RunHaiku
15.10.2017

Golden red sunrise
Gold and red leaves fall downward
South-bound flocks glowing

16.10.2017

Crunchy footstep beat
Disturb the silent darkness
Shaking leaves applaud

17.10.2017

Low-hanging crescent
Commuter headlights pointing
Mute constellations

19.10.2017

Think inky darkness
Wind blows over the surface
Moon becoming new

20.10.2017

What a giant waste
Hundred billion lights left on
All night in the sky

20.10.2017

Flash of hopping white
Rabbit on its morning path
All ears and strong legs

22.10.2017

Toss-and-turning trees
Ghost-white clouds cross the dark sky
Before angry wind

23.10.2017

Straight from the arctic
Cutting, biting, and howling
Spread wings and fly (south)

24.10.2017

Half-hearted patchwork
Pulled gently back revealing
Ocean of sparkles

26.10.2017

Icy drops of rain
Transform, they float and dance, white
Moths beneath streetlights

27.10.2017

Bare trees standing tall
Guarding the silent forest
Hands raised to the sky

31.10.2017

Every blade of grass
Pulls up white fluffy covers
For the winter’s night

04.11.2017

One set of footprints
Imprinted on the fresh white snow
Single sign of life

04.11.2017

Soft mumbled footsteps
Wind slips through naked branches
The earth’s sleeping breath

06.11.2017

Snow winks and sparkles
Reflecting the moon above
Full and generous

06.11.2017

Running through deep snow
As down a golden-sand beach
With extra layers

07.11.2017

The dead of winter?
A thousand snowy footprints
Suggest otherwise

09.11.2017

Wind bites from the west
But she has a friendly side
Run east to find it

10.11.2017

Long wind row shadow
Dried grasses above the snow
Rustling with each breath

13.11.2017

Pace and flow forgot
She stops to pay attention
To each scent and track

13.11.2017

Sun does not hurry
To paint each tree, from top down
Soft shades of golden

14.11.2017

Beyond the streetlights
A dark, shadowed path, step in
To a moonlit world

15.11.2017

Branches reach upward
Disappear into the sky
Low, gray, and snowy

17.11.2017

New snow a blank slate
Feet trace familiar paths
To create new art

18.11.2017

“Turn back!” howls the wind
But the eagle with sharp eyes
Lifts wings and says “fly”

20.11.2017

What’s that! In the grass!
A deer? A rabbit? A bear?
Or… a black dot mouse…

22.11.2017

Slender as a sail
Still. Listen. Bolt through the snow
Zig-zag dashing line

23.11.2017

He ran not for speed
But to connect heart, head, feet
To the sacred ground

24.11.2017

Melting, dripping snow
Scent of grasses uncovered
Springtime in autumn

26.11.2017

First light of morning
Dissolves the night, paints colour
And chickadee songs

27.11.2017

Warm gusts from the south
Leaves crackle across the path
Snow poised for melting

28.11.2017

Rushing wind always
Makes time to play a quick tune
On the neighbour’s chimes

29.11.2017

Darkest point of night
Wild ideas on the wind
Hour before morning

30.11.2017

Fresh snow on the ground
Its soft crunch the only sound
Perfect running day

02.12.2017

Birds need no reason
Every sunrise is enough
To unleash wild songs

06.12.2017

Icy swirling wind
Unmoving trees stand silent
Loud and quiet strength

07.12.2017

Land still before light
Runner sprints to break a sweat
Two kinds of waiting

09.12.2017

Leave this boring town
Carve a new trail through the woods
Return with new eyes

11.12.2017

Winged chickadee’s flight
Draws a playful garland’s path
Tree to tree to tree

23.12.2017

Woodpecker tapping
Dot-and-dash footprints in snow
The talking forest

24.12.2017

Christmas lights twinkle
Aurora splashes the sky
Inviting the sun

28.12.2017

Dark and haunted trees
Cast crooked cracked-glass shadows
On the moonlit snow

28.12.2017

Twinkle Christmas tour
In the automobile town
Best taken on foot

31.12.2017

The birds can’t be heard
Above the crunching of snow
Within my own toque

08.01.2018

“Run! Run! Deeply breathe
Feel a thousand twinkling stars
Dancing with delight

02.01.2018

New year shifting winds
Same cold, but from the south comes
Hope of something new

