Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vacation haiku #18

City of Deadwood
Story of Wild Bill Hickok
Calamity Jane

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vacation haiku #17

Underground for miles
With candle and ball of twine
Alvin MacDonald

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vacation haiku #16

Horses wild and free
No longer rule the prairie
Need sanctuary

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vacation haiku #15

Highway construction
One lane for mile after mile
With no one working

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vacation haiku #14

Tears and aching chest
Sorrow for plight of natives
Land taken from them

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vacation haiku #13

Crazy Horse still rides
Points where his dead lie buried
He stands for natives

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vacation haiku #12

Mount Rushmore faces
Dead presidents carved in stone
Tourist attraction

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vacation haiku #11

Buffalo still roam
Population-controlled park
Wild life is no more

Friday, July 22, 2011

Vacation haiku #10

Thrusting into sky
Devil's Tower, Wyoming
Ancient volcano

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vacation haiku #9

Desolate country
Like strange alien planet
No humans in sight

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vacation haiku #8

Badlands National Park
Pictures can't do it justice
Rugged poetry

Monday, July 18, 2011

Vacation haiku #7

Missouri River
Hills, bluffs, winding through prairie
Lewis and Clark land

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vacation haiku #6

Bit of history
South Dakota corn palace
Mitchell's claim to fame

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vacation haiku #5

Wildflowers and cornfields
Upper Midwest prairie land
Stretches forever

Friday, July 15, 2011

Vacation haiku #4

Cattle graze in fields
Miles and miles of green growing
On to horizon

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vacation haiku #3

Minnesota wind
Turbine blades generating

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vacation haiku #2

And Mall of America
Big and exhausting

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vacation haiku #1

I've been doing my usual procrastination, but I've vowed to keep posting until all my vacation haiku are up. Because if I don't put them here, they'll just get lost. So here we go...

Waiting in airports
Flight delays so frustrating
Anxious to arrive

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Breakaway in Haiku, Part 2

Cedar Creek shopping
Historic town, former mill
And crepes with custard

Facebook marathon
Lubricated by vodka,
Wine, margaritas

Roses, peonies
At Boerner Botanical
And hostas galore

Wine tasting evening
Friends bonding over bottles
White, red and rosé

Hugs, tears and farewells
Goodbye for another year
Bittersweet heart tugs