Tag Archives: haiku

lounging in light blue

From August 25, 2011, "Birds on a wire" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

lounging in light blue,
the wire’s eyes watch over all  —
time enough for change

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!

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seeking summer shade

From August 22, 2011, "Horse in the early evening" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

seeking summer shade,
mites find a horse-shaped shadow —
sunset glows like snow

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


from high, ripe tables

From August 9, 2011, "On top of Table Butte" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

from high, ripe tables
the whole world seems edible —
rocks crunch under boot

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


sun-lights spill, drowning

From August 6, 2011, "Oil Derrick" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

sun-lights spill, drowning
the digging ground in white heat —
black blood bubbles up

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


in blue times or gold

From July 30, 2011, "Clover, Cowboy, Sunset" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

in blue times or gold,
clovers cannot overcome —
all go to pasture

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


warm wind stirs her face

From July 16, 2011, "Lake Sakakawea Sunset" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

warm wind stirs her face,
spills her body ‘cross the land —
Lake Filled-With-Roses

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


mum green surroundings

From July 6, 2011, "Clover, hills and rider" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

mum green surroundings
hide the rider’s clover rush —
gold hills go, hoooooooh…hummmmm…

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


white light from a star

Happy belated 4th of July, y’all!  Just to let you know, we’re all back in our various homes away from ND homes and slaving away on the W.A.N.D. Chronicles.  It was unfortunate that we couldn’t update more from the road, but I’m sure the anticipation is building for the whole story to come out. We’re compiling our journals in the next couple weeks so hopefully we’ll have some journal excerpts to share soon.  But until then, there’s always more nodaiku!

From July 4, 2011, "Sailboat" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

white light from a star
stripes the blue with rows of rose —
a flag waits to wave

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


the lipstick beetle

From June 24, 2011, "Lady" by Jessie Veeder Scofield

the lipstick beetle
works her way up a long blade —
lady of earth, sky

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The Nodaiku Project is a weekly series of North Dakota-themed haiku poetry, featuring a new haiku poem by Jeremy Bold based on one of Jessie Veeder Scofield’s photographs from her ranch in western North Dakota.  See more of Jessie’s photography at Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Daily Photos and find more of nodaiku poems by The Blank Rectangle here at The Blank Rectangle: Nodaiku or by following us on Twitter (@blankrectangle).  Click the “Sign me up!” button on the right to get email updates from The Blank Rectangle!


Writing on the Road

I have to say, even for an obsessive writer like myself, I have found it difficult to keep up the habit on this trip. Trouble is that our crew has had such a good vibe so far on this trip (whiling away the miles by quoting movies, singing pop songs, making campfires and marveling at the many sights of Western ND – what every good road trip should be) that the thoughts which so often wreak havoc in my head have quieted down. It makes me realize how often I am wrapped up in observing the world, conceptualizing it, trying to describe it in words. The experience is a raw experience this time around, and I’m trying to appreciate that while I can, and just keep spare notes on things that I must elaborate on when I more bored and need to fictionalize some excitement into my normal life.

So this post is in hopes I do better keeping those notes for the rest of the trip and put something really great together for the WAND Chronicles, which I’ll be working on when I get back to NYC. The good news is that I have been able to keep up with the nodaikus, which are crucial little images for reminding myself of what it is like to be out here. Hope you haven’t been missing the Weekly Nodaiku posts too much, but if you have, here’s a recent image for the road.

hike, sun-spattered morn
collapse in a copse of trees —
rain passes over


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