Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sky's A Grey Palette

sky's a grey palette 

ache for bright sun, dark shadows 

morning snowfall melts

owfall melts 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Bernie Sanders Doppelganger


see the Bernie Sanders 

doppelgänger in the snow 

I am not Bernie 


Needed no reason to go outside today with my friend, Melissa. I saw this bench and had a flash that I wanted to do the silly Bernie Sanders pose which everyone is copying and has gone viral. 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Vaccine Shot is Wednesday


email notice tells 

vaccine shot date is Wednesday 

see it to believe it! 


My husband was just informed by our insurance company that he has a confirmed appointment for his COVID-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday (no lottery baloney).  

Can I lie about my age and say I'm over 75??  

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Private Rendezvous

private rendezvous 

in the dark quiet hours 

moon whispers to Note 

I'll let you in on a secret "Note" refers to the "Note" app on my 

iPhone where I write 90% of my haiku poems.

Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick ...

poetry books on  

shelf push and shove for attention 

pick me, pick me, pick ...   

Lottery Game Plays

 experts fall off their 

pedestal as vaccine shot 

lottery game plays 



Minnesota Department of Health initiated a lottery system to administer the  COVID 19 vaccine.  Initially, I was livid and ranted daily to anyone who would hear me.  Nonetheless, I wasn't going to miss this opportunity for my husband and I so I got online immediately and registered us.  

As luck would have it Karl was notified by our insurance provider, Health Partners, and he received his vaccine shot quickly and I was notified by the above-mentioned lottery that I could get my vaccine three weeks later.

Of course, I went and sat quietly while I received the shot.  Afterward, I said to the nurse that this was the craziest system I'd ever heard of.  She basically just smiled.  

I left and was grateful but still sat in disbelief that this was the best they had to offer. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Within These Four Walls

THE DAILY HAIKU online global FB group has a Wednesday evening "renga" event where one or two haiku are offered as a prompt.  We are invited to create as many variations as we wish from the first line.

"Within these four walls" was the prompt and we added our inspired lines thereafter. Two of mine are:

within these four walls 

my physical presence sits  

the mind travels worldwide  


within these four walls 

the world is quietly spinning 

with eyes closed, I see 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Hands Around The World

As an active participant of THE DAILY HAIKU, a global haiku poetry group on Facebook, we are invited to create poems based on a prompt.  When the suggestion of "friendship" came up I burst like a volcano with a dozen poems. Here is a sample:
hands around the world 
typing heartfelt stories that 
touch each other's hearts 
poets who write from the soul 
listen with their hearts 
share seasons of life 
poems spring up tears 
share our lives 
kind harbingers of  
stories, seasons, joys, sorrows 
light in the darkness 
here or gone they touch 
our lives, fill our hearts with love 
our cup runneth over 
                                                            friends, so far apart 
traveling within, removes miles 
and I am with you 
waves come crashing up 
stirring thoughts of friends seaside 
standing together 
there is a path 
that waits for all haiku guests 
footsteps in the snow 

sound of giggles gasps  
and groans as we read and write  

haiku from new friends  


Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands