frosty morning--
the foal watches its mother
nudge my pocket

—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 16 March 2007 by Mike Farley

    Gosia Zamorska
    2007-03-16 11:13:28

    I like it. It's cold, but the foal is conscious and You are conscious.

    2007-03-16 14:47:32

    There are warm scenes even on the coldest days. I like your haiku, Mike.

    2007-03-17 08:22:25

    Mike, I like this_!
    _Sure it's frosty... but too, I see the foal learning and categorizing by watching mom's nudge.

    vest pocket
    in the foal's index
    sugar cubes

    brett brady (bcb at flex dot com)
    2007-03-18 03:57:29

    a very "yes" haiku... lovely to be sure, and a moment-of-the-moment truth which leaves us an inner warmth regardless of the cold exterior...

    spilling branch to branch
    a feathering of snowflakes...
    the jays in a snit

    mike farley
    2007-03-18 16:53:34

    thank you. carrots and apple slices to you all as well.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-03-19 07:23:51

    fading twilight-
    yet, her clear eyes
    after 50 years
    still sparkle

    2007-03-22 15:19:58

    Mike, there's something so warm
    and real about this've
    captured it beautifully!