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                                                       Strands of Lobelia--A Summer Hokkai

 

Strands of lobelia
sway in a puff of wind;
morning heat.

Cynthia


Morning heat--
the lingering presence
of a skunk.

Adelaide


Skunk scent
Along the path;
A pine grove.

Keith


A pine grove;
Amid the soft needles,
The crushed cone.

Donna


A crushed pine cone;
following deep foot prints
in the soft dirt.

Adelaide


The soft dirt
covered with broken twigs;
a passing storm.

Cynthia

                                              

A passing storm;
The leak becomes a drip
From the old barn's roof.

Donna


From the old barn's roof,
The tufts of an empty nest--
Dusk's growing shadows.

Keith


Dusk's growing shadows
mingle with the darkness of night;
the hoot of an owl.

Cynthia


The hoot of an owl
Mixed with cricket song;
A waxing moon.

Donna


A waxing moon
Hidden by branches;
Fireflies.

Keith


Fireflies--
the conversation flits
back and forth.

Adelaide

 

Dark clouds

From pine to pine

A spring hokkai--Seen, Then Not Seen

The Mallard's Wake--a summer hokkai

Red Leaves--an autumn hokkai

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