August 20, 2019

Haiku Sticky #512


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

clap of thunder
the walk home darker
with each raindrop

August 18, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


Haiku © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo © Andrea Murphy, used and altered with permission.

Text:

the resident cat
totally unreadable
...visiting dog

August 13, 2019

Haiku Sticky #511

Only the second week of August and already change is upon us.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

first turning leaf
first vee of geese
first fall funk

August 11, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "Camellia and Bird" print by Hiroshige Andō.

Text:

upside down

we're still capable
of hearing the music

have we become
too reliant on our vision
to decipher the words?

August 6, 2019

Haiku Sticky #510

This past weekend, with two mass shootings within 24 hours, most people were shook to their cores. Still there are those who refuse to accept responsibility for their words. There are also those who say talking about gun control at such a time of grief is merely political opportunism. However, with more mass shootings in 2019, than the number of days expired thus far, when is there a time when someone affected by gun violence is not grieving?

On Facebook, many shared a poem, from three years ago, written by Brian Bilston, "America is a Gun." Read it here, if you somehow missed it.


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Text:

the gun defines us
will our hearts, too,
turn to steel

August 4, 2019

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Image courtesy NYPL Digital Collections.

Text:

on the cusp of summer

reacquainted with
voices of neighbors
through open windows

congeniality lasting
until the first heat wave