Focus on a Sign of Spring #Haiku #poem #poetry #insect #spring

First roly poly
Creeps from the thawing compost
A true sign of spring

by Kate Rauner




Pill bugs, roly polies or doodle bugs – much nicer names than woodlouse

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Just When You Think Everything’s Under Control #haiku #poem #poetry #cat #cutecat

I lost control of my scheduel again this week. We’ve been laying a new bamboo floor, and had to deal with a kitty-cat lumpectomy, too. Yes, that’s Harvey, my cover model for Glory on Mars.

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y we have to go to vet?
humans are so strange

by Kate Rauner as inspired by Harvey, who suffered for this poem




glory-ebook-267x400UPDATE: For 2017 I’ve put out a new book cover for Glory on Mars. It’s more science-fiction-y (I hope) and less quirky. So Harvey can retire from his modeling career – but to tell you the truth, he doesn’t seem to care much.



Beauty in the Bone #Haiku #nature #Poem #poetry

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Buried under flesh and fur
Beauty of the bones

Here in the forests of New Mexico’s mountains, we all come across interesting bones. Everyone has a few on their porch.

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Grass #haiku #nature #poem #poetry #autumn #writing

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Flap against my fingertips
On an autumn stroll


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Each drop drizzles through my hands
Soon to sleep in snow




We Mocks Ur Gravity #cute #cat #poem #poetry #cats #haiku

All kittens can fly
Gravity waits patiently
Till they’re old and fat




Spring Melt #Haiku #poem #poetry #spring

Spring time melts the snow
Icy threads weave through dark pine
Braiding white with black

By Kate Rauner

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My recent trip through National Parks in the American Southwest has inspired several haiku. This poem and image are from Sequoia.

Cliff Dwelling #haiku #poem #poetry #NewMexicoTrue

Ancient eyes have watched
Hands long gone build up stone walls
Where children once laughed.

By Kate Rauner

I’ve been traveling National Park sites in the American Southwest – which inspires haiku. It’s the national park system’s 100th anniversary, but anytime is a good time to visit.

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Gila Cliff Dwellings