Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Haiku #16

Shadow draws a line
Time slides up the stucco wall
Day turns to twilight

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Haiku #15

Outside, kids' voices
Sift through the kitchen shutters
Inside, I listen

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April Haiku #14

A first-quarter moon
The blind dog snuffles the grass
My shadow watches

April Haiku #13

Clouds like bulging dough
Expand, fill the empty sky
I reach for a bite

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Haiku #12

Next door, dishes clack
I wheel the trash to the curb
Listening to the night

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Haiku #11

Across the high fence
My neighbor's lemon tree grows
A bough on my side

April Haiku #10

Gray clouds press the sky
Evening air shudders and creaks
A patter of rain

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Haiku #9

Dawn pulls a blanket
of fog from the sleeping Earth
Happy New Morning!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April Haiku #8

Sunset, fists of fog
Scrabble to the mountain crest,
Slide to the valley

April Haiku #7

Curled up on a thread
A spider--I move it out--
scuttles to the grass

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Haiku #6

Moon like a feather
Hovers over the mountains
Then floats to the sky

Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Haiku #5

A thousand days gone
Since I last saw you, my friend
A hundred gray hairs

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April Haiku #4

Sequoia forest
Tick, tick breaks the solitude
Needles in my hair

Friday, April 17, 2015

April Haiku #3

By a broken fence
Tangled ragweed, trash tucked in
A butterfly flits

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Haiku #2

Dawn, my garden sleeps
The little dog trots outside
Lilacs shake their heads

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Haiku #1

Although it's a late start, I'm celebrating National Poetry Month by writing a haiku a day for the rest of April. I'll follow the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but I won't pretend to understand the aesthetic nuances of this poetic form.


A strand of my hair
floats on the swollen river
Something left behind

Girls of Summer Reading List 2015 is gearing up!

Award-winning authors Meg Medina and Gigi Amateau are gearing up for Girls of Summer 2015! This program is celebrating five years of summer reading for strong girls. Hope you can join them for one of the parties! See more here:

Gigi Amateau and I are gearing up for Girls of Summer 2015. Believe it or not, we're celebrating five years of our summer reading blog for strong girls! Hope you can join us for one of the parties!

Posted by Meg Medina on Tuesday, April 14, 2015