stolen kisses
barn swallows twitter
in the eaves

—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 29 May 2008 by Mike Farley

    2008-05-29 13:42:01

    Hi, Mike
    it is very nice!

    on the tip of the elm-tree,
    gusher sparrows are hushing.
    the nightingales arrived...

    Wende (wende at duflondesign dot com)
    2008-05-29 14:28:56

    This is so very lovely....sensual, timeless, descriptive--makes me think of three pm that lovely time of day before the magnetic pulls of dusk come on. Congratulations

    2008-05-29 16:38:48

    g'day Mike

    This was lovely to wake up to on this wet day on the mountain top; it took me back to my youth.

    Peace and Love

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-05-29 17:57:33

    michael, here i thought i was alone, once more; observing birds, from many species, seemingly oblivious to my stolen kisses, with kisses of their own...


    ruffling of feathers--
    her hand
    rakes through my hair

    2008-06-05 10:15:09

    This is tender and delightful!

    Bernard Gieske (bvgieske at insightbb dot com)
    2008-10-17 06:13:40

    Helps recall some of my youghtful experiences on the farm. Your bio helps me appreciate another part of our country so far and so different from my neighborhood.