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                                                              Seen, Then Not Seen--A spring hokkai

 

                                                  

 

Hedgehog cactus--
In every magenta blossom,
a buzzing bee.

MaryJane


A buzzing bee
flies around the lilac bloom;
The gusting wind.

Cynthia


The gusting wind;
Waves keep traveling
Through the green wheat.

Donna


Through the green wheat
field mice scurry for cover;
rain clouds overhead.

Richard


Rain clouds;
The scent of jasmine
Along the road.

Keith


Along the road--
the first drops of rain
darken the earth.

Cynthia


Darkening the earth;
Working a load of manure
Into the garden.

Donna


Into the garden--
The striped lizard darts
Across warm stones.

MaryJane


Across warm stones
Steam drifts and rises;
Clearing skies.

Keith


Clearing skies--
daffodils raise their trumpets
in the sun's warmth.

Adelaide


In the sun's warmth--
the smell of wet grass
fills the air.

Cynthia


Filling the air,
The cheeps of fledgling sparrows
Crossing from branch to branch.

Donna


Crossing from branch to branch,
Only freckles of sunlight drift
Through the thicket.

MaryJane


Through the thicket
a chipmunk disappears--
the waving leaves.

Adelaide


The waving leaves;
A neighbor's house is seen,
Then not seen.

Keith

 

Hokkai--Blackberry Blossoms

Dark clouds--an autumn hokkai

From pine to pine--a winter hokkai

Strands of Lobelia--a summer hokkai

The Mallard's Wake--a summer hokkai

Red Leaves--an autumn hokkai