transplanting . . .


I find an arrowhead–
its broken tip
still sharp enough to point
me in a new direction

A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 2, March 2012


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 transplanting . . .

  1. Jim Sullivan says:

    Margaret, I love this one. In high school I used to hunt arrowheads in the plowed fields of Alabama. We would only find chips and partials but some still had good points. Those were the clean years full of expectation. Maybe the tips did point me in a new direction. I still have them in my dresser drawer and the kids always took them to show and tell at school.


    • Thank you, Sully. I grew up in Oklahoma, so arrowheads are very much a part of my history. We hadn’t lived here for long (perhaps a year) when I found the one I wrote about here in my flower garden. Finding one is like holding magic in your hands . . .

      Best, M.

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