in praise of small things

haiku by christopher anthony leibow

from her silence

from her silence
one perfect lotus

With his tongue

With his tongue out
the little boy

catching snowflakes

first snowfall

first snowfall
two cups of tea
on a bedside table

gust of wind

Gust of wind.
The snow’s silence broken
by the hermit’s wind bells.

the puppy barks

the puppy barks
at the puppet
half out of the box

dark winter sea

dark winter sea
the lonely ringing
of a buoy

the old man shovels snow

the old man
shoveling snow
black bird on a wire