Queensway moose

Moose on my bedroom wall

filtered light

the moose on my bedroom wall

alive in the woods

the Queensway moose, his life

taken for losing his way


The story behind this short poem can be found here. A one-line preview is that a moose on a city highway was shot ‘for public safety’.

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following a path

of tear-shaped leaf rosettes

noting aversion

a verdant mat of plantains

strewn wild—not unwanted here


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Broadleaf plantain is commonly regarded as a weed, an unwanted broadleaf that crowds out grass. Of course any plant can be a weed if unwanted. There is nothing inherently unattractive or noxious about plantain—it is actually ‘friendly’ to humans being both edible and medicinal.

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018 Finding the Way, July 15 to August 14

haiku on mowing and trimming

Saturday July 14

Rain may fall

nature has the upper hand

too hot for mowing


Sunday July 15

days so hot

grass doesn’t grow

mower laughs


parched grass

rests motionless

the silent tractor


in this heat

Queen Anne’s Lace soars

grass crisp as straw


Monday July 16

in purple spikes

bees and butterflies dance

pruning shears rest


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Haikai Challenge #42 Cutting Grasses