Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jasaiku (a series of old haiku-ish poems)

Morning sun
Birds awake and sing
A few just whistle
 

End of winter:
Impatient minnow
in a thawing pond
 

(published)
Winter at dawn:
Frozen coyote shit
on the trail
 

Above the creek
I think of you
A bridge always meant a kiss
 

The earth and the sky
have conspired
to better our world
 

I walk beneath a blue sky
I walk
beneath a billion stars
 

A puddle of water
Bright green grass
just beneath
 

If you’re worried
about rushing through life
start walking uphill
 

(published)
I walk past laughing lovers.
No need to know
what was funny.
 

Butterfly tries to land
in a world where man
turns the green to gray
 

Mr. Red-winged Blackbird
Hurry and pick your territory
The gals are on their way
 

Song Sparrow sings and sings…
He could have been called
Sore Throat Sparrow
 

Spring migration:
Fragments of rainbow
flash among the leaves
 

(published as “The sound of toads…”)
A toad trilling
after a spring storm
calms the soul, breaks the heart




"I walk past laughing lovers...," "Song Sparrow...," "Spring migration...," and "A toad trilling..." also appear in the book Wilderness & Love.

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