Category Archives: Haiku My Heart

Shadowy

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
I take the shadowy path
without companions.

 
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The Shopper

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A shopper returns home after an early-morning visit to the mercado in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
 


From the marketplace
she carries in her basket
daily bread—and light!

 
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Autumn ‘Firsts’


Throughout the woodlands
dry cedars snap like matchsticks—
first loss of autumn.
 
Fear gripping his heart,
a wayfarer hurries on—
first clouds of autumn.
 
Autumn’s first full moon—
I catch glimpses of fairies
dancing in the moss.
 
On the garden path
I keep stumbling on pebbles—
autumn’s first thick mist.
 
In the dwindling light,
what is there to sing about?
First rain of autumn…
 
seeming far away
my childhood and its wonders—
autumn’s first cold snap

 
  
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Song

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Sunrise in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


The song of a dove
slips through some tangled branches
toward the rising sun.

 
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Cry

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Autumn sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.
 


With a cry of joy
a dove rises from her nest
and wings toward the sun.

 
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Balm

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The Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona seems to offer little to anyone passing through.
 


In this barren land
will I find the balm I seek
to ease my longing?

 
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Tattered

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The full moon glows brightly just before daybreak over Wellton, Arizona.
 


meteor showers
blotted out by the full moon—
summer’s tattered edge

 
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Hiding Places

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A wash fills with shadows in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
 


among the branches
a hundred hiding places—
blackbird needs but one

 
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Hint

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A windmill guards the entrance to the Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden , Yuma, Arizona.
 


August afternoon—
clouds passing near the windmill
seem to hint at rain.

 
 
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Witness

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August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


If a blackbird falls
atop the distant mountain,
who will bear witness?

 
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