Saturday, February 28, 2009

last day
of grouse season
- snow flake

Friday, February 27, 2009

bare ground
blood trail signs

Thursday, February 26, 2009

bare ground
snowmobile trail signs

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bass Pro Shops -
sounds of turkey callers
fill the store

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

spring -
time to bury
the dog

Monday, February 23, 2009

my weight
supported on late winter
snow crust

Friday, February 06, 2009

Somewhere I read that Basho wrote about 2000 haiku in his life of which 100 or so are considered excellent, and of which he believed there were maybe ten that truly hit the mark. This is a tough ratio but perhaps holds a realistic perspective for us all. Excellent haiku craft requires tireless resolve to keep at it despite the misses and bunches of weaker attempts, with hope that out of the effort will surely come some keepers, and, if we are lucky, serendipity may provide an opportunity to create a haiku that will stand the test of time.
--Tom Clausen, "A Haiku Way of Life"