unsure
of yesterdays snow

Sunday, December 4, 2016

old wet roads ahead
new memories left behind
Decembers first snow

Thursday, December 1, 2016

pencils on paper
my children do their homework
with the dogs barking
sitting at my desk
searching my mind for Haiku
I stumble through words
clouds squishing sunlight
children meander in dusk
waiting for Christmas