November 2003, Volume 1, Number 5

 

Mike Farley

Mike Farley writes from Red Lodge, Montana, where he lives with his wife Shirlee on a hay and cattle ranch. He is 63 and has six grown kids and twelve grandkids.

Mike's poetry is rich with the images of the mountains, plains, weather and animals with which he is daily surrounded.

He is not yet published and was introduced to the artform only last November by fellow haijin and long-time friend, Darrell Byrd.

only to melt
on a warmer earth
spring snow

sweltering -
a goldfinch
in the dog's water bowl

ranch for sale
stair-steps of late sunlight
down the five-rail fence

rippled reflection
shy moon
swims at night

sleeping cat
a soft curl of fog
over the ridgetop

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