Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February Haiku/Senryu

February

MRI
an aching heart
nuclear man

Freedom 55,
our fun in the sun
mortgaged

Valentine’s Day,
erased memories of what
might have been

glazed path
my walking cane taps
winter’s pulse

fledgling flies
but never leaves
the nest

dead elm
chips in the snow
woodpecker

dog lost
coyote prints in the snow
panic

crows taunt
Commons Question Period
hawk retreats

by-elections coming
cawing crows and mourning doves
no owls

lunch break
teens beneath the old pine
marijuana

numb
white becomes black
frostbite

bus stop
her perfume hides the soot
asthma attack

ride pick-up
stared at by strangers
cardboard man

listen to
the frozen forest
creak and sigh

well steeped
at the kitchen table
fortunes told

Context for "February Haiku"
I am a novice at haiku. These are my first attempts. I will try and post a series of haiku, senryu,and tanka each month!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Snow

Snow

snow flakes
fleetingly infinite
dust

snow falls
after milk thistle down
cotton

snow blown
birch stencilled white
silence

snow prints
going nowhere fast
squirrel

snow drifts
blanket life-on-ice
sleep

Snow


Bryan Douglas Cook February 2012

Context for "Snow"
This is my attempt at a winter season sequential poem.

Read at the Tree Reading Series 14 February 2012
http://www.treereadingseries.ca/videos/open-mics/bryan-cook-14-feb-12

A Twelve Sided Pair of Snowflakes (the nucleus is a speck of dust)...from
Snowflakes under the microscope
7 January 2009: Kenneth Libbrecht, a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, has been studying snowflakes, ice patterns, crystal growth and ice formations since 1997. He faced sub-zero temperatures to catch falling snowflakes and photograph and illuminate them using a specially designed photo-microscope. His pictures show snow crystals that fell to earth in Northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and are showcased in his Snowflakes book

Birch Stencilled White (author's photo)

Squirrel Prints (author's photo)

Snow Drift and Frozen Stream (author's photo)