Wednesday, October 31, 2007,12:07 AM
learning about bats
learning about bats
from kindergarten kids~
Halloween

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Monday, October 29, 2007,9:12 PM
abandoned nest
abandoned nest
in the empty carport~
morning moon

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Sunday, October 28, 2007,8:43 PM
yellow moon
yellow moon,
partially covered
by darkness,
are you hiding
something from me?

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Saturday, October 27, 2007,10:48 PM
overgrown weeds
overgrown weeds
wave in autumn breeze~
castaway

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Friday, October 26, 2007,10:14 PM
face to face
facetoface
face to face
through decades~
foggy mirror
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(picture of me from the early '70s)

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Thursday, October 25, 2007,8:26 PM
home photos
home photos
from many years ago
on my lap~
the beauty, the cruelty
of the future

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007,9:29 PM
a flower
a flower
that I can't name,
soon to bloom,
reminding me of something
that never happened

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007,9:16 PM
cleaning my desk
cleaning my desk
I see it,
your letter-
the only thing left
of summer

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Monday, October 22, 2007,6:29 PM
cold wind blows
cold wind blows
through desert memories~
hint of winter

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Sunday, October 21, 2007,9:57 PM
sounds of geese
sounds of geese
moving south in the dark~
october

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Saturday, October 20, 2007,7:46 PM
autumn wind chases
autumn wind chases
away the sun's warmth, clinging
to colorful leaves
losing their grip~
she shows her age softly

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Friday, October 19, 2007,8:16 PM
Tangled in Wisteria
It's out now! (sort of) You can order my book at the publishing's website now. It won't be officially out for some weeks. At that time, it will be found on other websites and some bookstores.
Even though Tate's website says that the book is coming soon, it is being sent now - Barbara ordered one from N.Y. and got it this week.
Also, the audio version is coming soon. I really like how they did it. The man that read it sounds so much better than me! :)
 
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turning around
turning around
to see you, the sun
that's been here
so many more years than me~
tell me your story

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Thursday, October 18, 2007,11:02 AM
ghost town
ghost town
creaks in dusty wind~
visiting blogs
that haven't been seen
for months and months

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007,12:57 AM
my hair blows
my hair blows
in different directions
in cold wet wind~
chilling thoughts
hide deep in my mind

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Monday, October 15, 2007,12:47 AM
october walk
october walk~
colorful leaves, butterflies
and smiles

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Sunday, October 14, 2007,12:29 AM
watching the sun
watchingthesun
watching the sun
fall slowly to the west~
rising somewhere

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Saturday, October 13, 2007,12:56 AM
thinking of you
thinking of you
and our discussions
of our lives
as I watch the sun
be swallowed by a cloud

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Friday, October 12, 2007,12:01 AM
using today
using today
to escape from today~
cool autumn air
unlocks memories
of my youth

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Thursday, October 11, 2007,12:28 AM
wanting to go
wantingtogo
wanting to go
far away, anywhere
but here-
dragging out old photos
as if they are maps

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007,12:57 AM
in the back
in the back
of my mind it continues,
a question,
as a train moves east
with the answer

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007,12:27 AM
"I love you Henry"
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"I love you Henry"
it says on a bench, written
6-12-07~
in the cold october rain,
does she still love him?

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Monday, October 08, 2007,12:01 AM
seeing your face
seeingyourface
seeing your face
in a crowd of strangers~
autumn breeze

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Sunday, October 07, 2007,12:12 AM
our lives controlled
our lives controlled
by miles on a paper map,
tattered by use~
the answer of our future
not found in ink

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Saturday, October 06, 2007,12:53 AM
autumn only
autumn only
on the calendar~
92 degrees

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Friday, October 05, 2007,12:12 AM
dreaming
dreaming~
far away voices
from the past

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Thursday, October 04, 2007,12:39 AM
storm has passed
storm has passed~
listening to thunder
from the south
leaving only drops
of her tears

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007,12:00 AM
my youth returns
my youth returns
as I watch her walk
from a distance~
fireflies
in october

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007,12:34 AM
aching joints
aching joints
in the wet autumn
morning~
another new day,
another new yesterday

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Monday, October 01, 2007,12:13 AM
soft sound (haibun)
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My wife and I had to be there early - in separate vehicles. Our oldest child is going to perform with his junior high band before the high school football game. He wants to stay and see the half-time show and as much of the game as he can. Not a great idea to me, though, so I offered to go early and take care of the other kids.
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It's been more than twenty years since I've walked into Blakemore Field. That was in my first two years of college. I came here to see the high school band, still having some of the people that I had been in band with. (The real reason was to impress them, wearing my red Razorback Band jacket.)
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noticing dust
on the piano~
autumn sunset
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Walking through the gate, I'm amazed by the newness of the place. The bleachers have been re-built, making them huge compared to the ones from the past. The bright green everywhere.
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The bands from the high school and both junior high schools fill the field. We walk through to the far end so we can see our son. The only people that call my name are my students. The only name I hear is Mr. Lockhart. Hearing, actually, is difficult tonight. Even with my hearing aid there's too much background noise. My wife says something to me and I have to lean all the way to her face to understand the words
.
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soft sound
of fluttering wings~
monarch
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After the opening show we walk down the bleachers to meet our son. I have to go slowly and hold on to the rail. I've had problems recently with steps.
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We meet him and tell him we enjoyed the performance. He's excited, this being his first time to play on that field. I tell my wife that the grandparents probably need some relief, so I'll go on home.
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I walk slowly through the crowd, out the gate, and through the dark to my car - deciding to go for a drive.... a long drive.
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an old book
I've never read~
second chance

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