Sunday, April 30, 2006,8:26 PM
end of April
end of April-
trying to remember
the end of March
 
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Saturday, April 29, 2006,10:24 PM
a wet leaf
a wet leaf
clings to the sidewalk
after a shower-
hiding in the warmth of
Appalachian Spring
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(excerpts of Appalachian Spring can be heard by hitting the last line)
 
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,10:19 PM
muddy concrete
muddy concrete-
can't remember my wife's
maiden name
 
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,10:11 PM
onslaught
onslaught of
the fourth rain of the day-
weary squirrels
 
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,10:07 PM
sudden thunder
sudden thunder-
interrupting my
daydream
 
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,10:04 PM
spring afternoon
spring afternoon-
the trunk of a ceder tree
wet from morning rain
 
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Friday, April 28, 2006,11:19 PM
parts of my past
parts of my past fly
away in a wind storm
to leave empty songs-
the mailman fills my box
with my neighbor's love letters


thanks to
  • Barbara's April 28 post
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    ,5:46 PM
    the early spring flowers
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    the early spring
    flowers are wilted and spent
    not caring about
    the cool hard rain
    I open the house windows
     
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    Thursday, April 27, 2006,10:15 PM
    walking alone
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    walking alone
    at the riverside-
    sanctuary
     
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2006,10:58 PM
    clouds paint the sky
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    clouds paint the sky with
    a delicate cotton brush
    trees stretch to join
     
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    Tuesday, April 25, 2006,10:19 PM
    the cost of crude oil
    reading how
    the cost of crude oil
    keeps rising-
    a cool front arrives
    confusing the flowers
     
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    ,10:15 PM
    old woman walks by
    old woman walks by
    wearing a bright mu-mu..
    colors of spring
     
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    ,10:12 PM
    nightly sirens
    nightly sirens
    are barely noticed-
    dogs keep sleeping
     
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    Monday, April 24, 2006,10:29 PM
    dark sky from the west
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    dark sky from the west
    rumbles toward us-
    mood swing
     
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    ,10:07 PM
    pulling stitches
    pulling stitches
    out of my finger-
    chained dog barks
     
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    ,10:05 PM
    late at night
    late at night-
    watching my daughter sleep
    while smiling
     
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    Sunday, April 23, 2006,10:22 PM
    sitting still
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    sitting still
    surrounded by sunlight
    and bird songs
     
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    ,10:19 PM
    digging around
    digging around
    in the bedroom closet
    to find happiness
     
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    Saturday, April 22, 2006,10:36 PM
    abandoned field
    abandonedfield3
    abandoned field
    longes for young feet-
    birds fly over
     
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    Friday, April 21, 2006,10:31 PM
    cool spring night
    cool spring night-
    invisible bugs
    complain loudly
     
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    Thursday, April 20, 2006,10:30 PM
    a lizard runs
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    a lizard runs
    away on the concrete-
    surprise visitor
     
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    ,10:28 PM
    outside at night
    outside at night
    drinking bottled water
    deliberately-
    remembering my first
    taste of white wine
     
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2006,10:09 PM
    she admires
    she admires
    her new purple hair bow-
    birthday morning
    today is the fifth birthday for kid #2
     
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    ,10:07 PM
    answering my phone
    answering my phone
    to hear a recording-
    children laugh outside
     
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    ,10:05 PM
    night animal
    night animal
    walks by my window-
    eyes open wide
     
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    Tuesday, April 18, 2006,10:43 PM
    sitting on top
    sitting on top
    of the roof I watch
    the sun sink
    trying to resurrect
    my childhood memories
     
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    ,10:40 PM
    old man sits
    oldmansits2
    old man sits
    at the picnic table-
    misspelled graffiti
     
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    ,10:03 PM
    maple seeds
    maple seeds
    fly through the night-
    cooler weather comes
     
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    Monday, April 17, 2006,10:36 PM
    watching tulips
    watching tulips
    fall by each petal
    in the heat-
    remembering the day
    we made a snowman
     
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    ,10:33 PM
    hearing a forgotten song
    hearing2
    hearing
    a forgotten song-
    afternoon walk
     
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    ,10:06 PM
    paper airplanes
    paper airplane
    lands on the roof-
    sunshine
     
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    ,10:04 PM
    ninety degrees
    ninety degrees-
    life gets longer as
    spring gets shorter
     
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    ,10:01 PM
    layers of dead leaves
    layers of dead leaves
    embrace the ground-
    forgotten letter
     
