Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Photo by Carlos Paes, courtesy of

at sunrise
moon fades away
beyond my grasp


clear morning
dark pond
turning blue

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Painting/Image by Lisa Rowell, courtesy of

on the threshold --
a gentle step


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

Monday, August 29, 2005


Photo by Ariadna, c/o

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

as I sit
my mind prattles on
saying nothing


no haiku
no matter

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Photo by Darren Hester, c/o

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



bench littered
with curled brown leaves
dying pear tree

Monday, August 22, 2005


Photo by Mike Rash, courtesy of

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


monarch butterfly
weaves and bobs
amidst the greenery

Thursday, August 18, 2005

alpha and omega

Photo by Darren Hester, courtesy of

coffee in the dark
early morning


at day's end
soft click of
closing doors

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

play of light

Photo by Abe (Arizona), courtesy of

vague sunlight
an ashen sky


in the mirror
reflections of a shadow
double negative

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Photo by Michael Connors, courtesy of

so hard
to write
one simple haiku


night sky
no north, no south

Monday, August 15, 2005


Photo by Wallenberg, courtesy of

orange ball
above the treeline
steamy day ahead


he waters
the parched flowerbed
snaking rivulet

Friday, August 12, 2005


Photo by Malinda Welte, courtesy of

walking slowly
I see
a different world


I smile
they smile back --
morning murk lifts

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Photo by Kathy Bishop, courtesy of

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

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



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

Monday, August 08, 2005


languid rising sun
caught by a cross
atop the church

Photo by ariadna (Barcelona), courtesy of


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

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

Thursday, August 04, 2005


lakelets of dew
on ivy shoots
the sky in each drop

Photo by ariadna (Barcelona), courtesy of


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

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

one block

Photo by clarita (Italy), courtesy of

hot curbstone
splattered orange
oozing pulpy beads


ivy vines
crawl half-way up
the stop sign

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Photo by Dave Schmidt, courtesy of

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

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


rolling down the slope --
sweet smell of summer