Category Archives: Nature

A matter of emphasis and perception

“It’s a yellow day,” Maud said. But everything inside and outside looked green (we live in a greenhouse). “Yes, today is a yellow day,” she repeated. “Because the sun is shining.” – James Steerforth (© 2013) Note Q: So what’s … Continue reading

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Going gently

Despite its drab, dusty appearance, the tendrils of this big plant in the middle of the forest pulsated invitingly, drawing me into its center. Where I am now, waiting to be digested. Thank God I had with me my Android … Continue reading

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Many-splendored

No wisteria, no chrysanthemum out there, but still a good sneeze. – Oson Posted for Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazón. A somewhat tongue-in-cheek haiku by one of the lesser-known masters.

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Autumn haiku

Oh the leaves, the leaves of fall, yellow, orange, they are coming down, down – James Steerforth ( © 2010 ) Written and posted for recuerda mi corazón.

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Insensitive haiku

Well, I guess I’m too much of an anarchist to get off on a bunch of rules… As a general rule, I’d be tempted to proclaim that there are far too many haikus out there, and far too many about birches in spring time and other such rule-sanctified topics. Continue reading

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His first mission in the wild wild wild

Now on to the mission instructions in that cute little leather-bound booklet. He opened it to page one. It said, “How do I turn stone into gold?” That was both mysterious and puzzling all right. Surely there’d be something more directly instructive further on… Continue reading

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Snow

Our caps yellow / Our grey Mongolian / Braids Continue reading

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