These poems were written as a response to the current PLACE at Troutswirl, the Haiku Foundation’s blog. The theme this week is HIKING TRAIL. Click here to read the verses chosen.

Rocky Mountain hike
glacier waters streaming
beside our path

sitting down to hear
myself discussed in detail
by the yellow-throats*

*small bright yellow warblers with black masks, lively and very curious
An experience I had one day on a trail through the woods. Dozens gathered on the nearby shrubs to analyze and comment on some aspect of me. 🙂


Hiking Trail Sounds

The newest post at Troutswirl, the Haiku Foundation’s blog, came out this morning. Poet Kathy Munro has been doing a series called A Sense of Place. Each week a different sense is explored. This week the place is hiking trail and the sense is hearing.
Click here to read the haiku verses submitted.

I wrote a number of verses on this subject and am pleased to say one of them has been published. The others I will post on this blog, two by two. Hope you enjoy them.

Waskesiu Lake trail
northern lights sizzle
across the heavens

NOTE: Waskesiu Lake is located in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada. The name means “red deer,” or elk, in the Cree language.

woodland melody
a screaming jay
protests our intrusion

Not every sound you hear in the woods is welcoming and pleasing. 🙂