Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 

                            Hokku    Introduction to Hokku   Contributors   Spring   Summer   Autumn  Winter  Hokkai  Essays   Links

 

                                    The Mallard's Wake--A summer hokkai

 

Hokkai

Dark clouds

From pine to pine

A spring hokkai--Seen, Then Not Seen

Strands of Lobelia--a summer hokkai

Red Leaves--an autumn hokkai

 

                                         

 

Late summer--
the mallards' wake weaves blue sky
into a green pond.

b'oki (Bette)
 

A green pond;
at the water's edge
a blackbird sips.

Cynthia
 

The blackbirds;
Raucous cackles come from trees
With yellowing leaves.

Donna
 

Yellowing leaves--
the gulf's storm aftermath
drenches the parched earth.

b'oki
 

Parched earth
at the end of August;
cooler days.

Cynthia
 

Cooler days;
A mushroom grows overnight
In the fog.

Donna


In the fog;
Funnel Weaver spider webs
by the garden gate.

b'oki


By the garden gate,
the first fallen leaves
swirl in the wind.

Cynthia


In the wind,
The grasshopper's flight cut short
Across the bean field.

Donna


Across the bean field...
a red velvet barn is sewn
on grandmother's quilt.

b'oki


On grandmother's quilt,
a cat curled in deep sleep;
September rain.

Cynthia


September rain;
Green melons sink deeper
Into the mud.

Donna


Into the mud,
the children stomp and giggle--
browning marigolds.

b'oki


Browning marigolds
in the shade of the old barn;
a darkening sky.

Cynthia


A darkened sky;
The chirps of crickets rise
Toward the stars.

Donna