Two years ago I planted a number of apple trees. During this last winter, a strong wind snapped off the top off one of the trees. This spring I noticed new growth coming from that broken sapling, just above the hybrid’s graft.
Damaged apple tree
Buds above the grower’s graft
Begins life again
Life gives some a second chance
When the sapling’s roots are strong
In a summer’s song
A jubilant descant thrills
as the movement fades
What Condition We’re In
Some call it a North Dakota condition
Where some rivers run north and poor crops are tradition.
Its’ farmers are Commies and its’ banking’s State-owned
Please pass the hot dish, your future’s postponed!
Once filled with small farms, quarter section in size
Now tilled with tractors and global positioning is prized.
Gone are the Holsteins, a milk house and barn cats for cream
So are the children who loved playing, farming and had big dreams.
Small towns are dried up, the schools gone away
Consolidation brings busing, two hours each day.
Gone are the churches, cafes and the small stores
Wheat fields, barley, and the dog’s locked indoors.
Time keeps on moving, no room for the past
Weather is changing, drought is forecast.
Empty the farmhouse, move into town
Go shopping at Walmart, and let’s just simmer down!
Flicker of a dream,
of a lover who’s not here
-my moonlight whisper
I write her weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge 18 – May 7, 2019
Calloused hands tinker
on tumbled and twisted pots
strike a cheerful tune
share a simple melody
give pleasure for those at work
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 252 Tinker / Tumble
Prompt words: Tinker & Tumble
Haiku Tanka in 5-7-5 7-7