Thursday, November 30, 2017


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

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


face turned toward the east

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Flickr Creative Commons Photo

boiling water
tea leaves understand

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Flickr Creative Common photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli

shagbark hickory 
unaware of scrambling squirrels 
crows stand guard 

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017


candy maker
licks spoon, fills hundredth bag
craves popcorn

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Old Chocolate

old chocolate
no longer melts well
tastes just fine

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

First Hard Frost

Unsplash photo by Autumn Mott

early morning walk
constant chatter of leaf-fall
first hard frost

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

If Truth Be Told

Unsplash photo by Charles Deluvio

I'm the type
who'd rather have dumplings
than blossoms

Issa, 1814

Unsplash photo by nabil boukala

I'm the type
who'd rather have breakfast
than cocktails

Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

I'm the type
who'd rather have sunflowers
than roses

Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

I'm the type
who'd rather have bikeways
than freeways

Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

I couldn't resist using Issa's haiku as a mentor text. It's so unlike any other Issa haiku that I've received in my email inbox via Daily Issa. 

What type are you? What can you learn about yourself through your "rather haves?"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How Airplanes Fly

Unsplash photo by Ross Parmly

How Airplanes Fly

It's the wings!
Rushing air
Pushes up,
Lifts the wing.
Amazing -- it's
Not the
Engine that makes planes fly!

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017