cottonwood--
a plastic dump truck
in the freckled shade

—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 21 September 2005 by Mike Farley

  1.  
    Anne Schmidt
    2005-09-21 12:01:29
     

    Seven downed cottonwoods
    broken forts and tiny huts

  2.  
    Anne Schmidt
    2005-09-21 12:02:02
     

    Try that again...

  3.  
    Anne Schmidt
    2005-09-21 12:06:16
     

    Oops! Klutzy fingers. Today is not my day--Try AGAIN...

    Seven downed cottonwoods--
    broken forts; children weep--
    Sudden summer storm

  4.  
    yee chop hoi
    2005-09-21 14:40:43
     

    no offense meant, but i think
    you have tried to hard to
    form juxtaposition where
    there is none. i mean this in
    the kindest of ways. now off to the meditation bench.

    toddler's breath
    a toy tug boat
    capsizes

  5.  
    e. hayden
    2005-09-21 16:43:02
     

    Very nice haiku! Here are a few from the east coast of Florida.

    hurricane season;
    palm fronds blowing
    the cool breeze


    summer evening,
    rain
    in my tea


    under the moon
    the beach causeway stretches
    on and on

  6.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-09-21 17:49:49
     

    sweltering evening---
    porch screens wearing coats
    of cottonwood fluff

    taking notes
    in the shade of cottonwood
    a young milkweed

  7.  
    JJ
    2005-09-21 18:40:02
     

    fluffy white seed
    on the windshield ---
    the car graveyard

  8.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-09-21 21:13:49
     

    cotton mill
    nearby plants
    blanketed in white

  9.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-09-22 18:09:35
     

    you gave me reason to smile tonight, anne s.
    you left me wondering, what else.

    i, too, have those kind of days

  10.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-09-27 00:01:41
     

    past midnight-
    in the hazy moonlight
    shadows come to life

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