leaf twister--
wrens huddle
on the porch rail


—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 18 October 2006 by Mike Farley

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2006-09-05 07:08:38
     

    I really like this one!

  2.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-10-18 04:50:13
     

    brisk winds-
    upon my head
    my hat
    beneath my hand

  3.  
    Magyar
    2006-10-18 07:20:08
     

    wet fall toads
    watch birds in flight
    do they wonder

    _Mike, I really like your 'huddling wrens'!
    -M

  4.  
    Ellen G. Olinger
    2006-10-18 09:50:35
     

    mid-October
    in my office
    only hearing crows

  5.  
    Bill Kenney
    2006-10-18 17:36:45
     

    Is "leaf twister" your coinage or just how people talk out there? Works fine either way.

  6.  
    mike farley
    2006-10-18 21:11:02
     

    Thanks everyone. And Bill,it was a dust devil carrying lots of leaves and looking like a small tornado. I coined the term in an effort to describe the experience in the fewest syllables possible.

  7.  
    Georgia
    2006-10-19 10:10:32
     

    great phrase
    lovely ku
    good work

  8.  
    2006-10-23 11:34:15
     

    I really thought 'leaf twister' worked, even if at first I didn't know it was a dust devil.

    Fabulous movement and sensation!

  9.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-10-30 15:20:59
     

    just carved orange pumpkin--
    snow now covers
    the front porch

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