Epiphany . . .

waiting for the wise men
to appear

Religion and politics.  Two taboos.  This year I’m taking a wait-and-see approach to both.  We have, after all, a new composition in Congress.  Can’t wait to see what happens with that one.  And, on a more personal but still (in my mind) related note, I live down the road from a man who hangs the skeletal remains of deer on trees for winter ornaments.  There’s an image full of voodoo politics, if there ever was one.

traveling through purgatory
in the heartland





About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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4 Responses to Epiphany . . .

  1. alee9 says:

    Taboos, indeed! And the purgatory that man has created…I guess, it’s a cosmic balancing force because Paradise is next door!

    Your haiku tell so clearly your state of mind. I believe sometimes not imagination but which clouds hover about the spirit that take on the mood or tone of the haiku. Like now where I live, days that stay as twilight have seemed to erase all memory of sunlight…those

    winter noons
    the clocks mark in digits
    but memories

    And yet, the Christmas cactus blooms! Look up to Paradise, mi hermana!

    • Gracias, Alegria. Yes, winter has a tendency to mark me sometimes. It is, after all, the flip side. And, although I don’t have a Christmas cactus this year, I do have the most beautiful blooming orchid! Thank you for this.

  2. LOVE this, Margaret. What a great concept — two taboos in one post. That first ku in particular is brilliant!

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