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


Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17: Millville

derelict house
graced by a flowering tree
what a waste

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16: Safety first

wild geese nesting
next to a guard dog
lawn ornament

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 15: Birdsong

yellow warbler
is that the real bird singing
or my ringtone?

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14: Fish Ladder

masses of alewives
the childless woman
doesn’t get it

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13: Sleep issues

trying to fall asleep
with a weight on my chest
one small cat

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May 12: World Migratory Bird Day

spring bird walk
remembering the many 
shades of leaf green 

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11: Song Sparrow

realizing I’m within
his territory
sparrow’s song

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10: Nap

falling asleep 
to the lawnmower’s hum
al fresco

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 9: Racing the vulture

trying to drive faster
than the vulture overhead
homeward

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 8: Cookie

night class
thinking about the cookie
left in my bag

Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7: Remembrance

prayer to her memory
kneeling down
to sniff the mayflowers

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May 6: Farmstand

spring green
first batch of fiddleheads
sold out

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5: Photos

freeing up memory
twenty views
of that one butterfly

Friday, May 4, 2018

May 4: River

stocked rainbows
leaving the window open
to hear the river

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 3: Fog bank

night classes
above the fog bank
starless sky

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2: Magnolia

the right words
glimpse of a back yard
magnolia in bloom

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 1: Beltane

Venus shining
for a few more hours
spring peeper chorus