morning sun ...
a new shadow under
the sorrel mare

—Mike Farley
        

This haiku marks tinywords' return to after a four-month break. Welcome back to our site!

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 17 April 2006 by Mike Farley

  1.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-04-17 06:21:19
     

    this spring morning
    the mockingbird sings--
    i must be in georgia

  2.  
    ed markowski
    2006-04-17 12:15:33
     

    great stuff mike. great choice dylan.
    have really missed tw and am glad it's
    back.


    lifting fog
    the face of the snowman
    reappears

    ed markowski

  3.  
    2006-04-17 12:44:01
     

    Yaaaa, happy your back!!! Doris

    tiny yellow crocus
    peeking through
    the brown dead leaves

  4.  
    Georgia Kornbluth
    2006-04-17 12:59:38
     

    A hearty welcome back!

    spring pigeon
    coos on city windowsill --
    I am Georgia!

  5.  
    Amy
    2006-04-17 13:10:27
     

    Welcome back - I hadn't realized how much I missed this until I got today's email!

    Color explodes
    Azaleas and dogwoods --
    A Virginia spring!

  6.  
    2006-04-17 13:35:47
     

    I am a haiku poet from Albanian. The past year I have took a lot of haiku from tiny words.I like that process to spread haiku in the wide-world by your program. Do you go on with that initiative? Ok.
    My best wishes,
    Kujtim

  7.  
    Linda
    2006-04-17 13:36:58
     

    Yea! I am so happy to see Tinywords back!

  8.  
    Magyar
    2006-04-17 13:49:06
     

    living shadows
    casting thoughts
    of now as was

    Mike, great unwrapping lines for the new Tinywords.

  9.  
    jani
    2006-04-17 13:50:33
     

    An excellent rebirth...how spring-ish. Welcome back, you were missed.


    young girls
    anticipating
    maple buds

  10.  
    David Fox
    2006-04-17 14:06:10
     

    So nice to see your site is up and running again! And a very nice haiku.

  11.  
    Mary Chapman
    2006-04-17 14:12:10
     

    spring-
    the squirrel eats
    from the bird feeder

    welcome back, Mary

  12.  
    2006-04-17 14:42:34
     

    fabulous. Glad to see your return.

  13.  
    Kelly
    2006-04-17 14:46:41
     

    I was glad to see tw in my email again, now i can read it with my morning coffee, i missed that ;)

    a broken wing
    and bark everywhere
    last night's storm

  14.  
    Dixie Damron
    2006-04-17 16:27:53
     

    I've missed tw so. Glad you're back!

    A loan bird calling
    Buds cover bare tree branches
    Partners once again

  15.  
    Laura Orabone
    2006-04-17 16:47:25
     

    Welcome back!!! XD

  16.  
    Bret Wooldridge (thewantontree at yahoo dot com)
    2006-04-17 17:43:35
     

    Oh the unbridled joy I feel at the return of this August institution! My world has rebalanced on its axis!

    A great Grand Reopening haiku it was too. :)

  17.  
    Marjo
    2006-04-17 19:40:22
     

    Welcome Back! I wondered what happened.


    constant rain
    - now sunshine
    with tinywords

  18.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-04-17 20:52:16
     

    Mike- enjoyed reading your haiku.

    Good to see TW back.
    kala

  19.  
    Dave Graham
    2006-04-17 23:19:53
     

    Glad you're back!

    mid-April, snow gone -
    Dakota's prairie throbs with
    greys, tans, and browns

    Dave

  20.  
    2006-04-18 05:50:01
     

    Mike, thank you for contributing such an excellent haiku to tinywords. I hope you don't mind too much I've used it to reintroduce tinywords to the world. And thanks, everyone else, for all the great words of support!

  21.  
    Dru Philippou
    2006-04-18 05:56:39
     

    Mike, your haiku gave me a lift this morning. Truly wonderful.

    I'm so elated to have tw back again. It's a gem of a site.

  22.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-04-18 08:43:18
     

    A spot
    moving up and down-
    the shade of fly

  23.  
    laryalee (laryalee at hotmail dot com)
    2006-04-18 21:40:24
     

    Welcome back, TW!!!
    Dylan, you've been busy...
    (my words are being counted
    as I type -- how cool is that!)

    morning haiku --
    a web glistens
    in the sun

    :-)
    Lary

  24.  
    Georgia
    2006-04-19 08:54:58
     

    Here's my improved, I hope, response to b. m. richardson's mockingbird haiku. (I submitted too hastily the first time.)

    not mockingbird
    but pigeon coos on my sill
    yet i am georgia

  25.  
    laryalee
    2006-04-19 14:03:25
     

    Oops, I forgot to congratulate
    Mike Farley on a warm and wonderful
    haiku!

  26.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-04-19 19:51:18
     

    georgia, i enjoyed your first and second haiku; even in haste, an accurate and vivid account emerged.

    ---

    dawn...
    cooing rains down
    from her window sill
    i imagine georgia's smile

  27.  
    Georgia
    2006-04-20 13:02:03
     

    Thanks, B. M. Richardson! Have you a "calling" name?

    birds a-calling
    b.m. a-writing
    georgia still a-smiling

  28.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-04-25 20:04:32
     

    "a"

    a beginning, where does it originate
    a calling, captures our attention
    a life, being only a sigh
    a passion, so compelling, this yearning
    a fulfilling, yes, i promise, never to be broken
    an ending, in conclusion, but not to be a final word...
    ---
    georgia, a calling name i have, however to many i'll answer
    ---
    darker this midnight-
    this same shadow
    leans 'gainst the wall

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