Her mind sending thenever ending note, not, no‘just be good enough’ Just one breath to senda heart note beat, beat, beatingsuch loving kindness
evening fireflieslike such tender satelliteswho orbit summer
Saturday shoppingHear the cash registers chirpAnd retailers sing You would think with all the bird haiku and other nature poems I have written that the prompts of chirp and sing would have produced something other than shopping!
Where I live was cotton field before suburban sprawl. There is a (manmade) lake and mature trees, so we have a variety of birds. One of the most prolific species is mockingbirds. So raucous and protective of the mealworms we offer at the feeders, I have nicknamed a particularly unruly male Godzilla. This is my […]
Do not bee about my back window a prize of pollinating puffiness, a buff genus bee-ness, insecta inflectaGet to work on the tomato plants, pedal those petals, buzz those buds Don’t you understand what’s going on around here? Under much enthusiasm and gravity with its attending salty sea level my household waits for florid, thin […]
A haiku first linethe mix of seasons and lifeeach year on repeatspring summer fall and wintersymbols count as syllables And my husband’s: Contrails, lanes, words, ageposition, series, brands atrisk, lines mixed give course
Rapid on the wingWheeling and plunging for bugsFive purple martins And my husband’s contribution: Rivers, life have choicesRapids then plunge or ratherPlunge then rapid, choose… But I like what he wrote first: Rivers like life areRapid then plungePlunge then rapid
high and tight haircutbarber’s memory refreshedthose old air force days Monday morning runthe endorphins will refresha natural high #356: Every April red breasted grosbeaks stop at our feeder in Jackson, TN during their migration north. My high school friend living in Elmira, NY posted pictures on Facebook of her first sighting of grosbeaks at her […]
I always feel the sky is trying to tell me something.The refrigerator, too. with its hum humming.Maybe it’s saying the pickle jar is leaking. I planted two tomato plants. The variety is called Juliet.I also planted two bell pepper plants. They are not called Romeo,but I wish they were.
as green as moneyfertilizerweed killeraeration- yep, air is not free “The butterfly bush is working,” I exclaimed. “I saw a lady bug on it!”“But did you see a butterfly?” you asked.Picky, picky The Yoshino cherry tree out back has produced tiny cherries that I am hoping will attract cedar waxwings. In Tennessee that’s like waiting […]