moon shadows--
the elk herd bedded down
by the highway

—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 10 October 2006 by Mike Farley

    2006-10-10 09:30:01

    'moon shadows' really does it for me!

    myron lysenko
    2006-10-10 09:45:17

    oh, yes - Mike i enjoy the haiku you often post here, altho i don't usually respond to them. but the atmosphere and internal thoughtd this one gave to me made me respond.

    nicely done, mate!

    2006-10-10 14:52:19

    I enjoyed reading "Moon Shadows." I didn't know haiku was so popular in the U.S. I love the form.

    Bill Kenney
    2006-10-10 19:00:00

    Moon shadows, elk herd, highway--what a combination!

    mike farley
    2006-10-10 19:19:07

    Thank you Alan, Myron and Bill. I need and enjoy your reactions and comments.

    Jude Victor
    2006-10-10 20:56:16

    I liked it a lot. It was like a good photograph, clear and moving.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-10-12 04:31:03

    harvest moon...
    even the bat shadow
    seems to be in flight

    ed markowski
    2008-02-07 16:38:51


    i wanted to thank you for you comments on my most recent pieces.

    ed markowski

    full moon
    the black water
    of an ice fishing hole

    2009-10-18 07:53:40

    full moon
    brightens this autumn night--
    mind shadows