March 2, 2021

Haiku Sticky #587

 


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

rain again
kicking off the blankets
reluctantly

February 28, 2021

Happy Haiga Day!

This was written as part of a writing challenge. It was inspired by a poem, "Underwear", by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died last week. The title of my poem is a line borrowed from Ferlinghetti.



© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

Underwear on Clothesline a Great Flag of Freedom  

A long time ago, before clothes dryers,
there were lines of rope strung between
house and tree, or from one apartment
to a second one the next street over. 
Underwear and socks were pinned
to the lines and seemed to benefit
from the time they spent in the sun.

There was hope that whatever stink left
after washers had done their job would
be replaced by the scent of clean, crisp,
fresh breezes. If the socks, briefs and
boxers, panties and brassieres could talk
they would have shouted. "Freedom!"
Those who put them back on would purr.

February 23, 2021

Haiku Sticky #586


 

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

Covid vaccine
the size of the needle
scares her

February 21, 2021

Happy Haiga Day!

 


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

winter continues...
cat has forgotten
the smell of fresh air

February 16, 2021

Haiku Sticker #585


 

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text: 

Prayer on the Eve of an Ice Storm

If there is to be ice tomorrow,
let there be sun the day after
to stun us with the brilliance
of a convergence of opposites.

February 14, 2021

Happy Haiga Day!



© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

mid-February

longing for the first
signs of green--maybe
a four-leaf clover

2021 could be luckier
in more ways than one

February 9, 2021

Haiku Sticky #584


 

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

pandemic persists
following headlights across
my bedroom wall