Feb 14

Haiku 1012: NaHaiWriMo 11 by Alison

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by Alison

by Alison

all of the bovine

walk toward me and stare –

gentle clouds pass

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Feb 07

Haiku 999: NaHaiWriMo 7 by Kelly

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
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by Kelly

by Kelly

Before the cold snap

a pheasant ducks through the woods —

Thoughts of my grandpa.


Unusual warmth,

so the dogs and I press on —

Still, though, that pheasant…


Wild turkey, fox

deer, coyotes in our woods.

Pheasants? Not pheasants.


Grandpa hunted them.

Stuffed pheasants flew through his house —

Was that one a sign?


Almost at my door

when the dogs flush three pheasants

from beside the shed.


The dogs bark, the birds

stumble from the underbrush

dragging crumpled leaves.


I drop the leashes,

scream before I see the birds

fighting to escape


From inside me, a

wild, uncontrollable laugh

rushes forth — then tears.


Equally wild and

uncontrollably, I sob

there in the driveway.


Maybe they were just

pheasants, just birds. Or maybe

they were my grandpa.

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Oct 12

Haiku 965

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Tags: , , , , October 12th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

despite Indian

summer, the tree frogs have gone —

soon, fall will go too

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Oct 05

Haiku 962

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Tags: , , , , October 5th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

in the quiet of

my pause, a muskrat rises —

overhead, a V

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May 17

Haiku 865

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by Kelly

by Kelly

I approach the pond

mating frogs sing and sing but

stop as I arrive

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Mar 05

Haiku 792

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
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by Alison

by Alison

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.

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I wake to her barks.

What dangers lurk outside?

Coyotes? Black Bears?

.

I wake from a dream

of a long ago danger

I wiggled my way past

.

every woman

has her stories of danger –

some end well, some don’t

.

this story ends well –

I look outside into the

dark and see nothing


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Mar 04

Haiku 791

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
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by Kelly

by Kelly

just steps from the house

the hollows of my cheeks freeze —

the dogs press onward

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Mar 02

Haiku 789

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Tags: , , , , , March 2nd, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

another dead mouse

in the recycling bin —

I cry for lost lives

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Feb 14

Haiku 773

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Tags: , , , , , , , , February 14th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

our wind chimes buck like

rodeo horses on the

eve of Valentine’s

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Jan 27

Haiku 757

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , January 27th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

Stuck behind a light

that goes red green red three times —

I breathe mindfully.


Suddenly, hundreds

of crows fill the sky. Hundreds.

I mean it. Hundreds.


From where? Going where?

Their doings are a puzzle

I wish I could solve.


Then maybe, maybe,

I could also figure out

which path I should choose.

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