out of nowhere . . .

out of nowhere
this dark mood descends
before I rise
to a flight of swallows
see-sawing the sky

Ribbons, vol. 8, no. 1, Spring/Summer 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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6 Responses to out of nowhere . . .

  1. Jim Sullivan says:

    Good one, Margaret. I like the image of swallows see-sawing the sky. And I think the dark mood and the swallows both come out of nowhere – unexpected.


  2. aloha Margaret – yeah, i too like that see-sawing line image. it see-saws so well with the mood down and up.

    Funny, i was thinking about your birthday card the other day… maybe it’s the rhythm of the year.

    i’m not sure if you’ll get a note that i replied to your ku-me. i ran out of “reply” room so i posted it at the top and then replied there.

    be well. be fun. laugh. it’s only life.

    …and dance too of course.


    • Thank you, Wrick! Or should I say mahalo? (I hope I got that right!) I still have your beautiful birthday card on my computer. Maybe I’ll revive it for my next post!

      I danced last night in the rain! A good birthday omen to end our dreadful drought!

      Best, M.

      P.S. I miss ku-me!

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