Kukai III . . .

monsoon season . . .
another bridge
left uncrossed
                  –May Shiki Kukai, free format entry

Another month, another entry in Haiku World’s Shiki Kukai.  In addition to this month’s shared kigo (season word) on “the coming of summer,” participants were asked to write a “free format” haiku about storms.  Not a big leap of the imagination this spring, when storms–from tsunamis to flash floods and tornadoes–have been wreaking havoc around the world. 

At the time of my entry, the Mississippi River bridge to Memphis was closed and the water was rising, and another rash of tornadoes–some of them touching down dangerously close to home–had yet to pop up across the South and Midwest.  At this writing, however, the sun is out, the roads are clear, the bridges are open.  Summer is, definitely, coming . . . .

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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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2 Responses to Kukai III . . .

  1. i like the connection in this ku between heavy rains preventing bridges being crossed and the storms of life and our personal journey when we choose another way. way cool. aloha.

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