August 31, 2014

now that we’re parents
we understand about naps
but cannot take one


August 30, 2014

fierce little snake
no matter how wide your mouth
you can’t scare us


August 29, 2014

August 28, 2014

grateful for the breeze
although for different reasons
me and the bridge spiders


August 27, 2014

catching the drips  
my last ice cream cone
of the summer


August 26, 2014

our almost teen
the coyotes on the hill
everyone’s up late


August 25, 2014

anniversary
lines from their favorite play
learned by heart


August 24, 2014

August 23, 2014

antique flea market
turning over treasures
to check the tags


August 22, 2014

giving up at last
the boxwood that seemed lovely
under all that snow


August 21, 2014

slow down, summer!
there’s still that whole field of corn
in need of picking



August 20, 2014

lake's edge
a hint of daybreak
becomes a promise


(This haiku was improved by a friendly suggestion from Grace Galton.)

August 19, 2014

the hiss of a swan
as you walk near her nest
threat assessment


August 18, 2014

geese with their one note
old aunts harping on
about our manners


August 17, 2014

sweet distraction
the bright sound of finches
just out of sight


August 16, 2014

counting hops and skips
let's see how long we can keep
these stones from sinking


August 15, 2014

August 14, 2014

having too much fun
to tell the story of it —
short postcard from camp


August 13, 2014

I curse the crows
they slow-flap to the next tree
humoring me


August 12, 2014

paddling out
as the rest of us duck for cover
geese in the rain


August 11, 2014

we swerve from the road,
grind to a stop at the news —
hijacked hearts


(RIP Robin Williams)


August 10, 2014

this lengthening hike
rocks slipping underfoot
as we try to climb



(RIP Mike Brown)


August 09, 2014

August 08, 2014

summer camp weeks —
we call from room to room,
mapping the quiet


August 07, 2014

early wake up call
two woodpeckers haggling
over prime eave spots  


August 06, 2014

unclouded moon —
after a day of wandering,
the turn towards home