by Tanya McDonald, Russell McDonald, and Michael Dylan Welch
Winner of an honourable mention in the 2009 Haiku Poets of Northern California rengay contest. In commenting on this rengay, judge Billie Wilson wrote that “‘Spiralling Down’ has wonderful links/shifts and superb images.”First published in Mariposa, 2010. Also published in Tidepools: Haiku On Gabriola (Gabriola, British Columbia: Pacific-Rim Publishers, 2011). See my introduction to the book. Written 26 July 2009 while driving from Gabriola Island to Duncan, British Columbia.
long weekend over
a maple key
spiraling down Tanya
a pale green acorn
sprouts from the nurse log Russell
freshly sliced watermelon
the retired mayor
spits the farthest Michael
over the fallen thistle sock Tanya
cottonwood fuzz drifts
through the loft window Russell
of the dandelion Michael
Written 26 July 2009 while driving from Gabriola Island to Duncan, British Columbia.