Monthly Archives: October 2010


From the venerable meme “Unconscious Mutterings” at, which is in its 404th week. This is not the most unique way to kick-start myself into updating my blog, but it does flex my creativity a bit…I promise to get back … Continue reading

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I’m corralling the haiku!

So as not to turn this into a haiku-each-day blog, I’ve started a new little blog on called, you guessed it, A Haiku Each Day. I’ll post, you also guessed it, one haiku there every day; the mental discipline … Continue reading

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More haiku, because they’re addictive

Indian Corn Pearlescent kernels, Nestled against their neighbors, Gems in a coffer. Cat Ears stiff as sailcloth Whiskers poised like galley oars The hunter embarks. Lady Beetle Smooth-shelled hemisphere Candy-colored polka dots Beneath: the dark jaws.

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Haiku for a windy day

Willows blown sideways Like kelp in a strong current Wind is air’s riptide.

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The poetry of nature

I found a dimpled spider, fat and white
On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth…

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