Sunday, March 21, 2010

This is how it looks....

Here we have the latest additions to the advancing troops,,,purple-veined tulip leaves, coming up behind them are daylilies.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring IS here!!!!

Spears rising, iris
troops beside my chain-link fence
bright flags unfurling

To be honest, only the crocus is blooming...and they're just two small clumps of observers, tucked under the rose bush's thorny arms. The daffodils' trumpets are just starting to blare (changing from pale green to golden)....and not just iris is invading....rising like the approaching ranks of soldiers drawing steadily nearer....are the daylilies, daffodils, tulips, surprise lillies, japanese and siberian irises too...Spring is here!

Where'd I leave my camera?!?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

First Haibun

I'm awake late this morning as usual, and I open the blinds to converse with the sun. A sliding glass door keeps me in, but the sunlit view floods into my dining room like an old friend in no need of an invitation. Delighted with the company, I stand and enjoy my good fortune. My full coffee mug warms me, but my bones ache at the sight of the cold beauty in front of me. Everything is just where it was yesterday morning, but today's visitor is unlike any other.

surrounded by wood
frozen and snow-capped in line
nails in a bare deck

Haiku in my Journal

climbing trees with friends
playing king of the forest
young poison ivy

hurry up!
white clouds race across
the blue sky

the red leaf defies
the inevitable fall
clinging to life

loud and indignant
the crow protests my presence
as if I can't hear