Monday, September 26, 2005

Country Haiku

Cold metal dipper
icy-wet well water flows
sweetly down my throat

*****


Southern pine trees sway
so tall in the southern breeze
And smell of citrus

*****


Sagging, old buildings
tasting of our history
rotting, forgotten

*****


I smell the mountains
the rain, the damp moss and leaves
The scent takes me home

*****

The forest is still
I lean back against my tree
and sleep for awhile

*****

Decoration Day
at the town's cemetary
everyone is here

6 comments:

Idgie @ the "Dew" said...

Excellent!

Laura said...

Oh Dana, beautiful! You really painted a scene with that one!

kenju said...

Yes, they are beautiful! I could feel the cold water flowing and smell the pines.

Dana said...

Thanks y'all! I am so glad you liked them. I think I will make it a weekly thing to post some county haikus.

Cowtown Pattie said...

Great stuff, Dana! Now, I need to polish up my old haiku pen *grin*

Dana said...

Go for it. The world can never use enough haikus.