first day . . .

first day . . .
neither partridge nor pear
in his hands

Frogpond,  vol. 35, no. 3, Autumn 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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8 Responses to first day . . .

  1. Ooh, I love this! 🙂 Thank you for sharing it here, Margaret. (Another that I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of seeing otherwise.)

  2. Jim Sullivan says:

    Extremely good, Maggie. You are on top of your game. I like the neither nor in his hands. Just a slight suggestion that the author (a woman) is thinking ahead to Christmas and the unnamed “his” has not even thought about Christmas. I love it. And there is a lot of confidence in that haiku although I have no idea what causes “confidence.” I just feel it. Anyway I like it.


  3. Janet Davis says:

    I like it too! See my related e-mail.

  4. Adelaide says:

    Too bad, but there’s still time. One of those 5 golden rings would be nice.

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