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“Haiku in the Wild” at Llamapaloosa 2017

Each spring, Aurora Alpaca and Llama Farm in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, has a day of llama shearing called Llamapaloosa. In addition to vendors and craftspeople and llama cart rides, this year’s event included two dozen of my small haiku signs (mobiles? mixed-media sculptures?) that are part of a project I call “Haiku in the Wild”. (By “wild” I mean outdoors — haiku that has leaped off the page and gone outside for the public to enjoy al fresco. To see a haiku in nature is to see both haiku and nature in a new way — or so I believe.  ;- )

Of the 24 haiku I installed, here are a bunch of my personal favorites, to give you a sense of what “Haiku in the Wild” looks like.  :- )

Bird Chatter

Blue-Sky Rainfall

Breathing the Forest

Cloud's Shadow

Daffodils

Deserted Beach

Dutch Door

Early Morning

One Cricket Sings

Sea Glass

Time and Clouds Passing

Towering Hemlock

Velvet Moss

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos!  :- )


For more about Aurora Farm: http://www.auroraalpacasllamas.com.

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Rainy week

rainy week . . .

lawns become fields

of buttercups and violets

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Colorful haiku

my mug sky blue

and hers lime green

. . . this steaming berry tea

 

she pauses to twirl:

the little girl

in the raspberry dress

 

like five sisters:

a row of orange maples

tall and strong


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/05/colorful-haiku.html), 5/1/17.

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Mann Library: jazz musician

Mann Library's Daily Haiku, 4/30/17

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, 4/30/17.

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Mann Library: stray kitten

Mann Library's Daily Haiku, 4/29/17

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, 4/29/17.

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Mann Library: thunderheads

Mann Library's Daily Haiku, 4/28/17

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, 4/28/17.

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Mann Library: tumbledown shack

Mann Library's Daily Haiku, 4/27/17

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, 4/27/17.

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Mann Library: gliding across the lake

Mann Library's Daily Haiku, 4/26/17

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, 4/26/17.

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Mann Library: the cat’s tail

Mann Library's Daily Haiku, 4/25/17

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, 4/25/17.

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Two tanka

Earth: Our Common Ground

Earth: Our Common Ground.

scent of berry bush
and sun-warm turf . . .
we stand and breathe
rooted to the rutted earth
and reaching like myrtles

three deer
slip into the woods . . .
twilight deepens
the mystery
of existence


Published in the anthology Earth: Our Common Ground, by Skylark Publishing, Claire Everett (ed.), April 2017.

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