Tag Archives: haiku

TIGHT SQUEEZE

A beautiful death

to compress a rodent’s life

into a banquet.

TALISMAN

 

 

From out of the smoke
raining with ash, white egret
at standing water.

 

RED DAWN

 

 

Eleven thousand
lightning strikes, three hundred fires:
smoke in the canyon.

 

THIN FILAMENT

 

 

Wild entanglements
clutch the fate of the planet
with thin filament.

 

EARLY APRIL 2020

 

 

Miracles begin
with rain enough to restore
dry hills green again.

 

EARLY JANUARY

 

 

Five Western Bluebirds
at the local water hole
after the fog lifts.

 

IDES OF AUGUST

 

 

Blueberry moonrise
never in the same place twice—
acorns ripe in oak trees.

 

UP THE HILL

 

© Terri Blanke

 

Not an easy climb
to rise above the bluster
of the self=righteous.

 

LAST EMBRACE

 

 

Held in high regard,
we let the dead lean until
we lay down to rest.

 

GOING HOME

 

 

No need to worry
about fancy horsemanship—
the girls know the way.