Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 24: Flowering plum

spring thunderstorm 
how I covet
my neighbor’s plum tree

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23: "New for Spring!"

vireo singing
or the green leaves that hide him
new spring menu

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22: Warblers

hearing their songs
over the adding machine
spring warblers

Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21: Return from the island

smooth crossing
a white butterfly
four miles out to sea

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20: Woodcocks

alone at twilight
with setting Venus
and displaying woodcocks

Version 2:

middle age
alone at twilight
with setting Venus

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May 19: Grackle

morning sunlight
the iridescent grackle
illuminated

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18: Black flies

black fly season
forced to write haiku
indoors