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autumn haiku

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sound on the north wind…

woman’s laugh in the breeze? No -

cranes are flying south.

Sometimes the visual haiku I love to make are simply haiku.

Written by Ken Smith

September 25th, 2010 at 10:00 am

Posted in Poetry


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Held Leaf

A couple weeks ago while staying at a friend’s house during an overnight trip, I waundered around her home just having fun with the camera. After a time I sat in a chair on the damp Seattle front porch, and just relaxed. Next to me, down in an expanse of lush green undergrowth floated a leaf.

The leaf was curled up, chewed up, golden in the green. I held the leaf for a long time, looking at the beauty of its passage in time. I imagined it on a tree somewhere around me, the summer it lived, the bugs that munched on it. I practiced the empathy that I find connects me to the leaf. While I held the leaf, I smoothed its waxy surface, and it opened up nearly flat again, revived. I made another picture. An understated leaf, understated moment, but somehow significant.

Written by Ken Smith

September 21st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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