In bloom for one week
On the brown branches of trees.
Sweet smells of springtime.
Flowering up high.
The wind blows, and they drift down.
Pink petals carpet.
A quiet hike in the snowy woods on New Year’s Day, before the snow fell heavily. And haiku inspired by the photos.
edging the tree trunks
fungi catch the weightless flakes
perches for snowfall
frozen apples hang
high in the snowy forest
thin layer of ice
beneath reflection and snow
looks like the night sky
In a parking lot on a card table before a rusty pickup truck.
Nestled beside zucchini logs and onion bundles.
Spilling from a flimsy wooden box.
Pocket-size paper lanterns?
Husks grass to blush.
Petite globe fruit packages.
Green apple, roasted pineapple flesh.
New ritual for the summer pre-meal ceremonies.
Shucking corn, snapping beans, unwrapping ground cherries.