June 16, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

Yesterday I attended an impeachment rally on the Boston Common. The size of the crowd was only a few hundred, which I found rather disappointing, as did another attendee I overheard saying, "I was hoping there'd be a million people."

The three Women's marches had a festive feel, this march was different. The frustration and the anger were obvious. As was the sheer exhaustion.

Anger was not just directed at the mango menace, but at those in Congress who have yet to make up their minds on the impeachment issue. As if there was any question about high crimes and misdemeanors!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

June 2019 rally

the crowd is disquieted
and the volume grows with
cries of "lock him up"

existential threat trumps
Bostonian propriety


Here are a few more photos from the rally:









Back in late February, I posted a quote from Elijah Cummings on this blog's left sidebar. It's still there, and it's still relevant, but in case you missed it, here it is once more:

When we’re dancing with the angels, the question we’ll be asked: In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?


June 11, 2019

Haiku Sticky #502


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Text:

daddy-long-legs
floating in the cat's water
face down

June 9, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

don't forget science

some things you
never think about when
hanging by a thread

tensile strength
and elasticity

June 5, 2019

Haiku Sticky #501

I forgot to post this yesterday--it doesn't bode well for the next 500 haiku stickies!


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Text:

first of June
already the grass
overgrown

June 2, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

spring walk

the little one halts
intensely focused

the enchantment
nearly lost to an adult's
preoccupation

May 28, 2019

Haiku Sticky #500--Yay!

I made it to 500! That's more than 500 Tuesdays since I started (no Haiku Stickies were posted during April in 2018 and 2019). Somehow I doubt if I'll get to 1,000, but I'll begin on the next 500 a week from today!

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Text:

summer coming...
peppermint patties
stashed in the freezer

May 26, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!

Earlier this week, heading up the NH coast to Maine, I saw a bald eagle. It was quite a surprise, but I was also taken aback by the landscape in which this American symbol appeared. Sadly, it is appropriate to this week.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo courtesy Yellowstone NPS; digitally altered by me.

Text:

today I saw a bald eagle
perched on a dead tree
in the midst of a swamp

my high school English
teacher would have loved

this lesson in irony