Haiku of Ecstatic Experience

time may flow
but i’m tethered to now —
one feeling

 

masterless
puppet of infinite strings,
tied to all

 

music plays
and I ebb and swell
with no mind

 

calm & storm
harmoniously layered
in one space

 

chase it, and
it’s gone forever
be, and it is

Summertime Haiku

sun shimmer,
flashing off the waves,
summer drifts
 
tall grass,
from green to tawny,
summer’s span
 
shady creek
between pines and pasture:
sun escape
 
desolate:
bare soil in clumps and clods;
sun gone mean
 
far thunder,
rumbling skies and rain scent:
summer storm

Coastal Haiku

shore wash:
chasing, and chased by,
tiny feet



crab sand art
alien beach language
’til high tide



dark clouds.
fishing boats race
churning seas



spiked urchin
wedged amid the rocks,
step wisely



low tide
glass sea stretches to
the breakers

5 Winter Night Haiku


 
snowy woods
glows in the moonlight
fox tracks



silent hour
smoke, a farm nearby?
who knocks?



barren woods
morning light will pass through
night’s void



who huddles?
a roadside silhouette
hitcher? boulder?



cloud & moon
paint different homesteads
from same scene

Sleep Haiku

eyelid weight
like snow accumulates
to avalanche

 

what world is this
where doors are portals
through space-time?

 

sleepless, and
processing drops to
dial-up speed

 

your meeting
is more sedating
than telling

 

the world blurs
walking insomniac
slows to zero

Gray Day Haiku


palm trees waving
under gray, stormy skies
delusion rocked

 

foggy city
bridge top corner juts
from river’s cloud

 

monochrome town
fog drained your varied hues,
what feats light works

 

cloudy mountain
layers of gray stay silent
keeping secrets

 

vodka, no ice
peering out a window
into nothing

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