Three Haiku, February 5, 2016

At the mountain spring

I kneel and gather water

These dry summer woods



All this melting snow

The ground sodden beneath me

Earth drinking deeply


Like a hummingbird

I did drink in your beauty

For but an instant





Three Haiku – January 28, 2016

I will bring to you

The flowers of the mountain

and tales of the climb


Soft scent of decay

Mushrooms sprout red and white

Rain on the fresh loam


A great broken tree

Toppled by the autumn wind

Will lay here for years