Wednesday, August 31, 2005

fading

Photo by Carlos Paes, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

at sunrise
moon fades away
beyond my grasp

...

clear morning
dark pond
turning blue

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

noticing

Painting/Image by Lisa Rowell, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

dragonfly
on the threshold --
a gentle step

...

grass grows out of
a placid pond --
silver sky at sun-up

Monday, August 29, 2005

countryside

Photo by Ariadna, c/o morguefile.com

I've heard about
the giant snapping turtle
no ducks on the pond

...

I close the gate
a spindly daddy longlegs
stops in its thin tracks

Friday, August 26, 2005

nothing much

Photo by John Rivers, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

as I sit
my mind prattles on
saying nothing

...

haiku
no haiku
no matter

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

light

Photo by Darren Hester, c/o morguefile.com

scalloped edge
of cloud cover
sunlight dissolves

...

stepping off the porch
his yellow hair
highlighted by the summer sun

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

winding down

Photo by Dave Watts, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

first
leaves
fall

...

bench littered
with curled brown leaves
dying pear tree

Monday, August 22, 2005

rising

Photo by Mike Rash, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

first cool morning
in weeks
cicadas' monotone

...

east-facing facades
tinged pink
at dawn

Friday, August 19, 2005

in the air

intricate netting
of a spider web
I see the breeze

Photo by Michael, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

...

monarch butterfly
weaves and bobs
amidst the greenery

Thursday, August 18, 2005

alpha and omega

Photo by Darren Hester, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

coffee in the dark
early morning
reverie

...

at day's end
soft click of
closing doors

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

play of light

Photo by Abe (Arizona), courtesy of www.morguefile.com

vague sunlight
penetrates
an ashen sky

...

in the mirror
reflections of a shadow
double negative

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

lost

Photo by Michael Connors, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

so hard
to write
one simple haiku

...

starless
night sky
no north, no south

Monday, August 15, 2005

hot

Photo by Wallenberg, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

orange ball
above the treeline
steamy day ahead

...

he waters
the parched flowerbed
snaking rivulet

Friday, August 12, 2005

journey

Photo by Malinda Welte, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

walking slowly
I see
a different world

...

I smile
they smile back --
morning murk lifts


Thursday, August 11, 2005

fauna

Photo by Kathy Bishop, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

corner of my eye
orange-beaked cardinal
pecking at the grass

...

at the zoo
surrounded by bamboo
the piercing screech of monkeys

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

decline and fall

Photo by Phaedra Wilkinson, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

under the canopy
of trees at their peak
downhill from here

...

first fallen acorn
in the grass
summer's slow decline

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

empty and full

Photo by LaRae, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

empty
zen
circle

...

spray-painted
on a parking-lot wall:
"I love you so much"

Monday, August 08, 2005

midsummer

languid rising sun
caught by a cross
atop the church

Photo by ariadna (Barcelona), courtesy of www.morguefile.com

...

lulling buzz
of a bee aloft
wildflower garden

Friday, August 05, 2005

small town

woodpecker patter
comes from somewhere in the woods --
church bells sound the hour

...

Photo by Tony Roberts, c/o morguefile.com

meandering stone walls
cobbled together by hand --
ferns in the shade

Thursday, August 04, 2005

early

lakelets of dew
on ivy shoots
the sky in each drop


Photo by ariadna (Barcelona), courtesy of www.morguefile.com

...

circle of flowers
planted in the loam --
mist settles in

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

one block

Photo by clarita (Italy), courtesy of www.morguefile.com

hot curbstone
splattered orange
oozing pulpy beads

...

ivy vines
crawl half-way up
the stop sign

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

afternoon

Photo by Dave Schmidt, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

no clouds
in sight --
a light rain falls

...

toads disappear
under a bush --
sunbeams streaming down

Monday, August 01, 2005

summer scenes

Photo by Kathy Bishop, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

rustle and slap
of wings against body --
early morning traffic

...

crabapples
rolling down the slope --
sweet smell of summer