July 23, 2017

Happy Haiga Day!

With many thanks to Tara Smith who took the photo at her farm in upstate New York!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo © Tara Smith, used with permission.


the flap of sheets
fans the labrador's nose
July heat


  1. It would be hard for me to explain why I adore this one so deeply.
    Thank you! (and to Tara and her labrador)

    1. I didn't even ask if Tara's dog is a labrador. I could have said "black dog." I imagine, with a picture, the specificity is unnecessary. Writers are never satisfied. Only ten words and I could go back and forth for days!

  2. Ah...love this! You have inspired me to try haiga, Diane. I've been fooling around with summer haiku on Instagram - now I have this to try.

  3. I've been to Tara's farm. This image and your poem capture it beautifully. Takes me back to simpler, quieter days. Ah!