03.01.2018

The meekest of souls
On the coldest winter nights
Dress to rob a bank

07.01.2018

Invisible hand
Swirls and scatters, drifts and draws
Mandalas in snow

08.01.2018

Run! Run! Deeply breathe
Feel a thousand twinkling stars
Dancing with delight

10.01.2018

Running to get rich
Not in gold, silver, or bronze
But in steps taken

11.01.2018

Deer glides through the snow
Broad-foot hare floats atop it
Each in its own way

13.01.2018

Upward stretching sky
Fifty thousand shades of blue
Boundless clarity

15.01.2018

Snarling northern wind
Chasing off smoke from chimneys
Nipping at its heels

16.01.2018

+ 5 extra layers
+ 500 snowdrift hurdles
= Winter running plan

18.01.2018

Sniffs the warming air
Awakes from hibernation
Shaking off the snow

19.01.2018

Stories told by clouds
With changing shapes and colours
Can’t be summarized

21.01.2018

The ground glowing white
Sheet of cloud reflects the light
Run between layers

21.01.2018

She’d rather freeze stiff
With fresh air in her lungs than
Run in a fish bowl

22.01.2018

Groggy sky, slow rise
Traffic rolls reluctantly
Into a Monday

24.01.2018

The patient forest
Measures change by the season
Growth by the century

25.01.2018

Dead of mid-winter
Dried, quiv’ring leaves remember
The soft sound of rain

28.01.2018

Rising morning light
First reveals dark silhouettes
Then colors them in

30.01.2018

Into deep shadows
Chased by Alberta’s clipper
Take the secret path

01.02.2018

Blue moon and her dogs
Meet the rising city lights
In the crackling air

04.02.2018

Frost crowding vision
Biting wind cuts through layers
Run against the cold

06.02.2018

Muffled moon and sky
Every sound made without teeth
The covered earth sleeps

07.02.2018

Ripple and a wisp
Slip between tree and shadow
Runner and the wind

08.02.2018

Cotton cloud curtain
Covering constellations
Crisp crunch on concrete

09.02.2018

Take the shadowed path
Shoulder through the chilling wind
Touch the ancient rock

12.02.2018

Metronome steps crunch
Grouchy furnaces hiss, growl
Frozen morning sounds

13.02.2018

Out of snow and dirt
White tiger leaps ‘cross the path
Wild wind at its tail

14.02.2018

Winter’s anger spent
Runner turns, greets warming wind
Sheds extra layers

15.02.2018

Clouds, fluid, shifting
Fresh snow drifts chase around trees
Changing scenery

16.02.2018

First colours of dawn
Deep purple, blue, green(ish), pink
Stirring in the soul

20.02.2018

Quiet snow like grace
Falling, dancing through the trees
Cleansing the old path

21.02.2018

Silent trumpet’s note
Pink across the eastern sky
Announcing new day

22.02.2018

Snow-covered trail
Winking constellations
Invitation

23.02.2018

Crisp morning air
Buzz of parking lot lights
Fades to footsteps

25.02.2018

Neighbourhood sleeps
Fresh snow covers the ground
In sparkles

26.02.2018

First morning light
Tall white rabbit hops
Quickly out of sight

27.02.2018

Krnk! krnk! krnk! krnk!
Runner’s metronome steps
Darkness melts to light

28.02.2018

Quiet of dawn
Great golden moon sets
In the western sky

01.03.2018

Twinkling white field
Tree moon-dials
Cast blue shadows

02.03.2018

Silent full moon
Frost-covered branches
Frozen in time

04.03.2018

Spring scent on the wind
Melting snow uncovers
Dirt and litter

06.03.2018

Fresh foot of snow
Single set of tracks
Filled with water

07.03.2018

Purest morning sky
Light blends into indigo
Filling my lungs

08.03.2018

The vast blue sky
A crisp quarter moon
Three gifts

09.03.2018

Hoar-frosted morning
Each branch electric
Laced with whimsy

11.03.2018

Two old crows
Squawking at the melting snow
From the tallest tree

11.03.2018

Flock of grouse in flight
Disappear in an open field
As they land

13.03.2018

Star-filled morning sky
Savings on daylight spent
During business hours

14.03.2018

Infinite night sky
Sea of constellations
Silent choir

15.03.2018

Soft rhythm footsteps
Cannon-blast crunching ice
Prelude for spring

16.03.2018

Running with the stars
And Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
Before sunrise

18.03.2018

Path on the margins
Weaving through water and ice
Daylight lifts the veil

19.03.2018

Sharp crack of ice
Splash of cold water
Wet socks

20.03.2018

Snow hill, balding top
Water retreats down the back
Flowing spring mullet

21.03.2018

Snow-dusted wood
Runner breezes through, leaving
Fresh tracks in shadows

21.03.2018

Scent of spring melt
Bed-head grasses appear
From under covers