dusty road--
Grizzly hair
in the barbed wire

—Mike Farley

About the author: I live with my wife Shirlee on a cattle ranch near the little ski town of Red Lodge, Montana, and have been loving and writing haiku for several years now. I draw my inspiration from the images of the high-plains, mountains, weather, wildlife, livestock, ranch work and outdoor recreation which surround me daily.

Responses to the haiku for 20 September 2006 by Mike Farley

    2006-09-20 10:01:40

    Wow. I'm there. I know that spot! Thanks.

    2006-09-20 10:21:03

    I'm afraid all we might see in England is some sheep hair caught in the barbed wire, although there's the occasional sightings of wildcat!

    Enjoyed the haiku, even the bear.

    BK Dickerhoof
    2006-09-20 13:22:44

    I know this feeling, Mike. I live (and hike) in the Colorado mountains...

    Elk carcass steams
    lion signs Displayed
    hair on my neck stands up

    2006-09-20 13:28:45

    Mike, words creating a minds image... well done_!
    _From the pap I've scribbled in past years, a remote parallel.

    old hadrians walk
    stone on stone
    fox hair lingers

    Ed Schwellenbach
    2006-09-20 19:01:40

    I always enjoy your poems, Mike. This one is no exception!

    spring fields
    a piece of a skaterís jeans
    in the barbed wire

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-09-20 19:55:29

    winter's first snowflakes
    swirling through the air
    white fluffy dandelion

    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2006-09-21 09:29:28

    Great ku! My compliments!

    mike farley
    2006-09-22 11:10:40

    Thank you all for your comments! They are inspiring to me.

    2009-10-03 19:47:16

    cry of a cicada
    tonight unseen
    silent firefly