lupine--
a darker blue
in the hoofprints

—Mike Farley
        

About the author: I live with my wife Shirlee on a cattle ranch near the little ski town of Red Lodge, Montana, and have been loving and writing haiku for several years now. I draw my inspiration from the images of the high-plains, mountains, weather, wildlife, livestock, ranch work and outdoor recreation which surround me daily.

 

Responses to the haiku for 19 July 2005 by Mike Farley

  1.  
    2005-07-19 12:43:25
     

    This one caught my breath with its beauty and depth. Allowing line 1 to be read alone or as a sort of pivot with line 2 adds richness to this. Well done!

  2.  
    kate
    2005-07-19 12:52:12
     

    watching
    the grass grow
    lupines

  3.  
    H. Gene Murtha
    2005-07-19 15:04:23
     

    what a delightful surprise, enjoyed Mike.

    Gene

  4.  
    Mitzi Hughes Trout
    2005-07-19 17:38:36
     

    This is wonderful in every way. Please do give us more!

  5.  
    Carol
    2005-07-19 22:28:01
     

    Beautiful!

    I enjoyed it very much.

    Thanks, Mike

    Carol

  6.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-07-20 09:44:14
     

    tropical garden
    old banana tree limps
    against young ones

  7.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-07-20 12:03:14
     

    blue lupines
    karner blue butterflies
    a different hue

  8.  
    Elbert
    2005-07-20 16:58:46
     

    I've had a bad habit of rushing through these in my email lately. I did the same with this one, but something drew me back. (I suppose that's what all good poems do.) I really enjoy it for its simplicity and beauty. It has that unexplainable something that makes it memorable, makes one linger, and I enjoy the brief window into your surroundings. Simple, honest, effortless. Bravo and thanks. -ep

  9.  
    alan edwards
    2005-08-13 16:55:39
     

    allright all of the haiku traditionalists
    loved your poem, and it is well done.
    however the world isn't all rural or
    all flowers.


    sunrise
    a deeper yellow
    in the wino's eyes

  10.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-04-03 17:58:03
     

    bedtime--
    full yellow moon
    in the bedroom this time

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