Sunflower Haiku

a thousand suns
shine upon my face,
one on my back

 

golden field
exalts the summer
while it lasts

 

lone flower
with stem to sun’s rays,
miffed or broken?

 

flower heads
twisting in unison
rapt attention

 

speeding by
the sunflowers blur
yet still flame

Out a Window Haiku

the snow falls
silent and slantwise
“KNOCK-KNOCK” ear check



darkness drifted in
between last look and now
wifely cover theft



monsoon rains
awesome from the inside
awful to be in



in India,
seeing no one outside?
Rapture feared



out my window
fiery orange blossoms
are in season

Tropical Haiku

Heliconia Rostrata

lobster-claw plant
flaming in red and yellow
headless bird stack



coconuts
dimple sands with a thud
tin roof heart attack



seeking relief
from the humidity,
entered greenhouse



little lizard
crawling under the door
take bug duty!



i recall short days
just as i recall cold days
nostalgia trumps truth

Sea Haiku


liquid metal
shape-shifting silver seas
ribbed and rippling

 

tiny crabs
writing alien script
high tides erase

 

turquoise water
bound by brown patches
a tidal maze

 

tiny limpid fish
braver than your bigger peers
drifting as they dart

 

tsunami swamped
moments under water
forever changed

Five Farm Haiku

gleaming steel
plow blade turns the dirt, but
dirt taxes the blade

 

a weed pulled
in due time, beats one hundred
plucked too late

 

stalk stubble,
the haggard mourning face
of the field

 

mile high crazy quilt
viewed by climbing passengers,
brooding nature’s mood

 

when light is short,
but field days are marathon
harvest gloom