Three Haiku

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i.
one cannot be gone
before she has departed
or return un`gone

ii.
the summer salmon
follows the scent of the stones
she has never seen

iii.
the sad mourning dove
now alone at the feeder
forgets how to coo

“This autumn-
why am I growing old?
bird disappearing among clouds.” ~ Matsuo Bashō

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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4 Responses to Three Haiku

  1. Morgan says:

    Wonderful Haiku Peter :) I particularly like the second about the salmon :) bet you thought that one up while fishing? :)

    Like

  2. Crow says:

    Lovely poems. And I do enjoy that one by Basho.

    Liked by 1 person

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