Thursday, October 01, 2009

Haiku Thursday

Live from the Adirondacks, this is Haiku Thursday!

Spending time up here provides new perspective on current events. I start noticing little things instead of worrying about big things. A small blue wildflower peeping up from the grass, a shaft of sunlight brightening the goldenrod; tracks in the soft dirt - whose? Somehow the rest of the world seems far away - and I know it will still be there when we get back. But in the meantime I think I'll just watch the ripples in the pond and listen to the geese call. I think they still migrate up here, unlike in New Jersey where they remain all winter long, fat and happy in the well-landscaped office parks.

So, without further ado...Haiku (yes, that rhymed!)

GM killed Saturn
But Jupiter still remains
Up there by the Moon.

I heard some sad news
Earthquake in Indonesia,
And a

Roman Polanski
Is being extradited
After thirty years.

Michael Vick endorsement
Being denied by Nike

"We just give him stuff."

The healthcare debate
Continues in Washington
But news is
not good.

Democrats will fight
To get a public option

Against all the odds.

Diplomats meeting,
Discussing nuclear bombs
Progress being made?

Here it is chilly
And autumn winds are blowing
The leaves are turning.

Red, yellow and gold
Contrasting with cloudy skies
And a patch of blue.

The leaves on the ground
Will camouflage the chipmunk
As he scurries by.

Squirrels are furtive
Gathering nuts for winter

Under the bushes.

Birds still flit in trees
But now they are quieter
Mating is over.

Frogs' voices are still;
But the owl is still calling
Deep into the night.

Things are different here
Life passes by the seasons
No news is good news.


Anonymous said...

I love the nature imagery. So soothing to a tired soul. It's raining and cold here. Nice to think about squirrels bustling around. Thanks!

jmsjoin said...

Nature is so beautiful! I am a life long nature freak and have had the pleasure of enjoying it everywhere and in every way. Every little in every cycle of every life is beautiful. I am looking at it and enjoying it as I write. Enjoy!

TomCat said...

Beautifully done Maui. Hey, you are at PP while I'm here. :-)

jadedj said...

I absolutely love this! It is getting cooler and overcast here on the plain plains. Today while waiting for my youngest daughter to get out of school, I watched the nature of which you speak. It was spiritual, the colors, the wind...very moving for me, and then I come and read what you wrote. Beautiful.

Christopher said...

The squirrels are redder and fatter and busier than ever this year.

We see them darting about the yard, scampering over our deck, running up and across tree limbs, charged with a Ritalin-like metabolism that keeps them constantly in motion.

I think they know the dreaded winter is coming and they must prepare.

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Randal Graves said...

It's very rainy.
John Boehner and Glenn Beck, too,
are crying again.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Very nice work! There is something about observing nature that leads to a meditation of sorts that is very restive. Enjoy your vacation!

themom said...

So descriptive of this equinal change. I have a feeling that we are going to have a "short" Fall - and zip into winter. I'm definitely not ready.

Distributorcap said...

it is nice to fool mother nature

Fran said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh to relax & unwind

libhom said...

It's too bad Penske couldn't find another manufacturer for Saturns.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

These are beautiful. I really love the nature ones.

JollyRoger said...

He sold us on hope
But now all we have left
Is to hope to hold on

S.W. Anderson said...

Good ones, Mauigirl and JollyRoger.

FreakyNick said...

Very Well Done. You are a Haiku master.

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