Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

To-Do List


Unsplash photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters

only five days left --
hiding from her to-do list
curled up with a book


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017




Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Swimming in Winter



swimming in winter --
every bit of discipline
needed for the plunge


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Holiday Fridge Tanka



Holiday fridge:
two half-filled bottles of wine,
one leek, heavy cream.

Let's finish the leftovers
and start fresh with simple fare.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Monday, December 25, 2017

Cold




bleak and cold
the pond's not frozen over...
not just yet


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017





Sunday, December 24, 2017

Enough


more more more more more
in this season of excess
"enough" is tricky


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Apple


unsplash photo by sydney Rae

summer's memory
forgotten 'til just now
wrinkled old apple


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017




Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Solstice



solstice sunset --
skeletal sycamore
backlit by autumn


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017




Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Missing Mom




my heart leans west
toward the home no longer there --
missing mom


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017






Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Outdoor Recess


Unsplash photo by Noah Silliman


teacher gladly trades
wintery temperatures 
for outdoor recess


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017







Sunday, December 17, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sunrise




silence
ticking clock, humming furnace
sunrise tiptoes in


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Friday, December 15, 2017

Tradition




in this moment
past holds hands with future

tradition


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter WInd




persistent north wind
attempts to crystalize
water in my cells


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Indoor Recess Season




temperatures plummet
teachers prepare for long haul 
indoor recess season 

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ornaments





box of ornaments --
felt, styrofoam, beads, ribbon --
still smells like Mom's house


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Cactus




Christmas cactus 
explosion of color 
winter fireworks 

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Storms




storms rage -- 
damage, injustice -- 
seek refuge 


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fall Drive


Flickr cc photo by Nicholas Tonelli

rural PA smells:
smoking meat, spicy fall weeds,
hot pine pitch


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017








Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hawk


Flickr cc photo by Shelly Prevost

above the playground
unbothered by winter wind
hawk soars


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pomegranates




mom brought the whole world
to a rural farming town --
pomegranates


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Monday, December 4, 2017

Class Crud


stomach flu, pinkeye
sinus drainage, rattling cough --
hands chapped from washing


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Writer


Flickr cc photo by José Miguel S


writer cups hands
captures fragile fleeting thought
momentarily


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017







Thursday, November 30, 2017

Teacher


oldest teacher
in spite of her greying hair
you'd never guess


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017