Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

Under the toadstool
fairies prance, swirl, conjure dreams.
I lie in wait. CLICK.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22, 2013

all downhill from here:
days shorten, earth tilts, less warmth,
but first, a summer!

Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

after today days
get shorter, less light, less hope.
sunlight sustains me.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

In rain, I protest.
My rain is water alone;
elsewhere it rains gas.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

it is hard to hear
rustling wind, splattering rain,
through bathroom renos.

Monday, June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013

gone for a week, sun
your return pulls me outside
still... no joy in me.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 16, 2013

From illness to death
in just eleven short days
and one year of life.


Missing Posts.

My beautiful best buddy kitty died in my arms this week.  Hence the lack of posting.


I love you, Kisses cat.

Monday, June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

each splish, each splash drops,
plummets, sky-down, eye-down, for
weather, for illness.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9, 2013

No haikus these past few days as I was participating in HARDCOPY, a book and zine fair.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

chive flower, blossom,
creeping through sidewalk fissures,
ready for my plate.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

barren, no flora
no grass ripples in the wind.
lawn mowers suck ass.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013

white helicopters,
take flights, windy, determined
re-seed, return, please.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June 1, 2013

dandelion loves
sunburst, gold glow, wind floaters:
sorry to kill you.

Friday, May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

birds, trees, grass, flowers.
whatever. i'm nature too.
and i want to die.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

Effervescent clouds
tumbling overhead, rushing
the blue sky past me.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

grim, gray, gloomy sky
lifeblood requires sunbeams!
you won't stop my run.

Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 2013

pale, new green abounds
already- overgrown hedges, 
and i fear winter.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 26, 2013

lawn: shouldn't we mow?
mindless, endless ground cover;
I want native plants.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

back alley grouping
magpies in suits, squawking at
the paint splattered one.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

dance softly, sweet leaves,
dance softly, sweet breeze; blow me
to another place

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

my body fails me
i'm broken inside, betrayed
i need to survive.


(missed some days. working on forgiving myself for this, though this little aside is not the subject of today's haiku.)

Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

welcome bike rush, breeze,
backyard gabbing and promise
of a summer storm.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

how do i capture
the magic, sadness, ardor
of rain drops-- with paint?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

thirteen years, my cat
still won't bury her own poo.
not a dog: new tricks?!?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

closing the window
on sweeping branches, bird calls:
blue: shuts out the world.


(what cannot fit in the haiku-- it also shuts out the sounds of the roofers-- the sounds of their trade but also their screaming, their swearing, their coughing, hacking spitting-- sounds like sandpaper from my cerebral cortex to the tip of my tailbone.)

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

opened! first tulip!
ever lusher, green the more.
stuck inside: sick kids.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

May 11, 2013

dashing fence squirrel,
chasing blossoms, racing buds:
beware the magpie!

Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

shouldn't the sunshine
and green and leaves and blooming
bring me happiness?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

fern green hues ripen,
cholorphyll grabs every tip.
first flower! show yourself!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

little ladybug
creeping on my windowpane
whoosh! the wind got you!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

sirens, back up beeps,
cars race, honk in the morning
a dainty bird chirps

Sunday, May 5, 2013

May 5 (another)

Asani playing
in my ears, sun, blue, beat, beat,
running and drumming

May 5, 2013

finally the tree
beyond my window sprouts buds
what of the others?

Friday, May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013

dappled sunlight wakes
immediate face-to-face
cat wants to be fed

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

branches brush, windy
helicopters flutter down
still no sign of leaves

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

robin's egg blue sky
dusted with pale slate grey clouds:
in you I see hope.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013

monarch butterflies;
cherry blossoms; bumblebees.
I can only dream.

Monday, April 29, 2013

April 29, 2013

so, all day raking
make way for green, fragrant grass
then. this morning. snow.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 27, 2013

oh joy! spring has sprung!
swelling branches, buds, spouts, shoots;
the smokers return.

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

garage roof scrambles
little does the squirrel know
demolition soon

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013

is it wrong to dream
of beer and deer for breakfast
post wildlife siting?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013

blinding golden beams
tulips pushing up, too bad
it is silent spring

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 21, 2013

refracted light shines
off the metal window, back,
back at my wistful face

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013

fast and furious,
ye be gone, April blizzard.
some sign. something. please.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013

will blossoms abound?
when will the irised open?
take back the city.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013 (another)

sweet, cheap carnations
window sills, table tops, stools
i'd rather lilacs

April 16, 2013

pulses racing, run
fresh air, flying limbs, pace, pace.
bombs and blood end all.

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

fractured, crispy ice
splintered veins, thickness feigned.
glacial water rush.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013

softer day outdoors:
subtle, drying, gentle wind.
step, slip, crackle: ice!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13, 2013

puddle lake sewers,
steady stern snow, crushing ground
we missed Grayson's show

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013

simple seed packets
trowel, gloves, dirt; digging hands
forecast is blizzard

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013

girl walking wet dog
gritty pavement, melting snow
joy, bursting with spring.