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

Wu Wei Haiku

don’t debate dolts
they’ll remain half-wits
after you’re spent

flex in wind
and rebound in calm
all in time

glide to dive
the hawk’s fearsome show?
gravity’s work

wise farmers
wait to do watering
eyes to clouds

mute traders
get extra carrots
for silence

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