John W. Wisdom

Born in Tampa, Florida, USA
Living in South Sarasota, Florida, USA
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moonlight swim –
her hair lengthens
with the first stroke

 Modern Haiku

 

whistling winds
a view of the gulf
through a knot hole

 Modern Haiku

 

pebbled path . . .
a red wagon filled
with soda bottles

 The Heron's Nest

 

wind-blown sky . . .
a dragonfly balances
on the clothes line

 The Heron's Nest

 

windless night
a ripe tomato
drops from the vine

The Heron's Nest

 

moonlit pier . . .
the sparkle of fish scales
on calloused hands

 Modern Haiku

 

moonlit pond . . .
a new ringlet
with each rain drop

 The Heron's Nest

 

sunset fades . . .
the zigzag flight
of linked dragonflies

The Heron's Nest

 

heat lightning . . .
the first drop of sweat
on her chin

The Heron's Nest

 

gathering clouds
a rainbow of colors
on the pigeon's neck

Modern Haiku

 

gathering dusk . . .
rooftop to treetop
the echo of crows

 The Heron's Nest

 

searing heat . . .
a passing bus stirs
the rows of cotton

 The Heron's Nest

 

last day of school . . .
a girl standing in the surf
lifts her dress

Modern Haiku

 

the slow turn
of a barber's pole . . .
afternoon heat

The Heron's Nest

 

bedtime story . . .
my grandfather's fingers
touching the Braille

The Heron's Nest