Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Sober Celebration

As the ball rises,
People celebrate new year,
-old problems remain.

Copyright 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Rising Chorus

Man selling Spare Change,
Giving a voice to town's poor
-journal of the times.

Copyright 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Marathon Reading

Man in library,
Coming to the final stretch
-then to next novel.

Copyright 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

We Were Waiting For...?

Yearned for through year,
Christmas presents now seem old
-not even noon yet.

Copyright 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Silence Before The Storm

Christmas tree is lit,
Many wrapped presents waiting
-tommorrow, chaos.

Copyright 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

One Dickens Of A Christmas

Child on Santa's lap,
What would you like for christmas?
-my daddy's job back.

Copyright 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Eve Thoughts

Little elves working,
Thinking of children playing
-do they have homes though?

Copyright 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Now, If I Just Had A Carrot....

During winter storm,
I worked to make a new friend
-season's first snowman.

Copyright 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Winter Day

Power lines blown down,
People sit by fire talking
-one snow storm blessing.

Copyright 2008

Polar Desert
by Edward S. Gault

White roofs.
The trees,
Their limbs burdened with snow,
Sag to the ground.

The train tracks
Stretch across the frozen ground
Toward the horizon,
Then vanish-

Snow gusts.
The pond
Covered with a thick sheet of ice,
Is like a sanctuary
For all life beneath -
quiet reigns.
Like arrows,
Icicles hanging from the wires
Point the way.
The sun triumphs,

Snow glistens.


One Single Impression: A Winter Day

Friday, December 19, 2008

Murphy's Christmas Haiku #48

Finally found it,
Just the right gift, such low price!
-Alarm clock ringing.

Copyright 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Late One Night

Time slowly goes by,
Scenarios cross my mind
-waiting, waiting, wait...

Copyright 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Child's Delight

First snow of season,
Frosting blankets trees and grass
-promise of much more.

Copyright 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Reading pulp fiction,
Cloak and dagger on commute
-at work, just daggers.

Copyright 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Out There

Checkered flag came down,
The crowd went wild shouting
-day at snail races.

Copyright 2008

One Single Impression: Distractions

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Late Mail

Poet sleeps on couch,
With the computer nearby
-waiting on the muse.

Copyright 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Early Commute Blues

On frigid morning,
Crowd boards train, huddles in seats
-then new crowd gathers.

Copyright 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Poetic Dosing

At the artist's loft,
The poet reads in voice soft
-tender dreams of verse.

Copyright 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #47

After long train ride,
I finally arrive home!
-my keys locked inside.

Copyright 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sunrise Express

On the morning train,
Small girl's head on Papa's lap
-last wink before school.

Copyright 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Apocalypse Now?

"Infidels must die!"
Said the high priest, hand raised
-holding a test tube.

Copyright 2008

(News Item: Gov. Panel warns of a probable nuclear/biological attack by 2013)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Who's in Charge?

Papa follows close,
Little girl skipping down walk
-teaching him to live.

Copyright 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Winter Cometh

Leaves have blown off trees,
Sun weaves through overcast skies
-early December.

Copyright 2008