Category Archives: Haiku My Heart

Four Weird Haiku for Winter


1.
trees and animals
broken by bitter weather
cracked by singing wind
 
2.
I passed an old house
the color of swollen hands,
hands made raw by frost.
 
3.
Deepening winter—
I take stock of the pantry,
hoping there’s enough.
 
4.
Crow with no feathers,
I wept to hear you shrieking:
“Snow ahead, turn back!”

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Four Strange Haiku for the New Year


1.
My chainsaw rips deep
into the heart of the pine—
who knew wood could scream?
 
2.
Come, O mountain wind!
Carry me far, far away
from this season’s smoke!
 
3.
Together we walk,
little sister fox and I,
through a land of dust.
 
4.
Crow with no feathers,
your voice rasps out a warning:
“Storm ahead, turn back!”

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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Merry Christmas!

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Holiday decorations at the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Arizona make the night sparkle.

 
One photo, two memes.
 

Candles in the dark
light up the pilgrim’s pathway
as she journeys on.

 
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Three Winter Haiku


1.
winter contentment—
frozen berries in a bowl,
steaming jasmine tea
 
2.
scribbled on a page
of the dying man’s missal—
winter’s bitter breath
 
3.
Deepening winter—
a black bear dreams of berries,
what he longs for most.
 


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Starlight

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A star brightens a Christmas tree in a Yuma County, Arizona church.
 


hoping for starlight
to keep my feet from straying
on the dark way home

 
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Shopper’s Prayer

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La Virgen de Guadalupe presides over the Mercado Municipal, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
 


In the shopping storm,
Lady of the Marketplace,
keep us safe from harm.

 
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Haibun: The Medic’s Tale


I had to work without a day off for weeks, up to and including Thanksgiving Day, so the feast is late this year. Plates, potatoes, rolls, wine—everything’s in short supply, and hard to find. Now I have to fight my way through Black Friday crowds. I’ll be lucky to find even a wrinkled tablecloth, bundled in a broken plastic wrapper. With any luck, this shopping expedition will take only hours, not decades. But what do I know? I don’t live in some storybook tale, where bluff and bluster somehow magically compensate for wit and wisdom. This is as real as it gets. And the feast—whatever ends up on our table—is late this year.
 

November morning—
a cup of instant coffee
doesn’t hit the spot.

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Haibun: The Bullet


I found a bullet beneath a maple tree whose blood-red leaves seemed to be burning. I took the bullet home and sat in the doorway. Filaments of a broken spiderweb dangled overhead. There was within me a ferocious longing to know what creature had escaped death on that bright autumn day. Something that could crawl or creep? Something that shone or shimmered? I would never know. But in my hands I held, like a communion wafer, the token of its escape. Holy, holy, holy.
 
My rudderless boat—
the frigid current takes me
wherever it wills.


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Four Autumn Haiku


1.
On the far mesa,
strangled shadows gasp for light—
deepening autumn.
 
2.
I miss you, Father—
it was hard to say farewell
on that autumn day.
 
3.
I fall into bed,
beat from raking autumn leaves,
and page through some books.
 
4.
Seven kinds of mud
slow me on my pilgrimage—
long autumn journey.
 


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Secrets

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A palo verde tree towers over a dry wash in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


By a hidden stream
an old tree guards its secrets—
autumn flows away.


 
 
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