Wednesday, November 30, 2005

the fence is down
but the gate still stands
old cow waiting

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

meadow's edge
dusk and doe
become one

Monday, November 28, 2005

she doesn't remember
who i am
we gossip about me

Sunday, November 27, 2005

being overly polite
to his ex
church fellowship breakfast

Saturday, November 26, 2005

in the snow
the neighbor boy's name
written in urine

Friday, November 25, 2005

first winter alone
hilltop cemetery

Thursday, November 24, 2005

here's a quote from Carolyn Hall that i like:

"I believe the purpose of haiku is to touch us at the
core. We write haiku to record our experience. We
put our haiku out into the world in hopes of sharing
our emotional response with others. And sometimes
that requires fictionalizing the haiku just enough to
stay true to the moment but also to communicate
to our audience the full impact that experience had
on us."

i picked it up out of f/k/a which was quoting from Frogpond XXVIII: 3, at 57.
thanksgiving day
another leaf
added to the table

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

midnight snow
only the streetlamps notice
how quietly

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

my belly like buddha's belly
but hairier

Monday, November 21, 2005

half asleep
i reach for her
amnesia moon

Sunday, November 20, 2005

tilting at the moon
the old silo
without a barn

Saturday, November 19, 2005

a bulls-eye painted
on the mule that bites --
opening day

Friday, November 18, 2005

buying dog food
the old man
that growls at children

Thursday, November 17, 2005

window shopping
her reflection wider
than the mannequin's
laughing at myself
from where i've fallen
crows join in

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

trail shrouded in mist
around another corner . . .
another corner

Monday, November 14, 2005

retirement party
half outloud she repeats:
"I'll be okay."

Sunday, November 13, 2005

3 am
even at solitaire
i can't win

Saturday, November 12, 2005

light from the window
i try not to look in
at my neighbor's wife

Friday, November 11, 2005

hunter's moon
in the styrofoam deer

Thursday, November 10, 2005

my neighbor
sharing new gossip
moon's half face

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

retired grammar teacher
her sentences running on
and on and on and . . .

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

at the service desk
she turns her smiley

Monday, November 07, 2005

widow's moon
the scarecrow
with mended clothes

Sunday, November 06, 2005

disheveled hair
the young woman's hands
full of toddler

Saturday, November 05, 2005

in the empty room
her teddy-bear's moonshadow
moves oh so slowly

Friday, November 04, 2005

it must tickle when they kiss
his moustache . . .

Thursday, November 03, 2005

making sense
of all the pieces
grandma's quilting hands

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

hair salon
cutting their ex's
down to size

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

waiting for me again
this shopping cart
with the wobbly wheel