Thursday, December 26, 2013

From My hovel in the Willamette National Forest #73

Like the ones

Dreaming of a white xmas

I used to know

An excerpt from my recently published 4th edition of JIKU

          Haiku are meant to act as in the moment observations ... Observations intended to impact the reader in a way that will have a transitory effect in that moment of viscerally holding and reading them ... Much like an intricate Tibetan Sand Mandala ... Often they're created day and night over several days ... Only to be viewed for a few minutes or hours ... then wiped away by the same monks that created them ... The act of creating and then destroying the Mandalas in part symbolizes the impermanence and momentary nature of life ... This is what we literally strive to do with haiku


Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

From my hovel in the Willamette National Forest #8

Seasonal change

woodlands artistic process

forest foliage

the willamette's cold wet air

a forest breathin bear!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

From my hovel in the Willamette National Forest #6

(Haiku) Wet forest floor

(V) rain spray paints the ferns


(H) ethereal clouds paint trees

(V) while up the mountain


(H) sun rays spotlight me

(V) those sunbeams trickle thru the trees

Sunday, December 1, 2013