Monday, February 7, 2011

Leaving Wyoming

sunset reflected
in frosted shoshoni lake
ice blazing with fire

pizza and cocoa
cashews empty cans and chips
lady gaga sings

steam rises from spring
a cold february night
leaving wyoming

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spring Fields

bluegrass banjo
me playing from my art box
in middle of field

painting my toes
sitting in colorful flowers
on an oil field

ten minutes rest
in open field
a suvonior tick

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bird Calls

hark! the lark sparrow
Alien lazer gun sounds
and a few bird farts

sage chicken
males get down and funky
pretty ladies watch

among the grasslands
sounding like its dinner
the grasshopper sparrow

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Melting Bighorns

melting bighorns
fresh moose print in soil
lion tracks follow

they plowed 14a
winter snow ten feet high
now gone with spring

ice chunks cracking
being washed down
the swelling rivers

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

No Address

generosity reversed
his precious library card
taken from me

no address
no door
living among sagebrush
in a tent
on wyoming floor

blackhearted clouds
torment me every night
foreboding lightning

much needed
no rest
heavy eyelids
the sky sparkles
on electric nights

Monday, May 31, 2010

Rhyming Receipt

Haiku written
on the back
of a walmart receipt
Nothing to eat

The woods howl at night
Oh! My heart quickens with fright
Until morning light

No home to count sheep
No rest for heavy eyelids
As i write, I sleep

*Searching for my muse

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Melting into Spring

snow blown night, scarf tight
high snow dune drifts swirled
in front of my door

perched on fence post
the meadowlark announces
"SPRING!" in april snow

tall snow drifts melt
to unveil green grass
fast eaten by horses

mud on cowboy boots
mud on fast running dog paws
mud on kitchen floor

blind white furballs purr
cuddled up with mom in barn
horse trough a warm home

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Barn Cats

tiny paw prints
freckle fresh snow
on back deck

pregnant barn cat
cries, curls around my leg
for more spring chicken

like a queen on throne
sits the siamese barn cat
on green lawnmower

grain bin opened
hay forgotten
-horses pause
cat chow pulled out

Friday, March 12, 2010

Feeding the Horses

antelope play
eat the horse grass
like a locust swarm

veil of morn fog
cloaks hay on my pitchfork
from hungry horses

giant snow boots
big brown horse gallops alone
to barn, greed for feed

february cold
slaps my face at morning feed
wyoming prairie

Japanese Love Haiku

I usually write my own haiku, but this week I was reading a book called "Japanese Haiku" printed in 1956 from the local library. Here are a few that spoke to me:

In these dark waters
drawn up from
my frozen well...
glittering of spring

Arise from sleep, old cat
and with great yawns
and stretchings...
amble out for love

Moon so bright for love
come closer, quilt...
my passionate cold!

Ah, unrequited love
now elevate your
and keen
Tom-cat, to the moon!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Snow Frosted Cupcakes

will take a bite of
these frosted wyoming hills
like a cupcake

Friday, February 12, 2010


peacocking house finch
perched so the ladies can see
his bright red scarf

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Valentine

my first valentine
pink hearts in mailbox
recently touched by him

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


You know spring is coming when you see twigs in bird beaks. I saw my first this morning on my drive to work.

twig in pigeon beak
plastic great horned owl watches
overpass nest mess

Monday, February 8, 2010

Yesterday's Backyard Drama

cat spying on me
window blinds sway with her tail
hidden curious eyes

horny thrasher song
breaks the winter silence
hoping for spring love

snowflakes falling
like popcorn from the kettle
in God's kitchen

worried birds huddle
around the feeder
for comfort food

my cat screams!
wobbles in the house
white fur in her claws

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Run

smell of moist dirt and
tropical flowers on run
under orion's belt

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grackle Cackle

I am currently in south Texas for work, where winters are very tropical.

electric lines
sag under the weight
of thousands of birds

grackles cackle
and laugh at the bird crap
on my truck

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sound of Crunching Snow

stillness broken
by the sound of crunching snow
as coyotes race by

blur of wild fur
they pause - - - - -
to stare at me

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Swarm of Snowflakes

I haven't posted as much lately, but I have been busy planning my new life. Here is one I wrote in my head a few weeks ago on the way home from work. More soon.

little snowflakes on
highway, fly around my car
like a swarm of gnats

Monday, January 4, 2010

My Guiding Goddesses

aprodite longs
for hestia's family hearth,
the smell of fresh bread

wilderness calls,
artemis gallops into
energizing new lands

collector of hearts
trades the hoard for
one she treasures

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Cleanup

on snow lined streets
christmas wrapping paper peeks
out of neighbor trash bins

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Scenes

down at winter's pond
walks a wigeon gracelessly
on frozen water

white paper snowflakes
dance on the window
my niece inside with coco

neighborhood flashing
with colorful christmas lights
grinch stole our snoopy

Monday, December 14, 2009

Falling Snow

snow falling on mountain
like sifted flour into
sugar cookie batter

a dozen deer
peering at me through snow
from mountain side

my footprints
alone defile
the virgin snow

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cat Hugging Heater

fresh snow
blankets ground
leaves us in cold

icy howls
give me

warm spot,
curled up cat
hugging heater

puffy juncos in
snow covered pine
busy bird buffet

Sunday, December 6, 2009


wyoming cowboy
warms my heart with texts
from cold coal pit

call from snowfall
while watching surfing
class on warm beach

simple life, desire
everyday survival
to modern world

Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Scarf

cradled wood in truck beds
snow dusting cowboy hats
at mid-day chat by road

mountain wearing
a gray fluffy snow cloud
like a winter scarf

warm noodle bar
in downtown albuquerque
on a cold city street

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rough Roads

electric pole
a raptor

grassy field
a cow

empty highway
a cop

mountains portruding
like jagged white teeth
from grasslands

down the
roughest roads
delightful places

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dark Wilderness

- alone -
dark wilderness
gnashing it's teeth

crescent moonrise
peeks over dark canyon
ribbon sky blue bright

eerie bull's echo
bouncing off canyon walls
ground vibrating

yip-yap cries and howls
ripple in quick waves from
excited coyotes

Monday, November 16, 2009


red mountains calling
fresh powder of snow
frost pines higher up

dog eating
the fresh snow
paw prints

wet gloves
high above the city
snowball fight

icicles decorating
the large boulders
covered in snow

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Enchanting Mistress

the red mountains
luring me further up and in
- an enchanting mistress

red wilderness
lifting her skirts
showing her secrets