A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Archive for nature

Birch Trees

Winter tats her lace
Delicate white traceries
Birches in the snow.

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Swallows

Swallows dip in flight
To kiss their own reflections
On the autumn pond.

Memory

The old mockingbird
Still imitates his whistle –
How many summers?

Beach

Red-rimmed yellow eye
Seagull glaring at the sun
Daring it to blink.

Turning Leaves

Autumn polishes
Rubs off summer’s patina
Green yields to copper.

After Basho

Quick as a surprise
The first migrating falcon
Over Cape May Point.

The Basho haiku that inspired me, loosely paraphrased:

Solitary hawk
The delight of finding it
At Irago Point.

Hawk

Pigeons and sparrows
Panic into whirling flocks
Pointed wings above.