December 23, 2011


Days of Christmas





Words and image by Dan Hardison
Image: Collage from old Christmas wrapping paper



December 16, 2011


Walking the Path




Cinquin and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Cookeville, Tennessee


Cinquin, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010

December 2, 2011


Last Leaf Hanging On




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Image: color woodblock print


World Haiku Association, November 2011

November 11, 2011


Crooked is the Road




Tanka and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Cookeville, Tennessee



Tanka, Magnapoets - Issue 8, July 2011


November 4, 2011


Whispers in the Wind




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Cookeville, Tennessee


World Haiku Association, October 2011

October 21, 2011


The Dancer Bows




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Mixed media



Haiku, Sketchbook Haiku Thread- Sep/Oct 2010


October 14, 2011


Morning




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Jan/Feb 2011

October 8, 2011


The Air Echoing




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Balsam, North Carolina


World Haiku Association, September 2011

September 23, 2011


Summer Departs




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Cookeville, Tennessee



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Sep/Oct 2010


September 16, 2011


Nature is Singing




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Fort Fisher, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, August 2011



September 9, 2011


Daydreams Wandering



Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Bald Head Island, North Carolina


Simply Haiku, Summer 2011

September 2, 2011


Nature's Stained Glass



Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Callaway Gardens - Pine Mountain, Georgia


Simply Haiku, Summer 2011

August 19, 2011


Old Song Playing




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Summer 2011


August 12, 2011


Through the Window




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Summer 2011


August 5, 2011


Desire for Flight




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, July 2011



July 29, 2011


Always



In memory:
Raymond Stephens
Joyce Padgett


Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Brookgreen Gardens - Murrells Inlet, SC



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010


July 22, 2011


Thank You Lord




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010


July 15, 2011


Acceptance




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Pine Mountain, Georgia



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Mar/Apr 2011


July 8, 2011


Down the Mountain


the road
makes its decline
twisting, turning, falling
down the mountain to the valley
below
when suddenly the road straightens
and there is gratitude
because you have
arrived


— Dan Hardison


Photo by Dan Hardison
Grandfather Mountain, Western North Carolina



Butterfly Cinquain, Sketchbook - Mar/Apr 2011

June 24, 2011


Promises Fulfilled




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Dillsboro, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, July 2010



June 17, 2011


Aha




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Mar/Apr 2011


June 10, 2011


Dewy Rose




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, May 2011


June 3, 2011


Childhood Adventures



As a child, I loved to climb trees. Every tree presented a challenge and the higher you could climb the greater the feeling of accomplishment. There was a thrill to look down through the branches to the ground, or out across the surrounding area.

A favorite tree was one of the tallest in the woods where we played. It was not a particular challenge to climb, but the top opened up like a giant bird’s nest. Once there, you could stretch out and watch the clouds go by. That is until the day there was a loud crack . . . the tree shook . . . and then came crashing to the ground – with three of us in it.

It is interesting how we tend to lose our sense of adventure, as we get older. Perhaps we trade our carefree sense of wonder for the knowledge that comes with age.

an innocent face
filled with curiosity –
the squirrel watching me

— Dan Hardison


Photo by Dan Hardison
Wilmington, North Carolina



Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - April 2011, vol 7 no 1



May 27, 2011


Patience




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Mar/Apr 2011


May 20, 2011


Radiant Stillness




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Balsam, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, April 2011


May 13, 2011


Raining




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Red Clay State Park, East Tennessee



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010



May 6, 2011


Miss Lizzie



She lived near the middle of town in a broken-down house, isolated and alone. A six-foot fence of chicken wire kept strangers at bay. Covered windows kept out light and prying eyes. The yard was overgrown and no one knew if the tombstones in the front yard were memorials or actual gravesite markers.

People knew her only as Miss Lizzie and could not remember how long she had lived there or anything else about her. It was rare to get a glimpse of her, so she was regarded as eccentric and mysterious.

They now know she was 88 years old after she was found dead lying just inside the front door. So is this what happens when you outlive family and friends, and no one notices when you die?

windows growing dark
with shadows stretching longer –
disappearing light

— Dan Hardison

Photo by Dan Hardison
Maury County, Tennessee



Haibun, Contemporary Haibun Online - April 2011, vol 7 no 1


April 22, 2011


Waves Break




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Sep/Oct 2010


April 15, 2011


Sky of Sorrow




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010


April 8, 2011


Eastertide




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, March 2011


April 1, 2011


Gentle Knowing




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2011


March 26, 2011


Winter




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Jan/Feb 2011


March 18, 2011


Memories Fading




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina



World Haiku Association, September 2010


March 11, 2011


The Afghan




Cinquain and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Cinquain, Sketchbook - Nov/Dec 2010


March 4, 2011


Dreams of Summer




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, February 2011


February 25, 2011


The Glistening Air




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Winter 2011


February 18, 2011


Rendered in White




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Winter 2011


February 11, 2011


Friendships Never Die




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Winter 2011


February 4, 2011


Stirrings of Winter




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



World Haiku Association, January 2011


January 28, 2011


Magic in the Air




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Winter 2011


January 21, 2011


From Dream to Dream




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Wilmington, North Carolina



Simply Haiku, Winter 2011


January 14, 2011


Celtic Journey




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
mixed media



January 7, 2011


Ghost Scents in Winter




Haiku and image by Dan Hardison
Photo: Rock Island State Park, Eastern Tennessee



World Haiku Association, March 2010