for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

five haiku, my offering for National Haiku Poetry Day

moon flitting

from staccato dawn

an owl hoots


swigging in the pine copse raccoon eyes


is the fox a man in his dream?

snow melt


a zebra


at jet stream



ivy wall

its shadowed side

sunlit sighs


April 17, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunflowers (for One Shot Wednesday)

Field of sunnflowers courtesy of wikipedia

She folds her arms on the table
and turns a limp head to the window

the gray sky fills her sad eyes.
She crumples on her slack arms and sighs, what lonely weather.

Her head drops on sunflowers blooming
on the vinyl kitchen cloth; the blossoms blaze.

She looks back at the sky, eyes pooling tears.
I tell her, it’s only rain.

But I wail at the weeping sky:
Who is it that came snuffing out the sun?

It’s only rain, like baby hair.
How could it hurt?

Look how it falls, a touch. And watch how it splatters like sweet
crystals, scraping off grime that saddens the air.

The sky tautens soon like the skin of a man’s arm.
The woman laughs at the thought of a man’s arm

crooked around her, scented rain.
She laughs splaying her arms over the tilting sunflowers

the sun has blinded.
The gray sky sobs with the sun.

Posted for One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry where poets and artists share their love for their art and nurture each other.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | free verse, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

grey skies (and other grey/in the rain/and snow haiku)

grey skies
still the heather blooms
and blooms

even in dryness
the same sighs

willow tips
dripping with rain
but i’m not crying

tangled vines in the snow–
our thoughts sometimes

in the rain each stone a new face

January 25, 2011 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

my sighs

on upraised branches 

of the pine tree–I leave 

my sighs

–a  jornal I so need!

January 31, 2010 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , | Leave a comment