power outage . . .

power outage–
side by side we monitor
the sky . . .
each flash of light revealing
another way through darkness

red lights, vol. 9, no. 1


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 power outage . . .

  1. …gotta’ love my soul mate….power outages are not the only “bumps in the road” we surmount living here in the Boston Mountains…

  2. Adelaide says:

    One wonders how people ever managed without power. We take it for granted and are lost without it even for a few hours.

    A ready supple of candles, lanterns and scotch are good to keep on hand.

  3. Janet Davis says:

    I haven’t rec’d my copy of RL yet. Glad to read your well-composed tanka here. I love “side by side we monitor” (you’re “in it” together!) and the relatable multilayeredness of the last two lines.

  4. Janet Davis says:

    I rec’d RL this afternoon. Ditto – glad my little poems could share the page with yours!

  5. sanjuktaa says:

    Like it a lot, Margaret.

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