RunHaiku
23.03.2018

First honking goose
Out of the dark frozen sky
Flying towards the light

23.03.2018

G’morn’n — they wave
Two shadows cross briefly
Sharing a story

25.03.2018

Lion’s roaring wind
Trash pinned against the fence
Spring comes violently

26.03.2018

Thick, moody sky
Hush the world like a blanket
Wait for daylight

27.03.2018

Bright shooting star
Cross the invisible line
Between night and dawn

28.03.2018

Furious spring wind
Two geese stand as silhouettes
Calm on the water

29.03.2018

How silently
The round and golden moon
Dips below the sky

31.03.2018

Cold wintery wind
Carries a new bird’s song
Through the clear blue sky

01.04.2018

The whispering wind
Comes to the quiet forest
And begins to roar

02.04.2018

Blue moonlit shadows
Forest frozen in time
Silence before dawn

03.04.2018

January mitts
To face the frigid wind
Of April

04.04.2018

Old crows rose early
To gripe about the day
The moon is silent

05.04.2018

Caught flat-footed
Jack rabbit wearing white
On the brown grass

05.04.2018

First spring robin
Singing in the shadows
Heard but not seen

06.04.2018

Tracks in the fresh snow
Weave along the winding trail
Vanish in the woods

08.04.2018

Imperceptible
Moment the day begins
The world come to life

09.04.2018

Warming eastern sky
Waning crescent moon above
The frost-covered field

10.04.2018

Out of the darkness
Runners silently appear
For morning prayers

11.04.2018

Try to catch
The vast and reaching sunrise
In a hand-held box

12.04.2018

Each set of footprints
Music notes on the blank page
Record a new song

13.04.2018

The longest night ends
In pink and orange and blue
Start of a new day

15.04.2018

Meet the rising sun
At the top of the ridge
Chase your shadow home

17.04.2018

Scribbled dreams in chalk
Future meets the present
With each finished lap

19.04.2018

Robins, chickadees,
Meadowlark, sparrows, crows, geese
Morning symphony

20.04.2018

Spring in rabbits’ step
Scent of earth, rain, and life
In the warming air

22.04.2018

The earth spreads her wings
She breathes the morning light
And bursts into song

24.04.2018

A sharp, piercing call
Wings slice the crisp morning air
Neighbourhood falcon

25.04.2018

A crash of branches
The only trace of one
Who remains unseen

26.04.2018

Rising on the light
The clear blue melody
Of the meadowlark

27.04.2018

Bare feet, unboxed
First touch of greening grass
Coming to life

29.04.2018

Glowing red dogwood
Lit by the morning sun
Fire ignites fire

29.04.2018

He ignored the signs
And heeded the sun’s call
To keep on burning

30.04.2018

Looming sunrise storm
Dark purple blends with orange
Mixing elements

02.05.2018

Curious red fox
Bounds across the field then stops
Two ears in the grass

03.05.2018

Puddles on the ground
Tender buds and water beads
Cling to branches

04.05.2018

Bright morning air
Filled with chickadee chatter
Runners tread softly

05.05.2018

Every singing bird
And each waving friend agree
- Good morning

07.05.2018

Woodpecker saves words
Head down, he is known by
The sound of his work

08.05.2018

Daily fireworks
Wake up early and look east
Free admission

09.05.2018

Forest speckled green
Each spring branch unfolding
Tiny miracles

10.05.2018

Red-winged blackbird
Keeper of dark, still waters
The depths in her eyes

12.05.2018

R2-D2 bird
Sings in beeps and boops, new sounds
She learned on TV

13.05.2018

The long road stretches
Under boundless morning skies
Open hand and breath

14.05.2018

Morning stillness
Low-hanging mist whispers
- Do not disturb

15.05.2018

Weekly ritual
Runners meet to make the rounds
And watch the sun rise

16.05.2018

Fresh scent after rain
Birds sing, the world turns green
A skunk ventures out

17.05.2018

Dark, foreboding clouds
Wind rushes through fresh leaves
Bright promise of rain

19.05.2018

Dark storms of night pass
Day breaks with extra mercy
The wet grass twinkles

20.05.2018

Early morning miles
On the trail less traveled
Song birds take flight

21.05.2018

Snow a memory
Today my desert throat craves
Water, with ice please

22.05.2018

The early runners
Pierce the morning stillness
With silent footsteps

23.05.2018

Jetstream travelers
Miss out, from their lofty view
On fresh blossom scents

24.05.2018

Ruby sunrise
Through distant streaks of rain
Blossoms on the path

25.05.2018

Slice the morning mist
With its feathered chatter
Jumping puddles

26.05.2018

Twenty-two long
And the rising, dripping sun
The Trial of Miles

28.05.2018

White dandelions
Soft field of birthday candles
Waits to be blown out

29.05.2018

Runners take the track
Stirring air like water
Beading on the brow

30.05.2018

Dark painted clouds
Withhold (barely) their burden
Tulips stretch upward

31.05.2018

Gentle, misty rain
Alchemy on salted skin
Racing heart set free

01.06.2018

Clouds of every hue
Rushed across the morning sky
By the restless wind

02.06.2018

The meadowlark’s song
Picked up, toss-and-tumbled
By the careless wind

04.06.2018

White dogwood blossoms
Floating on a green ocean
The shaded forest

05.06.2018

Cloud, low and scattered
Rabbits nibbling planted sprouts
Step into the flow

06.06.2018

Birdie! finger pointing
Noticing each spec of life
Teaching papa how

07.06.2018

Squabbles in the nest
Robins take flight, silently
Feeding hungry mouths

08.06.2018

The bubbling stream
Steady and unhurried
Runner keeps rhythm

10.06.2018

Lilacs in bloom
The bright glory of summer
Floods my nostrils

11.06.2018

Tumultuous wind
Wraps around branch and runner
Causing both to fly

12.06.2018

Dark, rippling clouds
With no sense of foreboding
As we count the days

13.06.2018

In the green tunnel
Runner slows to listen to
Birds, earth, and body

14.06.2018

Footsteps, quick and light
Do not disturb the stillness
Of the morning breeze

16.06.2018

Feet chant the rhythm
To-mor-row to-mor-row
Race day is coming

17.06.2018

Twenty-six miles
A test of strength and resolve
Ends in smiles

19.06.2018

Runners slow it down
Enjoying the brand new day
On old weary legs

20.06.2018

This day
This blue and green morning
This very breath

21.06.2018

Turtle starts early
Feeding in the sun-bathed pond
Air drips with summer

23.06.2018

The earth, like a sponge
Swallows the summer rain whole
All but the puddles

24.06.2018

Spruce scent ‘fore the rain
Toddler’s senses trained to spot
Birds, pups, and critters

26.06.2018

Green grass canvas
Heavy legs carving sweat trails
And dodging sprinklers

27.06.2018

Purring chickadees
And the songs of birds at play
Runner’s easy stride

28.06.2018

The sun’s bright rising
Peonies and lilies bloom
The earth’s patient flow

29.06.2018

Bright bolt of lightning
Drenching downpour blown about
Woke, washed, and tumbled

30.06.2018

Extends a foxtail
To birds of every feather
Daughter of peace