haiku

mosquitoes about
their whine, silence, their light touch
slap before thinking

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haiku

grasshoppers spit when
picked up by grandfather who
spits a brown stream back

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haiku

i spent one year in
meditation and to see
a hummingbird walk

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Renga

chrysanthemum flowers
bloom at the stonemason’s
between stones
petals curling thoughtfully
mason’s fingers grasp a hammer

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renga

warriors
the bitterness of pickles
in the talk
the death of friends fresh in mind
sour acid burns the throat

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haiku

near LogroƱo stands
a white stork watching us pray
eight hundred years pass

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