In My Back Yard
The view out the back door
A (Low) Tech Perspective


Several Haikus. I've been playing with this form, and currently am really drawn to it. I like the constraint, in fact, and the rules I guess. The first two are counted by syllable; 5, 7, 5. The last four are not so rigid though: I did not want to count by syllable, and so I counted by a softer measure, beats, or some other rhythmic measure that only exists in my mind.

Carefully laid bricks
Will never stop the grass, small
Blades unsheathed in praise

Mother, daughter, father, son
Mounds of laundry grow

Devices by our coffee
Occasionally we look up to see. What?
Computers everywhere, and envy

Outside, bright autumn sun
Coffee and crusty bread, cold meat
Pause. Just long enough

Bright sun, beautiful day
Many pretty things to see
My screen bright enough?

Gauzy mat (square) of cloud
High above yellow-green leaves
Scattered sun, hot, cold



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