Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Robert Demaree- haiku/senryu


Big Birds

Blackbird, grackle, crow,
Each one bigger than the last
On the finch feeder.


The loon’s mournful call,
Long descent into water:
Dinner on the pond.


Gray squirrels and chipmunks
Prowl beneath the bird feeder:
Leftovers for lunch


Hummingbird hovers,
Much energy expended:
One gulp of nectar.


Two male goldfinches,
Handsome but sloppy eaters:
Meaties on the ground.



Waiting for the bus,
Joey and I toss the ball:
Elderly tight end.

Second Career

Aging consultant
Continues to give advice,
No longer charges.

Birthday Card

Looking for a card:
Humorous, age seventy;
Not finding any.

Senior Members

Men I barely knew
At Kiwanis on walkers
And then not at all.

Address File

Cleaning up the e-mail list:
Deleting duplicates, the disaffected,
Those known in a previous life,
Those moved on to the next.

Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, April 2007, and  Mileposts, October 2009, both published by Beech River Books, and Things He Thought He Already Knew, published online in 2007 by Slow Trains. The winner of the 2007 Conway, N.H., Library Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. He has had over 600 poems published or accepted by 130 periodicals. For further information see http://www.demareepoetry.blogspot.com 

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