a morning’s perspective

This picture was taken two days before I left the country in February this year. It was a cool morning and I walked alone on this familiar road probably one last time for a long time to come. I had stayed for half a year in this neighborhood and it had become my routine to … Continue reading a morning’s perspective

this is a letter I will not send.

Cherry On Top You know this is a letter I will not send. It is an ordinary letter about how things are with me. The summer is ending and the last blooms outside my window have just withered. Soon it will be autumn and winter again. Today I looked into a drawer which I have not opened … Continue reading this is a letter I will not send.

what loneliness means to him: a haiku (and a prose)

Hitching a ride up windy snowy mountain camp needing fellowship ~~~~~~~He knows he cannot be alone for long. That is why he joins his friends sometimes as they drive up the mountain. They do not really understand what he tries to express in his words, photos, or even the actions of continuing to climb mountains. … Continue reading what loneliness means to him: a haiku (and a prose)

forgetting is so long: a haiku (and a prose)

millions memories locked in time and space stories this shore and that shore ~~~~(Concerning your recent thoughts of our past.) I HAVE BEEN THINKING LATELY TOO. Our past. Because there are too many memories. After all we have accumulated 23 years (8395 days, 201480 hours, 12,088,800 minutes, 725,328,000,000 seconds) of being together. I think of the … Continue reading forgetting is so long: a haiku (and a prose)

I could have loved you better: a haiku (and a prose)

only when love leaves silently sunset arrives heart is filled with tears ~~~~~~~~~the word today starts with "R". Regret. Remorse. Repent. Repressed. Reversed. In matters of human relationship sometimes the harm done is irrevocable. You just cannot reverse the car and pretend that nothing had happened if you have already run over something. On the other hand, … Continue reading I could have loved you better: a haiku (and a prose)

side by side they stand: a haiku (and prose)

identical friends side by side weathering storm matter not where from ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Often when one is really alone, one starts to value friendship. Unlike trees, human have mobility and may walk and stray quite far from one another. Even when we travel on a guided tour each individual still tends to move away and tries to look around … Continue reading side by side they stand: a haiku (and prose)

a dog’s life continues beyond: a haiku (and a prose)

a day we gather this shore and beyond we dream daring to venture ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~All three of us together. It is rare. Because we depend on our human friends to bring us here for the fresh air and smell of the marks left behind by other living things, mainly dogs like us. Sometimes an occasional bird may … Continue reading a dog’s life continues beyond: a haiku (and a prose)

a dog’s life continues not alone: a haiku (and prose)

I know you were here creatures living free and wild land and sea and sky ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am not alone. Not exactly. My human brings me here to meet friends. His friends. Mine too. Often we dogs do not need to meet physically. We smell and detect whether the smell is familiar. We know who has … Continue reading a dog’s life continues not alone: a haiku (and prose)

walking in the green park: a haiku (and a prose)

I think I'm alone I hear my friend calling me walking far beyond ~~~~~~~~~~~~coming home means I can walk anytime of the day as the green park is just nearby, about ten minutes' drive. My occasional (like once in a blue moon) passing sadness is that I am walking alone again, unlike the clouds which tend … Continue reading walking in the green park: a haiku (and a prose)

winter travelers: a haiku (and a love song)

heart's depth becomes breadth as I look up and not down beyond tears and pain ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Looking through my winter pictures stored at random I come across this one. It says, "Cheer up!" Indeed when I look further there are more sunny colorful pictures than the gloomy grey ones. Are there many like me who travel at all … Continue reading winter travelers: a haiku (and a love song)

You are not alone: a haiku bird song

Seeing with your heart I am next to you in tune You are not alone ~~~~~~~~~~~~ At first the traveler thought there was just one lone bird perched on a pole. When looking closely at the picture, another tiny bird emerged on a lower pole. Voilà! Not a lone bird after all. (This much reduced-size … Continue reading You are not alone: a haiku bird song

He heard a sound so familiar: a haiku story

  he heard his name called from a distance but not far warm and tender thought ~~~~~~~~~~Naturally her. Gentle. Firm. Hope overflowing from every pore if sound has pores. He heard a sound so familiar that for a moment he thought he was at home seeping hot coffee reading new poems at his favorite armchair … Continue reading He heard a sound so familiar: a haiku story

Traveler’s mirror reflects: sky and tree haiku (with notes)

Never shall we meet existence seamless planted neighbors through light years ~~~ Undoubtedly this is a favorite of this traveler. After I wrote this I asked who my neighbors are. The neighborhood extends beyond geographical and planetary. Indeed we can never imagine the vastness. Somewhere in space someone may be trying to fathom this at … Continue reading Traveler’s mirror reflects: sky and tree haiku (with notes)