Sunday, November 30, 2014

Haiku-a-day -- Fall Garden Cleanup

coneflower seed heads
picked empty by goldfinches
discarded starbursts

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

morning glory vines
leave messages on the fence
written in tendril

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Haiku-a-day -- Sky

Layer by layer
clouds turn sky from blue to grey.
Day's chill becomes cold.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

(not the sky, just a sigh...)

Sign of the season:
evergreen tied to car roof
pining for home.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

First Snow


Not satisfied to trace
bare branches
remaining leaves 
into lace,
this first snow
tries to fill the place
my glasses
my face.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

Haiku-a-day -- Back Yard

Ice from the Bird Feeder, 2010

I cleared the oak leaves
clumped in the empty bird bath,
poured in clean water.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Haiku-a-day -- Christmas Cactus

West window, sunlight,
the right amount of neglect --
glorious blossoms.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

Not calendar bound,
fuchsia blooms choose to open
when the time is right.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014


Flickr Creative Commons Photo

The shadow before me shimmers,
then waddles,
then has a white stripe
and a tail that's lifting
as I'm backing away
hands up
not a word.

I'm just a tall shadow
that will disappear as suddenly
as it appeared.

We both walk away
more wary,

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2014