Saturday, August 11, 2007

alabama

-

fishing th'tombigbee,

his sultry prison 'f a town's

million miles away
(11-14)






kudzu chokes back road,
ominous warning posted:
go back to mobile
(4-10)






clanton tourists' tale -

came hundreds 'f miles in this heat

to pay our respects
(11-14)





good manners steeping,
iced tea, mint, lemon, sugar -
sweet heart of dixie
(7-05)






nice fiddle ya got
come up blount mount'n, he says - got
folks play all summer
(8-05)






trowbridge egg n' olive -
iced tea to cool the tongue, from
florence gossip's sting
(4-10)






fairhope maiden's wish -
her own front porch, summer read,
someone to talk to
(4-10)






old yankee hat on
rider, old 'bama clay in
truck, fall sky outside
(8-05)





'bama fans trashing
auburn streets - college prank, 'cept
they aren't in college
(1-13)






confederate flag,
united we stand sticker-
'bama football day
(8-05)





dothan laundromat -
young boy, inconsolable
saw santa drinking
(1-13)






road forks in mobile -
cut north to face family,
or winter on gulf
(4-10)





caden temple gift,
from shrimper's wife to buddha -
new year's storm hits gulf
(4-10)






eastbound at grand bay,
epiph'ny wind - unprepared,
for dawn's light'n her eyes
(4-10)







space heater, packed church -
sand mountain snakes stay in box,
amens all around
(2-14)






plain old city bus,
a mid-winter way to work -
selma's reflection
(4-10)





ain't been this cold in
gadsden, she says, since th'war of
northern aggression
(8-05)






not much to see here,
grim march rain's soaking florence,
blues in muscle shoals
(9-08)





from montgom'ry west,

spring dawn wakens th'countryside,

ir'n rails sing f'r freedom
(11-14)




rains pound birmingham,
bright unmatched sock - another
laundromat easter
(1-14)

2 Comments:

At 2:14 PM, Blogger barb michelen said...

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At 9:04 AM, Blogger Morty Sklar said...

Have only read "Alabama" so far, but LOVELY, and the links in the haiku are a bonus.

 

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