Posted by: capturingphi | April 27, 2010

camping – haiku string

stream of ants —

while I sit and read, they make

a feast of my lunch

a crow, indignant

scolds

my son

young boys with sticks

prepare

to take on the…


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 21, 2010

nature – haiku

watching nature shows

with the kids — deciding whether

to cover their eyes


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 15, 2010

red balloon – tanka

a little girl, tears
red balloon lost in blue sky —
a father
tries to explain
perspective


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 14, 2010

in the sky – haiku

crow harasses hawk

in his widening circles —

the hawk flies on


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 13, 2010

in the garden – haiku

the roses have bloomed,

as have the aphids…


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 12, 2010

after spring rain – haiku

diamonds drip

from branches of palms

after spring rain


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 11, 2010

Coffeehouse (Blues) – 3 haiku

at the piano

a man stares at the keys

and never plays

a cruel joke —

thirty five types of coffee,

one bathroom

the coffeehouse clock

moves far too quickly tonight —

closing time


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 10, 2010

half eaten fruit – haiku

half eaten fruit

by the wrought iron gate —

hungry coyote pups


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 10, 2010

this morning – haiku

my little boy plays

peek-a-boo with the mirror

while I lie in bed


© Thomas F. Spann

Posted by: capturingphi | April 9, 2010

Out of Season – tanka

raucous crow
is out of season —
his croaking voice
no longer echoes…
he hangs his head in shame


© Thomas F. Spann

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