zucchini and cicada

Baby zucchini hide under giant green leaves –cicada’s first song.   see full sized image here

Nature’s Church

Light shines through stained glassset in green frame — nature’s church;gentle winds sigh hymns.     Mark at Naturalist Weekly has asked for butterfly poems.

haiku to haiku slam

small glass globe once helda single moving treasure —now still sushi stench   image link I just read a poem that likened haiku to locust descending.   

Haikai Challenge 193 — Memorial Day haiku series 053121

Bones lie where they fell, bullets long buried silence –each Spring poppies bloom. Too many widowsstooped today, wilting at graves —mourning doves take flight. Uniformed, each Springthey march Main in Everytowntrying to forget.   image by Greg Cartmell Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:This week, write the haikai poem of…

#Haikai Challenge #175 : Wolf Moon (Ōkami no tsuki)

  Alpha, fur sparklingwith new bright snow, calls them in –old elk, red and still.   image link here   Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either the Wolf Moon (Ōkami no…

#Haikai Challenge 174: Justice

Traitor Winter silhouette swings from a creaking rope asa blood red sun sets.     image link here Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to justice.

#Haikai Challenge #171: Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)

      Fluffy blanket cloudshug winter moon’s cold curves –dogs dream near the fire. Snow owl disappears inside winter’s cold moon heart –pink wings rise with sun. Frost moon brightens dark-shadowed twigs scraping windows –I shiver inside. Dead tinseled trees rest at curbside, row after row,under a cold moon. Mice on ice skates twirlin…