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.