Category Archives: Haiku My Heart

New Song

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A spring day in Yuma County, Arizona begins with a beautiful sunrise.
 


If no dove should sing
to greet the dawn, a new song
will fly from my tongue.

 
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Footprints

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Footprints are sometimes visible in the labyrinth at Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center.
 


Easter’s come and gone—
I follow nail-scarred footprints
as I journey on.

 
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Small Talk

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A sunflower blooms at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
 


April afternoon—
why are we making small talk
while sunflowers bloom?

 
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How

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When droughts become severe, Arizona cottonwoods drop their leaves prematurely.
 


Dove of the desert,
how can a small dying leaf
hold your lively song?

 
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Wine

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Detail from a mosaic on a community wall, Ajo, Arizona
 


Hand and hand we walk
through this dry and thirsty land—
birdsong is our wine.

 
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Silent

Plenty of seating is available at this outdoor cafe in Puebla, México.
 
 

On a spring-like day
two old men sit back to back
with nothing to say.

 
 
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Mangos

Talavera y Mangos by “Algosa” (Alberto Gomez Sanchez), Barrio del Artista, Puebla, Puebla, México.
 
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In my winter dream
I see a plate of mangos,
juicy, ripe and sweet.

 
 
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No One

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A chapel waits for worshipers in Santuario de Atotonilco, Atotonilco, Guanajuato, México.
 


Seeking the divine,
I journey to a chapel,
but find no one there.

 
 
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Birds, Songs, and Longings


1.
As we near the lake,
geese arc over the water,
honking a greeting.
 
 
2.
Settling on her nest
at the water’s edge, a duck
keeps her egg clutch warm.
 
 
3.
Rippling mountain stream,
who composed the song you sing?
Surely not the crow!
 
 
4.
Drifting and gliding
over the ocean’s surface,
seagulls hunt for fish.
 
 
5.
Midwinter longing—
if I had wings like a dove,
I’d fly far away.

 

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Five Haiku for the Frigid Season


1.
Come now, let us mourn
all things broken, chipped, and torn—
deepening winter.
 
 
2.
Winter loneliness—
who has skill enough to mend
my threadbare blue shirt?
 
 
3.
Winter drive to work—
on the bridge I see skid marks,
remnants of a crash.
 
 
4.
Itching to plant seeds,
I thumb through the catalog
that came in the mail.
 
 
5.
Bar of soap in hand,
I draw water for a bath—
midwinter pleasure.

 

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