Archive for nature

Tie-dying clouds

Posted in haiku, Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , on May 7, 2019 by dustus

Sun showers twilighthaiku
Sky molten cools deliquesced

Spanish Moss weeping


Good Morning Ocean

Posted in haiku, Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , on March 12, 2019 by dustus

Wind tousles dune grasshaiku
Tourists take sunrise selfies

Pacing gulls forage 



Posted in Poetry, Short Poems with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2019 by dustus


Sunflowers do wilt
Petals will shed
But when roots are not shallow
They may thrive again



Posted in 4 Lines with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2010 by dustus

Emotions uniting
Wind song through trees
Breeze stirs lake lapping
Shivering sighs, trembling leaves


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A Diamond’s Tree

Posted in Blog, HDR Photography, Image Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by dustus

Sunspread shadows grace this lawn
Slingshot, wishbone, or tuning fork
Subtle fading cloudless sky
In recalling fall how
Everything died

Wondering why
I cherish spring
Bright tonal range
Refreshing breeze
Really simple
It can’t be…
Sparkling light
Through a diamond’s tree

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E. Lansing, MI
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Most Human Schemes (for Poetry Rally)

Posted in Blog, Image Poetry, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by dustus

Quit staring at me!
I’ll leap from this tree
Fearing your shots
And most human schemes

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(*photo by me)
Post for poetry rally.

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My poet nominee is Shan.

The End of Normalcy

Posted in Blog, education, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by dustus

Sky-blue gradient to light negative space
Suspended muse of time and place
Throaty rattle of cardinals sing
Life a puzzle of days and dreams

Early morning fragrant breeze
Lawn-mowed scent and flowered leaves
Bees by instinct, chipmunks flee
Wonder when I’ll be at ease

Orange glow from sun spread glare
Alone but for fresh morning air
Think of all I want to be
Coffee cold, my palate stings

Dappled shadows without pattern
Some do claim that life just happens
Belief in anything you see
More awaits for us unseen

Can’t say for certain what’s to come
With thoughtless moments I am done
Each time I think the moment seized
Still sense the end of normalcy

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Haiku #2

Posted in education, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2009 by dustus

Flower lattice arbor
Green golden glade warms
Suffuse yearning life