on foggy days

each rock makes promises

broken by waves


David Trudel    (c) 2014




in silence

a leaf falls

through the light



David Trudel   © 2014





red roses scattered

the shore a silent witness

gulls overhead



David Trudel       © 2014





a low flying vulture

considers his options

my eyes, shaded



David Trudel   © 2014






5 Haikus



leaves growing green

deeper than lost shadows

birdsong soundtrack



bleached driftwood sleeping

blanketed by swaying grass

a chorus of frogs



the pull of the beach

an ocean mesmereized

toes curl in the sand



blossoms punctuate

this animated landscape

spring revelation



intertidal echoes

resonate against the sand

gulls soar overhead



David Trudel   © 2014





waiting for moonrise

a heron creeps the tideline

pulling a promise



David Trudel   © 2014





rain beats a blue song

from clouds rubbing shoulders

your smile, a sunbeam



David Trudel   © 2014





Hat Parade

playfully the wind

pulls the bowler from my head

pirouetting I snatch it back


edges softened

by ten gallons of rain

broad enough for a dry neck


this hotel lobby

has many ways to spend money

I gamble on a hat


autumn is perfect

for sacrificial wicker

Brooks Brothers throwback


in Montreal for work

I find a shrine for hats

Borsalino paradise


on a forest walk

spiders fall from overhead

evading swallows


I don’t wear ballcaps

give me a fedora instead

it rains, I smile


at the front door

I ponder which hat to wear

children laugh outside


unleashed, her hair

flies triumphantly up

a golden crown


woven cedar strips

bridging cultures and form

one more seagull target



crisp brim unmistakable

it’s the police


I find a feather

its beauty calls me skyward

to mourn lost flocks



David Trudel   © 2014






snowmen bleed out

flooding paths with memories

smiles return to earth



David Trudel   © 2014





raindrops ripcord

into snowflakes stuttering

frozen hearts thaw

David Trudel  © 2014

tethered wind surfers

fly plunging between currents

lone footprints in sand

David Trudel   (c)  2014

against darkness

the flashlight beam freezes

snowflakes dancing

David Trudel   ©  2014

Haiku – January 16

in darkness I wake

to the light of your soul

illuminating mine

David Trudel   ©  2014

Haiku – January 2

perching, a cormorant

is a question on the water

marking time and place

David Trudel   © 2014

Haiku – November 2

wind revealed

dancing leaves swirl

others stay attached

David Trudel  ©  2013

Haiku – September 27

standing here hill still

stalked by a premonition

of movement to come

David Trudel   ©  2013

Haiku – August 13


My thoughts slow to a trickle


David Trudel    © 2013

Haiku – July 10

Artery opened

Instructed not to keyboard

I use my left hand

David Trudel   © 2013

Haiku – June 19

I hold back my tears

No need to open floodgates

Inside, I’m crying

David Trudel  ©  2013

Haiku – June 15

Calm simplicity

Becomes a revelation

Now tranquility

David Trudel   © 2013

Haiku – May 18

One tumble away

From being picked the heart waits

To become unlocked

David Trudel    ©  2013

Haiku – May 1st

Tranquil in calmness

Unfretted and unburdened

Serenity now

David Trudel   © 2013


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Wind sprites dervish randomly

Trees bend branches close

David Trudel   © 2013

Image taken by the author, Beaver Lake, using an iPhone 3G


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