I'm on vacation in Taos. On the beautiful drive down, I had a series of haiku moments. Writing haiku makes life worthwhile.
lone dark pinon
new mexico mesa
Which goes from focus to field. And here's one that goes the opposite direction:
mountain snow dust
stirs golden valley into
herd of pronghorns
And here's one that's just about how nature reclaims what man makes:
white mountain road
snow snaking parallel
to river below
And just before I stopped for lunch, I saw:
two crows feast
on bloody ball of meat:
And on the long road south of Fort Garland:
beetle in the sand
long straight line between peaks
me on two lane road
And finally, flapping up from a field into the sun, against a backdrop of blinding snow-capped peaks:
until just now
I did not know that ravens
are made of light
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