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Beware the Bayou

black-water swamps where
moccasins hang from branches
and gators patrol

monster mosquitoes
invade in hoards at twilight
thirsty for fresh blood

at morning's first light
dawn illuminates Cypress
birds announce sunrise

dangerous beauty
in the Wetland wilderness
and all is at peace...

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  1. Date: 8/24/2014 2:49:00 PM
    Just as I picture the bayou to be, Tim. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 4:21:00 PM
    It is not much like my spring, but to each his own. Very descriptive. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 6:33:00 AM
    - Hi Tim, congratulations on your winning poem in the contest "Seasonal Bliss" Sponsored by: Regina Riddle. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 1:33:00 AM
    Lovely haiku depicting the joys of summer, Tim

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Tim, congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:22:00 PM
    a great series to describe that eerie Bayou, Tim. BIG congrats in PD's contest.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 9:20:00 AM
    I love it all..........(well.........perhaps not those monster mosquitos.....SWAT!!) Great series of haikus, Tim......congratulations...I can feel the humidity of the Florida swamps!!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 9:19:00 AM
    My biggest hearty congratulations on your great write and super win my dear friend, Tim! Thank you so much for sharing this marvelous poem of yours! I've greatly enjoyed. Have a blessed day! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:23:00 AM
    Hi congratulations, great haiku Tim and well deserving of a winning spot...I am hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:31:00 PM
    At mornings first light The words of a brilliant man Penned for us to enjoy Congrats on your special win Tim xxx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Well done Tim I am gobsmacked I cant even write one. ....Seren

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Excellent Tim

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:05:00 PM
    Hello Tim, stopping by to thank you for the entry... congrats... hugs and hugs.... LINDA

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 9:47:00 AM
    Hello, Tim..i noticed while looking at your poetry list you where gone for a long time. I for one am glad to see you here again. I see your name around, i read your poems, if i don't comment as much it because I'm just a silly girl (37) to some poets. And out of respect I comment a little and say hi. I think i remember that picture from a place called the poetry pub with John Robbins.. It is very nice to meet you again... (haikus are my favorite form of poetry) I don't know why? I'm glad here in Texas, we don't have bayou's. No need to worry about them moccasins, Oi~ But, them mosquitoes are hunters through out our dry grass and forest. I'm leaving with one last thought * Howdy neighbor!

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 2:25:00 AM
    Exactly the way it is there, Tim. You have captured that ambiane so clearly. Sensational Haiku. Re my sonnet ' A cup of Bitterness', This poem was written about an 81 year old women who, with tears in her eyes, poured her bitterness of lost love out to me after I read her my poem 'Violin' at a book signing event. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 8:13:00 PM
    Well Mr. Ryerson where oh where have u been.. was waiting for u to enter my ADAM in Eden contest... u still have time u know.. enjoy a great Memorial Day Weekend.. I am on vacation down the seashore these past weeks... having a ball and my teeny weeny red bikini..haha.. visual.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 2:52:00 PM
    Twas great to see your comment Tim and hope u are not experiencing the flooding going on like Carolyn told me in FLA.. hope all is well with u .. great Haiku too... think this contest is over right? luv.. from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 8:36:00 AM
    Very nice haiku for me to read this fine morning. Gosh, I haven' heard from you in a while. ARe you ok? gotta get some more new poems up for me to see of yours, Tim!! Let me check and see if there is an oldie I have not seen! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 5:49:00 PM
    so ya knows what star clad is Cher? ;)...You just gave me such a great visit to the swamp! Such beauty! My favorite is verse 3! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 2:29:00 PM
    Guess this could describe either Louisiana or Mississippi, Tim. Actually, even Florida has the monster mosquitos, gators, swamps and wetlands. But it's been a long time since I've seen many cypress trees. They seem to be disappearing. Really enjoyed the imagery in your outstanding haiku series! Love, Carolyn