Tag Archives: nature

Haiku for the weeks: 10/30/14 – 11/11/14

10/30/14 skim-coated sunset delicately tints soft air, sweeping dusk sighways This haiku was the first one after a bit of a break/fall off the wagon. I seem to keep needing to relearn to slow down in my day to day … Continue reading

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Haiku for the weeks 09/20/14 – 10/01/14

This was one of the foggiest mornings anyone here in north-central Kansas could remember. But today, I travelled 20+ years back in time to when I would drive almost by touch morning upon morning in rural Michigan’s autumn trek to … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 08/29/14 – 09-/05/14

Once we walked into September, its sudden portal gave us autumnal mildness we couldn’t quite trust. We wander as if we’d always worn layers, furtively comparing our ruse with our neighbors’ purposeful strides down enleafed sidewalks. The heat bugs (whose … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week 08/01/14 – 08/08/14

Those thick-tongued days of deep summer make silvery strands of insight tough to snag, even on my calloused fingertips. These haiku attempt meditation through immersion in setting: 08/01/14 yellowed cottonwood: Septemberings reddening August’s early fall weedy fur scruff wears thin … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 06/26/14 – 07/03/14

Rocket’s red glares are pounding at my temples in our neighborhood the day before the 4th. While I love the smell and smokey afterbirth of firework displays, I dislike hearing the random noisy fists and starts leading up to the … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week of 06/06/14 – 06/11/14

I’m a bit early this week, chomping at the bit (or would it be, in writing parlance, “chomping at the nib?”) in anticipation of a short camping trip and the rejuvenation I’m already feeling in having taken an extra day … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week: 05/31/14 – 06/05/14

I love summer thunderstorms with their brazen power taking up the entire sky, scrubbing at the earth, putting us all in our place. We’ve been waking up to pummelled tree branches along the humid streets; proof of the beatings we … Continue reading

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Haiku for the week 05/08/14 – 05/14/14

At the beginning of the week, I was discouraged from not having spent much time outside and was a bit petulant and groused about it for a while. Unsurprisingly, neither pouting nor the lack of access to nature was helpful … Continue reading

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Haiku for the day: 04/28/14

It’s a bit windy out. In Kansas, that can be translated to any of the following:  You seriously question the viability of your roof, probably because your neighbor’s shingles are littering your lawn. It means you don’t bother with hairspray … Continue reading

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Haiku for the day: 04/26/14

Wasn’t being at home sick as a kid a pretty good time? I never had any Ferris Bueller type adventures, but still I got to sleep in, had meals brought to my bed, and no matter how miserable I felt, … Continue reading

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