oxbow lake
a rusty horseshoe over
the missing door


9 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    .
    oxbow lake
    a rusty horseshoe over
    the missing door

    —GARRY EATON

    An oxbow lake always reminds me of the TV Western series called The Virginian, that I followed during my childhood. Ah missing doors, and horseshoes, perhaps a ranch that has gone under but might become of those strange Gentleman's farm, that at least on TV, seem to be a cover

    Of course we might wonder what has gone missing in general in the great West.

    *

    blue-hammer sky
       alcohol stains
        the banjo

    Alan Summers
    Scope vol. 60 no. 3 (FAWQ  magazine April 2014)

  2. Garry Says:

    Things left behind by the movements of rivers or the movements of men. Nostalgia for a west I never knew except on TV, or on boyhood fishing trips with my dad, when we sometimes penetrated into scenes and places that had been left behind sometime long, long ago, after mines had run out, rivers had changed course, railroads had come and gone, towns that had been flooded or had simply packed up and moved away in search of new opportunity.

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Thanks for the behind-the-scenes of your haiku.

    Also love this line:

    "…we sometimes penetrated into scenes and places that had been left behind…"

  4. Liz Gibbs Says:

    urban sprawl
    old barn sighs….
    cowboy moseys on

  5. RafiLev Says:

    hauntingly nostalgic – What a beautiful memory – Thank you !

  6. Magyar Says:

    __ Memories, seek positive creativity; nifty, Gary! _m

    through times open door
    with deep luck of horseshoe strides
    memories create

  7. Bill Kenney Says:

    Good one, Garry. I love it for the strength off its images and the power of its cultural-emotional connotations.

  8. Joanne Morcom Says:

    Loon Lake
    the silence broken
    on and off

  9. Garry Says:

    Thanks all for the positive responses! And the answering haiku. Very gratifying.

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