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The Dead Leaf

One of my greatest joys is wandering along trails in Louisiana’s swamps and woodlands, always with my camera and hiking stick in hand. Meandering and communing with God amidst nature’s solitude and beauty almost always brings my soul the peace, quiet and happiness it seeks. It is winter now and, after several frosts, the deciduous trees and shrubs have shed most of their leaves. A fresh north wind carries the scent of a campfire as it swirls the dry leaves. A single leaf struggles to hold fast to a cypress branch…

a dead leaf

hanging from the bare cypress…

gusting wind

Al Gallia

Daily Haiku: June 30, 2019

Susan’s senryu presents a dark, ominous moment that gives the reader latitude on with the event. Perhaps a man and women on a moonlit walk or a robbery in progress? Or maybe, during a blood moon, answering Jesus’ persistent call to follow him.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

senryu

blood moon

he doesn’t take no

for an answer

by SusanBurch (USA)

2nd Place

Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest, 2018

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Daily Haiku: June 19, 2019

Sitting here in our RV in eastern Oregon, heading home to Louisiana, dust motes are very real as the hot morning sun rises and we discuss today’s adventure. Love this, Susan.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

discussing our options dust motes in the afternoon sun
 
by Susan Beth Furst (USA), Author
road to utopia

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Daily Haiku: April 28, 2019

Thank you, Charlotte, for posting my haiku. I am honored.

veranda nap . . .

sea oats swaying to

the surf’s rhythm

https://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/2019/04/27/daily-haiku-april-28-2019/

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

veranda nap . . .

sea oats swaying to

the surf’s rhythm

by Al Gallia (USA)

Asahi Haikuist Network, Aug. 31, 2018

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Daily Haiku: April 24, 2019

I am honored to be featured in Charlotte Digregorio’s writers blog today! Thank you, Charlotte.

a coyote’s yipping

echoes in the canyon…

sage fills the night air

https://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/daily-haiku-april-24-2019/

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

a coyote’s yipping

echoes in the canyon . . .

sage fills the night air

by Al Gallia  (USA)

Under the Basho, (Modern Haiku), Sept. 10, 2018

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A Matter of Paradigm

Watching an old TCM movie this morning, there was a reference to the 1920’s ‘Sennett Bathing Beauties’. Curious, I search the internet to find out more and discover several old photos of this group of ladies. The pictures show several attractive, young women enjoying their prime of life in the very latest styles of swimwear from a century ago. Scratching my grey beard, this interesting observation floated into my mind… that girls of that time obviously knew they were good-looking and didn’t feel the need to ‘show it all’ to every Tom, Dick and Harry, as many feel they must today. Turning the TV to an old John Wayne western, I clear my thoughts…

late morning sun
warms the white sand…
a dropped beach ball

©Al Gallia 2019

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Photo by Mack Sennett Comedies

Sennett Bathing Beauties circa 1920