Haiku & Photography

1,676

Cinema escape:

Popcorn and AC makes my

Own ‘Moonrise Kingdom.’

~

1,677.

Rain makes its pitter-

Patter sound; cars roll by like

Thunder from the sky.

Alaska Peak

1,678.

Slow, gray, morning song;

Summer’s fled, the time is gone.

Yoga breaking through.

~

1,679.

Sleepy Saturday,

Yet I’m awake and moving

Through the laundromat.

~

1,680.

Saturday’s sultry

Breath heats both the mind and flesh

As summer takes hold.

~

1,681.

Dinner, drinks and then

‘Magic Mike’ – oh, Summer nights

And double-date fun.

~

1,682.

Planning round table:

Leaders gather in retreat,

We work with laughter.

~

1,683.

Night and Chill settle

Over the Street; happy friends

To break Summer’s heat.

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1,684.

Clouds break in the light

Of our hearts and the rising sun:

LA asanas.

~

1,685.

Street sounds and concrete:

Sitting here I contemplate

Levitated Mass.

~

1,686.

Would it be boasting?

I’ve made the best gluten free

Clam chowder ever.

Alaska

1,687.

A balmy Thursday

With air conditioner noise:

Sill I’m energized.

~

1,688.

That sudden feeling

You’ve locked the door but forgot

Your keys: I have that.

~

1,689.

No, I did not eat

This chocolate pie all day;

I had protein too.

~

1,690.

That chocolate pie

I didn’t eat, I saved a

Piece for you. How sweet.

~

1,691.

Oh, sweet chocolate pie, /

Sing your siren’s song into /

My ravenous gut!

~

1,692.

As Ganymedes

In the eagle’s grip, I soar;

The hounds bay in vain.

~

1,693.

Jewels of my home,

Wandered far to the north, are

Captured, digital.

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1,694.

Short ribs are crackling

In the pot; the cooking smells

Waft throughout the house.

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1,695.

Feeding my love with

A home cooked meal; pets look on,

Green with jealousy.

Alaska Lines

1,696.

Poetic poses

Make Olympian music

Of the human form.

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1,697.

Rising with the sun

As he mounts the glowing sky;

Thoughts return to you.

~

1,698.

Morning and laundry:

Waiting for the spin cycle

So I can move on.

~

1,699.

Cookie smells, belted

Out tunes, brush upon the page –

I’m just missing you.

~

1,700.

Dragonfly crosses,

Auspiciously, like feathered

Clouds; dog and I hike.

~

These haiku first appeared on Twitter in July 2012. Status Haiku, available for download on Amazon, is a collection of my first 1,000 haiku with selected photography. Photographs are from Alaska in spring, 2012.