Haiku on Music


 

listless drift
metronomic mast sweeps
the sea’s mute tune

 

snapping flags
halyard and hook ting the pole
spastic anthem

 

creek burble
amid the cedars
stream unseen

 

cave echoes
nothing that moves by sight
avoids bumped head

 

empty bars
rarely known in nature
end robustly

GREEN WINTER HAIKU

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a crow caws
standing on a stout post
black eye watching



a child wonders,
beyond this rainy valley,
is it white?



nothing scurries
but mushrooms sprout
wet forest floor



lonely bus stop
one man waits for a nearly
empty bus



streaks of blue
viewed through cloudy skies
a bird hops

HAIKU OF BREATH

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at the seashore
breath syncs to lapping waves
sea teachings


in between
the inhale and exhale
lies stillness


a breath missed
life takes a moment’s pause
mind is void


slow the breath
drawing each instant out
slow your world


breath control
lets one drop the sails
in rough seas

WINTER FOREST HAIKU

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no birds, nor boar
not even a squirrel,
yet poop abounds


quiet forest
bare trees and thick carpet
decay time


mushrooms grow
in dense clusters on stumps
ringed in moss


earthen hues
far as an eye can see
but for moss green


so short the day
slantwise sunshine from
dawn to dusk

FOGGY HAIKU

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cloud fallen
resting on muddy ground
and limp dry grass


lulled to sleep
staring out a window
into the fog


faint edges
reality is swallowed
by the fog


foggy morn
black branch scribbles
in the gray


what shapes become,
edges softened and deformed,
fog monsters

Christmas Haiku

lights blinking
colors bold and bright
inner child wakes

 

shops shuttered
hunched against frigid wind
lone soul stands

 

inner sanctum
a fire sparks and glows
skin flushes

 

a tinseled tree:
tropical dissonance
in Kuala Lumpur

 

pine, wood smoke,
& a vinyl bike seat
holiday scents

Forest Haiku

winter forest
light of the rising sun
passes straight through

 

needle litter
carpeting the forest floor
copper clean

 

straight trunks
standing tall and tidy
lack character

 

spring brings blossoms
but how can the trees trust
spring sometimes lies

 

the gnarled tree
stunted and deformed
stands post-storm

Springtime Haiku

breezy days
cool air weaves its way
through the pines

 

birds abound,
passing through again,
heading home

 

the spring thaw
muddy ground squishes
underfoot

 

dripping leaves,
patter of bulbous rain;
din of spring

 

color bursts,
fatal assault upon
dreary days

Five Haiku

frost on grass
early morning chill
felt through eyes

wave wall warps,
becoming tubular
surf crashes

mountains turn
to smooth, round boulders,
then to pebbles

lost ruins
a temple overgrown,
recycled

slate gray lake
will be turquoise in time
new eyes, new lake

 

Taken in August of 2019 at Big Almaty Lake

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