Wednesday, November 30, 2005,9:41 PM
light of dawn (haiku)
light of dawn
interrupts the sleep
of flowers
 
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,9:40 PM
moonlight (haiku)
moonlight
reflects from the roof
at midnight
 
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,9:38 PM
luminarias
luminarias
glow in the park
as we walk
 
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,9:36 PM
brick walls (haiku)
cold brick walls
embrace the sunlight
dreading the night
 
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,9:35 PM
last blade of grass
last blade of grass
pushes through dead leaves
gasping for light
 
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,9:33 PM
surrounded by light (haiku)
surrounded by light
the shadow of the tree
hides its soul
 
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Monday, November 28, 2005,11:34 PM
roof (haiku)
the roof steams
from unexpected rain...
her perfume lingers
 
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Sunday, November 27, 2005,10:07 PM
paper airplane (tanka)
paper airplane
swirls with leaves
in the wind
as the chained dog
demands freedom
 
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Saturday, November 26, 2005,11:28 PM
alley cat (haibun)
One after another he hears the cars go buy on the interstate. Laying in his bed, he wonders where they're from and where they're going. Why are they out so late? Are they trying to miss the traffic, or do they not want to be seen?
The syncopated drone lulls him asleep...

the alley cat
exposed by the moon
walks down the fence
 
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,11:27 PM
dragonfly (haiku)
dragonfly
skips over the brook
shimmering sunset
 
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Friday, November 25, 2005,10:49 PM
a distant wind chime
a distant wind chime
in a soft breeze
stirs my memories
from carefree days
where time was slow
and the future
had no ending
 
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Thursday, November 24, 2005,11:24 PM
sharp cold air (haiku)
sharp cold air
pierces silent thoughts
at midnight
 
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,11:22 PM
oak leaves (haiku)
aerodynamic
oak leaves
shower the hard ground
 
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,11:21 PM
in bed (haiku)
in bed
with warm pillows
I hear the neighbors
 
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,11:19 PM
windows (haiku)
foggy windows
hide secret memories...
burned by noon
 
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,12:25 AM
Mars (tanka)
Mars - god of war
looks down
at me
as I write...
Thanksgiving
 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005,11:08 PM
classroom (tanka)
the classroom
at night
echoes with voices
of children
now grown
 
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,9:56 PM
rock chimney (tanka)
in the woods
a rock chimney
stands alone
triumphant
against the elements
 
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Sunday, November 20, 2005,10:20 PM
I open boxes (tanka)
I open boxes
of heavy clothes
and coats..
the flowers pity me
their work is done
 
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Saturday, November 19, 2005,11:25 PM
summer blooms (tanka)
summer blooms
quietly fade
and wilt..
we helplessly watch
with sadness
 
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,11:21 PM
Earth (tanka)
Earth
tilts and spins
as we pretend
to be still
and alone
 
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Friday, November 18, 2005,7:02 AM
antique shop (tanka)
antique shop
on main street..
shelter
from cold
and the present
 
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,7:00 AM
dusk (haiku)
dusk hovers
the park lake
in autumn
 
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,6:58 AM
television (haiku)
television
drowns out rain
and thoughts
 
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,6:56 AM
she sleeps (haiku)
she sleeps...
unguarded beauty
melts the ice
 
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005,10:23 PM
I watch the river (tanka)
I watch the river
as it meanders
to the east..
puling barges
and memories
 
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,10:21 PM
slow dusk (haiku)
slow dusk..
geese fly over the lake
in autumn
 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005,10:43 PM
wind (tanka)
cruel wind
lashing my back
with nails..
numb hands hold the coat
praying for the sun
 
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Monday, November 14, 2005,11:24 PM
geese (tanka)
the geese
silhouetted by the moon
are trying
to escape
secretly...
 
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Sunday, November 13, 2005,11:20 PM
possum (haiku)
the possum
sees me writing..
nocturnal brothers
 
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Saturday, November 12, 2005,10:18 PM
spanish moss (haiku)
spanish moss
drips down the limbs
hiding secrets
 
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,10:17 PM
pirate ship (haiku)
pirate ship
attacks the helpless yacht...
boy pulls the plug
 
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,10:14 PM
rainy afternoon (tanka)
rainy afternoon
brings back memories
of past loves
both real
and fiction
 
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Friday, November 11, 2005,11:19 PM
long distance (haiku)
long distance
autumn trees from hills
earth's stain-glass windows
 
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,9:16 PM
clouds glow (tanka)
clouds glow
from the full moon
at midnight..
his memories
awake the crickets
 
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Thursday, November 10, 2005,9:10 PM
in the garden (haiku)
in the garden
she struggles with the ground...
rows of sadness
 
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Tuesday, November 08, 2005,11:00 PM
warm breeze (tanka)
warm breeze
in mid-November
Spring fever
sadly misplaced..
geese surround the lake
 
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,10:58 PM
sound from a train (haiku)
sound from a train
interrupts my daydream..
her scent now distant
 
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Monday, November 07, 2005,10:16 PM
park bench (haiku)
park bench
covered with leaves
and thoughts
 
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,10:08 PM
vietnamese girl (haiku)
vietnamese girl
plays with Barbie Dolls
grandmother watches
 
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,10:06 PM
Busch Stadium (haiku)
years of hope
wash away in a day..
strike three
 
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,10:04 PM
her voice (haiku)
her voice
on the telephone...
last night melts away
 
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Sunday, November 06, 2005,10:28 PM
bear (haiku)
the bear laughs
as we put on coats
he goes to sleep
 
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,10:20 PM
maple (cinquain)
............maple.............
.........many colors..........
....yellow burgundy brown.....
falling over fireplace chimney
...........autumn.............
 
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,10:19 PM
campfire (haiku)
campfire
flickering, cracking..
wolves watch
 
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,10:17 PM
football (haiku)
football game
cigar smoke in the air
bright Saturday
 
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Saturday, November 05, 2005,10:54 PM
Life
My life
is a jewelry box
full of precious memories,
broken hopes,
inherited stories,
gifts from children,
meaningful days,
tarnished wishes,
and unworn tomorrows.
 
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Friday, November 04, 2005,10:40 PM
Summer in November
Summer
came back
as though he forgot something.
Maybe we can hide it
and wait to tell him
until March.

Until then,
let's water the flowers,
box up the heavy cloths,
and open the windows.
(Pretend we don't see the leaves
on the ground.)
 
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Thursday, November 03, 2005,6:46 PM
oak leaf (tanka)
oak leaf
floats to the cloud
farewell
California waits
follow the sun
 
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,6:44 PM
November (haiku)
laughing..
spider runs away
November
 
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,6:43 PM
Fall (haiku)
children
in fall
leaves run
 
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Wednesday, November 02, 2005,9:59 PM
living (haiku)
living
in past life..
always new
 
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,9:59 AM
traffic-jam (haiku)
traffic-jam
watching the sunset
earth moves
 
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005,9:48 PM
wood table (haiku)
the wood table
tells the curious
his past life
 
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,9:47 PM
branches snap (haiku)
branches snap..
eyes open
clutching the quilt
 
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,9:45 PM
cold wind (haiku)
cold wind
from the west..
surprise attack
 
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,8:45 PM
wilted flowers (haiku)
wilted flowers..
sad reminder
of summer
 
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