gray day

smoke from a mill meanders

over the river

(Editor's Choice The Heron's Nest 1:3)

(Reprinted  in The Ohio Haiku Anthology 2020)

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first snow

my child's footprints no longer

fit inside of mine

(HM The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award 2006)

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one limb at a time

the falcon calls her fledglings

nearer to flight

(The Heron's Nest 1:2)

(Reprinted  in The Ohio Haiku Anthology 2020)

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by late evening

the points on a picket fence

lost to snowfall

(AHAPoetry)

(Reprinted in The Ohio Haiku Anthology 2020)

 

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farmer's scythe

a harvesting song

in each sweep

(2009 Betty Drevniok Award, Third Place)

(Reprinted in The Ohio Haiku Anthology 2020)

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motionless sky

twilit limbs release

a bald eagle

 

(Published  in pine shade" HSA 2011 Members' Anthology)

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home

cricket sounds 

in every nook

(Third Place Penumbra 2001)

(Published in Tallahassee Writers' Association)

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becoming daylight

a fallow deer retraces

its own hoofprints

(Placed in Japanese Contest)

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car bumper

the crackle of icicles

in a pee stream

(published in Taboo Haiku)

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after its first flight

the young gerfalcon's talons

tighter on my glove 

 

(Winner British Haiku Society Contest)

(Reprinted in The Loose Thread Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku)

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valentine's day

the zoo chimpanzees

groom each other

(Published at Sketchbook)

(Reprinted in the 2010 Haiku Society of America's Members' Anthology)

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june bugs

under the porchlight

a goodnight kiss

(The Heron's Nest June Issue)

what's fallen I found

the ilk of an autumn leaf

colors my morning

(HM California Urban Forests Council Contest 2020)

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from my red-striped bag

an elephant trunk chooses

the biggest peanut

 

(Winner 2003 Fartherst North Haiku Contest, and published in Permafrost University of Alaska Fairbanks, Vol 25)

 

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snowflakes

crossing the river

before me

 

deep woods

the slow shallow flow 

of a creek

(Published in Ardea)

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before you, burning ban, free of spring bulbs, must I too, Christmas wheat, and sidewalk cafe (all published in Fire Pearls, Short Masterpieces of the Heart 2006)

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celestial space

geese touching their wings

to the clouds

(ist Place at "In Buddha's Temple Contest, and published at "In Buddha's Temple". 

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prairie dust settles

in the mare's sway back-

summer evening

(WCtournament winner, and published ainthe World Haiku Club Review)

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a day of spring

the street musician's cap

fills with rain

(Published in The Road Between Mountains)

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washed windows

a place to splatter

the spring rain

fluttering breeze

the moth sticks its legs

through a screen

country kitchen

stray strands of cornsilk

glisten in the sun

bitter cold

the juniper berry parts

the jay's beak

humid afternoon-

flat on our backs in the grass

analyzing clouds

slash burning-

a scarlet tanager hits

a high note

ice moon

an elk touches its tongue

to the salt lick

first spring wash

colors from the sundog

bleed through a cloud

virgin snow

a pine needle enters

point down

daymoon

the branch of a birch

laden with crows

(all 10 published in The Heron's Nest)

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mountaineering-

the hawk was here before me

white streaks on grey rocks

(Winner in the 2nd Creating Reality Haiku Competition UK 2004)

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a lit cigarette

in the cool night air

falsetto voices

(Published in Crosswinds)

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pink twilight

through each flamingo's legs

another flamingo

(Published Midwest Poetry Review, and featured at Poet's Profile)

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family reunion

the old wisteria hugs

a whitewashed wall

(editors' pick at Haijinx)

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produce box

a banana spider

far from home

(Published prune juice)

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summer solstice

the chestnut stallion

out of his sheath

(Published in Frogpond)

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cloud portal

a tidal wave moon

in the rising

(kaji 10)

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spring woodnote

the sunburned knuckles

on a birdwatcher

(Published in frogpond)

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hospital window

the resident bluebird

a picture of health

(kaji 10)

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leafless trees

the multi-hued sounds

of walking

(haiku-kai-III)

(Emerald Arts Gallery Show, Springfield Oregon)

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long drought

the scotch tree bough lowers

its needles

skipping along

an empty desert highway-

the tumbleweed

on a hunch

turning on the porchlight-

first snowflakes

(the 3 above published Sketchbook)