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Haiga, Haiku & Poetry by Neal & Elaine Whitman

Haiga, Haiku & Poetry

   

 
 Haiga by Neal & Elaine Whitman
  

"Wherever we are / We promise to make it home / Basho in hand"

Haiga Bench / Photograph by Elaine Whitman

  

Poetry by Neal Whitman

 

New Camaldoli Hermitage Retreat Directions

 

Direction #1.

stop swatting

at each buzz:

most flybys

well, they fly by

 

 

Direction #2.

sit still:

under the deck

a critter goes-stops-goes

so let it go

 

 

Direction #3.

listen up:

in the bush

if a twitter

a spotted towhee will appear

 

 Footnote:

follow the path:

against the pine tree

a walking stick

leaning

 

 Winter Solstice on Monterey Bay

 

          Low

         sun

       high sky

    grey clouds spun

  bring me to the shore.

The year beginning once again.

 

In the tidal pool limpets

squat on rocks, each in a spot…

a shallow pit made to fit.

How to withstand the waves?

Offer little resistence.

 

Before the tide turns, let’s sit tight.

  Time to watch the sun.

    Underway

      winter

       short

          day.

 

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