From the 1997 Collection
blue canoe ducks drift alongside — in grass a crouched cat pentax pal shot the mountains perfect exposure icy water churns through canyon boulders falls to green pools hands on mountain land my child's feet once knew — ghost house Sierra Buttes lookout metal on crag liquid wind 250 miles north snow striped blue cone — that's Mt. Shasta? down the mountain trail wild chirp in tall cedars — rattler! far below us canyon walls of rock... twice the golden eagle jump stump to stump winding mountain creek the cat springs behind
© 1997 Leslye Layne Russell
Haiku #1, 7, 8, and 9 were published in the
the September 1997 issue of One Dog Press.