Notes found on the refrigerator…June 14th.-16th. 2020 QUAR

05 Jul

June 14th. 2020 QUAR (Sunday)

            Loneliness has been good company. It has allowed me to play solitaire with joy and frustration. And eventually urges me to water the plants, for better company.

Old man in the field

Tall grass welcomes summer breeze

Car honks going by

June 15th. 2020 QUAR

Social Distancing to save lives seems to be reasonable:

     People seem to be gathering in a lightning storm without being grounded. I saw a bunch of them lined up to get an ice cream cone carrying bottled water. Holy shit! Watch out for the lightning.

     Traffic was buzzing as I was leaving off the coast of Rye as I exhale coastal air; heading back to the mountains of Sandwich NH to inhale the rivers, ponds, and lakes. It is different “air”, but here in New Hampshire, neither would exist without the other.

     I didn’t speedup, nor had to use my brakes too often, on my way home.

life is in color

each one has its own nature

mindful in the eye


June 16th 2020 QUAR

     Father’s day is looming in between the sun and clouds. Each day, as I remember, was a celebration of love and birth.

Life is ongoing

Breaks the ground for a new born

Blooming where planted


     I set out to explore an overgrown garden that a previous tenant had started. It still is a beautiful space that someone had lovingly taken care of. Flowers pop up any where they want- in between the tall grass and other nomadic residents.

     I put on tick and mosquito repellent then sat down re-thinking my reason for wanting to walk in there. Starring into the old overgrown garden, I saw a path that seem to be inviting me. I got up and walked though it not disturbing anything.

“Let it be” they sang

summer shines before winter

clearing mind and breath


 QUAR Notes: [Haibun Journal]




Posted by on July 5, 2020 in Haibun, Haiku, Quarantine QUAR


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12 responses to “Notes found on the refrigerator…June 14th.-16th. 2020 QUAR

  1. purplepeninportland

    July 7, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Felt like I was looking at a daily journal. Wonderful!


  2. sanaarizvi

    July 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    I love your fridge notes! They provide such a deep insight and understanding of life. 💝


  3. Susie Clevenger

    July 7, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us…I started a Covid journal, but it didn’t last long


  4. Kestril Trueseeker

    July 6, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Such sweet snippets of life



    July 6, 2020 at 8:53 am

    That is solitaire when the plants are your companions. Mine are the birds at the feeder. Let it be was my favorite.


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    July 5, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I enjoyed all these. Very mindful and in-the-moment. (It’s cold here in the other half of the world; the plants are watered now and then, but not weeded!)


  7. Helen Dehner

    July 5, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Each of these tells a story, together they reveal a life! Love this poetry and thank you for leaving a comment on my first ever poetry post! See you in September…..


  8. magicalmysticalteacher

    July 5, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I’m glad someone else “out there” thinks that plants are good company too. Water away!


  9. Sherry Marr

    July 5, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    I felt right there with you, observing. I especially love the watering of plants for company. This past week I finally put some blooming things in pots on my balcony. I go out several times a dat to watch their progress. They make good company, as do the hummingbirds, so numerous right now they need their own air traffic control as they flock the feeders. Stay safe, kiddo. It is always a delight to read you.


  10. Beverly Crawford

    July 5, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    How interesting to feel privy to your journal of daily activities! It sounds as if it would be an entertaining read in a shady spot on a lazy afternoon!


  11. gillena cox

    July 5, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Luv your little fridge notes. Pandemic isolation too can urge us to doing little grateful things adding joy to loneliness

    Thanks for dropping by my sumie Sundsy today.



  12. skippy manning

    July 5, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    June Vacation. What
    an inspiring time to write
    hakus and bansai stuff



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