Apr 06

Haiku 1097

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , April 6th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

“Shhhh. Do you hear that?”

I point yonder to the knock

of a woodpecker

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Feb 16

Haiku 1014: NaHaiWriMo 16 by Kelly

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Tags: , , , , , February 16th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

from the cottonwood

solitary crow watches

solitary me

 

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Feb 14

Haiku 1011: NaHaiWriMo 14 by Kelly

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , February 14th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

two crows side by side —

we all need companionship

when the trees are bare

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Feb 07

Haiku 999: NaHaiWriMo 7 by Kelly

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , February 7th, 2012

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 05

Haiku 962

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 5th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

in the quiet of

my pause, a muskrat rises —

overhead, a V

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Jul 15

Haiku 923

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , July 15th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

red I’ve seen today:

sumac berries, day lily,

cardinal in a tree 

 

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Jun 19

Haiku 897

Posted: under Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , June 19th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

hummingbird dashes

round my head, past my ankle —

I sip chardonnay

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Jun 01

Haiku 880

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , June 1st, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

the loops of her words

in a handwritten letter –

evening bird calls

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May 03

Haiku 851

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , May 3rd, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

morning woodpecker

in his tock tock tock I sense

notes of poetry

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May 02

Haiku 850

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , May 2nd, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

perhaps that black bird

at the top of the pine tree

has haiku to share

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