Category Archives: weather

3 Wind Haiku

March winds blow strong and wild. It’s great fun to be down along the shoreline when a storm comes through, waves build and crash, foam and sail-boards fly. Then there’s kite-flying and other excitements … **** grandson learns to fly … Continue reading

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Prairie Cold

The Southern Hemisphere basks in heat and drought while we deal with frozen pipes, hoarfrost, chilling wind, rain, and winter beauty … A PRAIRIE COLD hours after sun dies in ice stars glitter from white ground           maples crisp with frost … Continue reading

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The Grammar of Rain

It’s October and we’re into the rainy season. I longed for it all summer (we had no rain for four months) and by December I’ll be wondering when it will stop, with the rest of the winter to get through … Continue reading

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Flight Delay

This month was renamed in 8 BCE in honour of Augustus Caesar, because it was the time of several of his greatest triumphs. Gladiolus or poppy are the birth flowers, meaning strength of character, beauty, love, and family. And how … Continue reading

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Easter

Easter is early this year. We’ve the darkness of Good Friday to get through but joy follows. Spring has sprung and we’ve the summer to look forward to … life is a shining delight! … A EASTER like a wind-rise … Continue reading

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Homeless senryu

People on the street, homeless, jobless … how do they manage? Living in tents or shacks, wet, cold, hungry. The homeless are a real concern for me, for municipalities and, at last possibly, national politicians … loose change in his … Continue reading

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Landscape

We’re well into the days of blurred outlines, misty mornings, with snowdrops up, crocuses peeping through. And, even from hilltops, the world is beautifully half-seen. This poem is a Terza rima, which has a very specific rhyme scheme and is … Continue reading

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