New Year’s Smorgasbord of Haikus


December 31, 2010 New Year’s Eve

Leaping across stones,

The days of a year dance on

Like shadows of flames.

January 1, 2011 New Year

All things are made new:

Life hidden in winter’s death

Bides its time till spring.

January 2, 2011 Misguided Mockingbird (author’s note: this is written for my husband, who has been continually annoyed by a mockingbird who keeps attacking our living room window.  Seeing its reflection, it attacks it in an attempt to defend its territory.)

Dink! Dink! Dink! Dink! Dink!

Fighting its own reflection:

An endless battle.

January 3, 2011

Stalwart spotted trunks

Mottled grey, bronze, white and green:

Lovely sycamores.

January 4, 2011 Ring-necked Duck

Peaked head, white-striped bill–

Radnor’s feathered submarine,

Searching the lake’s depths.



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