stiff wind--
the bull bares
his teeth


—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 8 August 2005 by Mike Farley

  1.  
    Dudley de Souza
    2005-08-08 07:48:51
     

    the sea
    cries white spray
    against black rocks

  2.  
    Dudley de Souza
    2005-08-08 07:55:30
     

    palm fronds writhe
    by the still shore

  3.  
    sl blake
    2005-08-08 12:17:01
     

    sun up
    between two boulders on the bluff
    a mountain lion

  4.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-08-08 15:26:17
     

    two old bulls
    'hanging comfortably'
    under a chinook arch

    A chinook wind is a warm and dry, winter wind observed on the eastern side of the Rockies. The name comes from the Chinook Indians and means snow eater."" A strong chinook can make a foot of snow vanish within a day.

    A chinook arch is a band of stationary stratus clouds caused by a chinook, yielding stunning sunrises and sunsets."

  5.  
    o.c. holiday
    2005-08-08 16:29:33
     

    well now, there's cowboys, and
    then there's them urban cowboys.


    mechanical bull...
    i tell the blonde 'bout my days
    on the rodeo circuit


    Montana truckstop...
    the cattle hauler faces
    an eternity of grazing land

    me, i'm a little bit of both.

  6.  
    lawrence williams
    2005-08-08 16:52:23
     

    mike, classic haiku. mr. holiday,Montana Truckstop"" is great. dylan, thanks for
    hosting this always entertaining and
    thought provoking site."

  7.  
    JJ
    2005-08-08 18:16:31
     

    rusty moon--
    a nose ring glittering
    in the mud

  8.  
    oc holiday
    2005-08-08 19:00:07
     

    Montana truck stop
    cattle haulers face
    the open range

  9.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-08-08 21:18:36
     

    stiff cold wind
    remembering
    great wall builders

  10.  
    kala ramesh
    2005-08-08 21:49:31
     

    mike,
    very emotive.

    tsunami
    the child stares vacantly
    in the orphanage

    - kala

  11.  
    martin
    2005-08-09 16:00:39
     

    hot field
    the cow's bell clangs once

  12.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-08-13 20:11:09
     

    after the fierce storm,
    puddling
    sparrow's delight

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