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    Sunday, April 16, 2006,10:47 PM
    spring showers
    SPRINGSHOWERS2_00
    spring showers
    bring the ground alive
    trees shiver
     
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    ,3:57 PM
    smell of boiled eggs
    smell of boiled eggs
    while eating chocolate
    hippity-hop
     
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    Saturday, April 15, 2006,10:51 PM
    there are days
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    There are days
    when I sit outside,
    struggling
    with lofty words and
    meaningful thoughts
    to describe my invisible world,
    where it's always warm
    and it's always bright-
    where tomorrow doesn't matter
    and yesterday isn't needed.
    It's at that moment
    that I notice a work of nature
    made effortless
    without words,
    sound or
    paint,
    and I quietly go back inside
    to hide my shame.
     
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    ,10:32 PM
    hiding eggs
    hiding eggs
    in the back yard-
    a stone rolled aside
     
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    Friday, April 14, 2006,11:34 PM
    the chef works
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    the chef works
    with new sharpened knives-
    guerrilla kitchen
     
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    ,11:30 PM
    spring moon
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    spring moon
    quiet history of
    forgotten lives
     
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    Thursday, April 13, 2006,11:07 PM
    Good Friday
    three day weekend
    takes the attention
     
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    ,9:35 AM
    blue iris
    blue iris
    dance in the breeze..
    warm afternoon
     
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    Tuesday, April 11, 2006,11:11 PM
    memories of winter
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    memories of winter float
    with the wind
     
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    ,11:03 PM
    a band-aid
    a band-aid
    cures the girls sadness..
    growing pains
     
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    ,11:02 PM
    a lonely frog
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    Monday, April 10, 2006,9:36 PM
    Field of Dreams (haibun)
    The first game of the first season for the "ten and eleven years old" league. We're down 5-3. (Or is it 6-5?)
    The sun has gone to bed, but we don't have a choice. Cool breeze from the river makes me forget that it's spring. It is April isn't it?
    The other games have ended, so their lights are snuffed out. We're the only game left.
    It's the bottom of the last inning- two out, two on. I'm ready to fold up my chair.
    Who is this pitcher? I don't remember seeing him before. Are you sure he's eleven? He's my size!
    Finally, the last out. Mothers chatter like hens, complaining that the umps weren't fair. The fathers pick up the aftermath and slowly walk to the dugout.
    "Next game is Thursday at 7:30," says the coach.
    Starting the car as the boy hops into the back seat. "You did a good job, son. You swung even, but you need to put a little more into it."
    I whisper to my wife- "what was the score?"

    wide awake
    bugs chase the headlights-
    going home
     
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    Sunday, April 09, 2006,10:32 PM
    earth dresses for spring
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    earth dresses from spring-
    her best jewelry and
    new perfume

     
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    ,8:55 PM
    Palm Sunday
    Palm Sunday-
    pink and white dogwood trees shout
    Hosanna
     
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    ,10:30 AM
    first warm night
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    first warm night..
    I hear a whippoorwill
    on the field
     
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    Friday, April 07, 2006,10:40 PM
    half-moon hangs
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    half-moon hangs
    in the western sky-
    walking in a
    field of wildflowers
    looking for her name
     
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    Thursday, April 06, 2006,10:09 PM
    after the storm
    after the storm
    exhausted leaves cling
    to each other-
    reading vacation brochures
    while laying in the bathtub
     
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2006,11:04 PM
    earth stretches and yawns
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    earth stretches and yawns
    in the spring morning-
    eggs hatch in nests
     
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    Tuesday, April 04, 2006,10:09 PM
    dogs are bothered
    dogs are bothered
    by the loud cricket song..
    spring stays for the night
     
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    ,3:59 PM
    walking in the playground
    walking in the
    playground in the morning
    hearing the children
    share their joy and sorrow -
    eight o'clock bell rings
     
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    Monday, April 03, 2006,9:17 PM
    opening a box
    opening a box
    of old birthday cards, looking
    for forgotten names
     
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    Sunday, April 02, 2006,9:42 PM
    a crescent moon
    on top of
    an old pine tree sits
    a crescent moon
     
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    Saturday, April 01, 2006,8:57 AM
    her brown hair
    herbrownhair
    her brown hair
    beautifully tousled
    in the warm breeze
     
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    ,8:53 AM
    hearing sounds
    hearingsounds
    hearing sounds
    from many miles away
    in a warm night
    trying so hard to see you
    in my minds-eye
     
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