Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rural Roads: an afternoon's crop of photos and haiku

hard prairie winds
pull at the barn windows,
hawk overhead

gopher tracks in spring,
crossing from mud to creek,
leave dirt clods behind

white tree flowers
fast clouds, high winds:
snow on the road

the sky's more empty
without a falcon soaring
despite these clouds

trees as tall as barns
host swallow strings—
nesting time has come

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Blogger Elisabeth said...

A wonderful string of Haiku to match the photos. Thanks, Art. To me the words increase the sensuousness of each image, such that we not only see but also smell and hear as well.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...


I find myself wanting more and more to publish photos and poems together. It's two different ways of capturing the same moment, the same scene, place and time, etc. Together they do synergize into something more, just as you say.

8:20 AM  

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