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Monday, May 4, 2015

10 haiku

I'm facilitating today on the Western Slope of Colorado. This is from my lovely drive yesterday from Castle Rock through Colorado Springs, Canyon City, Salida, Gunnison, to Montrose.

Colorado hills
triplets and arpeggios
melody of rock

rising to the pass
rising to the lightning and
rising to the rain

suddenly between
avocado pinon and
black cloud - gleaming snow

radio sputters
into static and river
road turns to whitecaps

on mountain's north side
white carpet glimpsed through the green
snow under the pines

white-green valley wet
beneath gray-blue horizon:
late afternoon pearls

black cattle lying
in the short blonde grasses and
just looking around

a core of red rock
is covered over with creased
mounds of earth and grass 

skinny little bird
struts across the highway just
above Beaver Creek

skeletons of trees
rise white from the blue waters
of Black Canyon lake

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