(g) Stella’s Spring Pass… (3.15)

Observing 15
Stella’s Spring Pass…
(haibun)

We ‘lucked out’ as it were only getting a bit more than a third of what was
predicted in snow. But the wintery mix of ice made up in grief for the loss in
total amount. And then of course we all in our little suburban slice of live
pulled together to help each other.

The larger snow blowers that could handle the ice…their drivers just kept
going…clearing walkways and driveways of elderly and housebound. And
some folk with more muscle; They too with shoveled extra.

I felt like I’d walked more miles yesterday than all the week before just going
walking back and forth on my drive trying to figure out where to put the shovels
and bricks of ice-mix-snow chunks I’d carved out. I did pace myself. I was out
four or five different times since six-thirty am. So my travels took me to an early
evening; retiring at six pm.

This morning we have some delays – and the city is still in a bit of a fix and has most
things are still shut down – since the streets are nigh impossible to pass, they’ve
got to haul out the snow in trucks (I think…that’s what they did last time anyway).

just a little stiff
from hopefully the last ‘snow’
of this odd winter

©JP/dh

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(g) Stella’s Spring Dig (3.14) wp

Observing 14
Stella’s Spring Dig
(Elfje…)
1)
Nor’easter
Packing its
Punches in inches
Snow’s shut down the
City

©JP/dh

(I may or may not add more. Storm “Stella” has arrived!
I’ve been out four about 45 minutes ‘digging’ at around 6:15 am –
it started snowing around 9 pm last night. The snow is about 6” – 8”…in spots.
Surprisingly the street plow has been through – both sides of the road – once already.)

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BE13 October 2016 wp

BE13: Reflective Autumn Stroll

Occasionally the need arises when we venture into the city. Compared to some,
our town is moderate to small. But for being in the northeast and one of the
original thirteen states…there is some age and interesting architecture.

There is a variety of old and new on any given block, with some respect paid to
the journey of the people who made up and make up the patchwork quilting of
people. There are the divisions that keep us separate, yet we try to notice more
the similarities, and with charity both bold and anonymous we attempt to close
the gaps.

arriving early
hand in hand, we promenade
‘round the city block

©JP/dh

Journey

Every step of life’s journey is an important adventure.

The Breathe Easy Deck by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber
(in no particular order)

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Just Karma 21 for September 2015 wp

Just Karma 21
(Jorio/ Joria-haibun)

first half of the
trip we rode forward
now well beyond dawn
we travel in reverse

connections, stations
on an adventure into
a new old city

©JP/dh

A Jorio is 4 lines, with each line 4 words.
Joria (plural of jorio) are moments in time, feeling, image.
More information can be found here:
https://www.fictionpress.com/u/505545/Niels-Stegeman

haibun poetic verse including haiku
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…this quiet retreat… CD 626 (12.14)

…this quiet retreat…        
CD 626 (12.14)

rustic and hidden
a place to recharge, and hunt
in retrospection

how far the city has wound
into the depths of one’s’ veins

in retrospection
hunting for solitude and
this quiet retreat

©JP/dh

Carpe Diem Prompt
prompt 626 mountain cabin
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Mindful 7

triple tanka

early morning noise
man made airplane competes with
the wild geese honks

natural suburban noises
as the city stretches streets

some quiet places
remain as hidden gems – safe
protected passage…

right outside the back garden
beyond the creek – the easement

allows some critters
a small natural habitat
the wild geese rest

the humans progress, flying
without wings – reaching new heights

(c) JP/davh