Fishing

In the river valley below the dam, I spent days watching the lazy river’s current, while my thoughts went out to play…

Sun-bleached signs along the trail
Timbered shadows surround me
Songbirds call to find their mate
Forest chorus rejoices.

Tufts of grass provide my chair.
Far river rock my target.
Toss out my silver lure,
A bamboo pole restrains it.

Deepwater in this creek,
A hidden world below.
Minnow play around my bait,
Small memories from that time ago.

                                     ©2018 cj holm

Echoes

12/18/2018

                          -©2018 cj holm

snowy fields
echoed in the sky
blue shadows

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steel grain bin
leaning against tree
vacant now

clock always ticking
reaper gone away

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snow covered tree stump
all the branches hauled away
squirrel scurries on

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my brother’s birthday
he is younger by a year
and missing old farm

Sourdough Thoughts

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Golden loaves of bread
that rise in grandma’s woodstove
served with fall preserves

Smokey farmhouse memories
of breakfast conversations

                                         -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 223 Rise / Fall
5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/10/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-223-risefall/

Cream & Sugar

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whistling steam kettle
mom warmed on her kitchen grate
-covered with cozy

precious thoughts from so long ago
mixed with sweet cream and sugar

                                        -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 218 Steam / Cover
5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/09/10/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-218-steamcover/