2023 AWAKENINGS -ii

  1. gibbous moon–
    baby on her back
    sleeping
  2. clenching a fist
    the nursing baby
    raising a day moon
  3. the nursing baby
    opens its mouth…
    an abyss
  4. snowball
    the moment a baby
    curls up to sleep
  5. sleeping baby
    turns so quickly…
    crescent moon
  6. moon sliver–
    sleepy baby
    holds a curl
  7. avalanche
    the flow of milk
    from mum’s breast
  8. avalanche
    breast milk flows slowly
    from the bottle
  9. steady rain
    water rushes slowly
    directly from the faucet
  10. waterfall hot water from the faucet

2023 AWAKENINGS

so if my calculations are correct, i have lived nearly 15,695 days. not including, let’s say the first 5 years of non-learning aka non-consciousness, 13,870. not discounting crawling, drooling and other life (sense) experiences, all these activities are important for life and or daily living. rambling at an end.

for today, yesterday, tomorrow, a few conscious sightings Haiku.

  1. full moon–
    behind me a baby
    crawls
  2. moon phases the naked child crawls
  3. the far side
    of the moon…
    compressed diapers
  4. sickle moon–
    don’t bump your head
    on cloth diapers
  5. sickle moon–
    don’t go floating away
    cloth diaper
  6. day moon curled baby sleeps in a place
  7. sickle moon–
    sleeping side by side
    drowsy babies
  8. slight curve
    of the day moon
    sleepy baby
  9. sleeping baby
    tucked into folds…
    sickle moon
  10. full moon–
    hungry baby goes quickly
    to mum’s breast

105 Days And Counting

May 09, 2022…

Topic of Haiku – Dandelions & Sunshine

sinking sun
when the dandelion rises
amazingly straight

dandelions—
still some stars remain
grounded

late dandelions
the sunlight reaches
one after another

winter dandelions
standing askew
shining, shining

hot sunrise
May dandelion
upright in a breeze

rising sun
through blades of grass
blooming dandelion

starry night
dandelions bend at an angle
wherever they bloom

plucked dandelions
the light of stars
starts waning

dandelions
so many stars fallen
from the sky




April Surprises…

On April 20, 2022, of this year, obviously, I took a New Year’s walk with my little love, Lola. She is nearly 14 years old this October 2022. Anyway, before our daily walks, since there is no rain, I was allowed by Mother Nature to make the following observations of my Lola and other natural things, during and after our daily walks. I hope you, reader(s) enjoy the happiness and surprises that we encountered on that day. If I had my camera in hand, I would have taken a quick photo, but of course, the snake in its travels, moved swifter than I could. 😉

before our walk…

teacup chihuahua
the sunshine is ahead
of the sunrise

teacup chihuahua
her shiny coat
ahead of the sunshine

sunshine—
teacup chihuahua
a sunny spot moves
around the apartment

during our walk…

sunrise
a gardener snake
rises itself from the grass

sunrise—
as the gold snake rises
from the grass

the gardener snake rises
suddenly, swiftly
april sunrise

after our walk…

sunshine
my chihuahua rests
on the sofa

sunshine—
sleepy chihuahua
stays in bed sulking
for a short while

sleeping chihuahua…
where a soft light shines
peeking
from the blankets

HELL IS MOVING

My apologizes, my beloved followers, but this Madasahatter needs to take some time away from daily postings. I might or might not be moving and we all know that Moving has its own levels of hell and frustration that one must contend with. So until I am settled down once more, I shall say, Thank You for the daily follow and comments and encouragement. You might find me via Facebook under my name Dorna Hainds.

I am going to try and continue Haiku for as long as possible.

One can only pack and move and re-rearrange so much, right?

Until my return, I bid you farewell. And always, try and find some Happy in your days.

Sincerely,
Madasahatter572

2021 THANK YOU

A 5 AM moment, if i may. i wish to say Thank You to the following for accepting my Haikus of 2020.

FemKu Magazine
IDK Fuji Tanka
Songs Of The Pandemic
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal
Frameless Sky
Moonbathing
Haiku In Action

And another Thank You to the following Facebook pages that allow me to post my daily Haikus that too showcase my variety of poetic writing.

Buds Of Haiku
Haiku Nuggets
Virtual Haiku
Formal Haiku
Our Haiku Shack
The Daily Haiku
Haiku Moments
Haiku In The Time Of Covid
Sharing Haiku Knowledge
NAHAIWRIMO

most recently added are…

Japanese Poetry Garden

2020 (& 2019 BELATED) HOLIDAYS

From Madasahatter572 – I wish You and Yours a Safe and Joyous Holiday greeting…

Felices fiestas y seguro un año nuevo para todas.

joyeuses fêtes et bonne année à tous

a few Holiday Haiku, if i may…

holiday wrapping paper
a thin layer of snow
on the carpet

OR

holiday wrapping paper
i pull back layers of snow
off the carpet

OR

gift boxes
fresh snow
scattered on the floor

MAYBE

falling snowflakes—
tissue paper
taken by the wind

ALSO

tissue paper
stepping out
onto thin ice

AND FINALLY…

tissue paper
watching snowflakes
transform