Adelaide B. ShawAdelaide B. Shaw

Born 1936 in New Haven, CT, USA
Residing in Millbrook, NY, USA
Adelaide B. Shaw has been writing haiku, haibun, tanka, senryu and photo haiga for several years. Her book, An Unknown Road, a Kanterman award winner for 2009, is available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. She lives with her husband in Millbrook, NY.
URL: http://www.adelaide-whitepetals.blogspot.com




 

screaming child
the patience I show
for one not my own

 

splashes in a pool
the neighbor’s party
spills into my yard

 

Miami winter
migratory birds
flock to the beach

 

block long yard sale
Saturday traffic
is stop and shop

 

antique car show
cool cars
hot prices

 

heat mirage
at the end of the mowed lawn
a cold beer

 

earrings with no mates
I contemplate setting
a new fashion

 

road detour
turning off the GPS
to get lost

 

a dream lover
at my age I blush
in my sleep

 

some cooling at dusk
the party hostess
serves me last

 

elbow to elbow
with Christmas shoppers
summoning good will

 

turkey leftovers–
that Thanksgiving feeling
rehashed

 

family photos
of old mustached women–
checking the mirror

 

cataracts gone
the mirror tells me
my true age