Thursday, January 29, 2009

post-op haiku

white ceiling
blue skies
who trapped this bird within?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

pre-op haiku

zen mind
empty mind
compass spinning freely

Monday, January 26, 2009

"entropy, a parameter of decay"
pshaw! we spit in your face
disorderly conduct
North South East West
time for a new direction
the compass spins
blackbirds sitting on a branch
new moon sends them flying
my thoughts are scattered

Sunday, January 25, 2009

gusting wind
black birds scatter
leafless tree

(in reply to @KrisLindbeck)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Let's get Boolean ~ or not.
compass on the table
untouched the arrow shifts
door hangs by its hinges
No matter how much I shake the compass, it seems to have just one direction in mind. Pig-headed, insolent - you call this guidance?!
the clock moves forward
all hands pointing
at my decision
I move the compass again, searching for the right direction - but things just keep changing. Ah, this looks better.
this turn of phrase
I can't resist
my haiku pounces

Friday, January 23, 2009

the cat and the moth

silly cat
in the dark
how do you find your wings?

toyon tree

silver skies, gray rain, red berries.
no wings? no song?

minimal haiku

raindrops knock
windows open
come in!
raindrops whimpering on the skylights
I knock wistfully on the window
yes, come out, come out and join us!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Can't figure this compass out, heading just keeps changing. What's the decision here?!
woke up searching for a fog poem
oh, outside my window
just add words
first light ~ it's hard to be prepared for a day you've never seen before

Monday, January 19, 2009

wrapped around itself
curling in the whirling snow
Raven's mocking cry
where is my touchstone
she thought inquisitively
so i can haiku

in response to haiku by @portlandhaiku

Sunday, January 18, 2009

leaves falling on rain
now returning to their trees
in sky blue puddles
Elegant longing song, played on a fiddle, taking us briefly out of time. Old predictable story, plays predictably on our emotions. Old maps.

(PHOG-KSFO enflight)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day's timid rays of gray push away the Huaka'ipo "night marchers" - night reluctantly recoils - Molokini whales breach gray waves in triumph.

(Wailea 17Jan09)
we press these two sounds together
wind and rain
and the lightning claps

(Wailea 17Jan09)

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Pacific stormed on Maui. Magnificent, self-absorbed the elements raged, thundered, lit crashing waves - our presence irrelevant, incidental.