Smooth as silent glass
Water bends beneath webbed feet
Darkness rims the day
Haiku and photos by Sandi Fleming, October 2014
All photos were taken with an iPhone 5. “Return to Connemara” copyrighted ©2014 by Sandra Fleming.
For Irish readers, Connemara is the name of Carl Sandburg’s home in Flat Rock, North Carolina. An American poet and writer, Sandburg won the Pulitzer Prize three times. Today, his house is a National Historic Site, which I wrote about in a September post. On Sunday afternoon, my husband, son, and I went to Connemara for a short hike–short, because it was after 5:00 by the time we arrived and beginning to grow dark. As the light faded, so did my hopes of fall color photos. Even so, I could see why Sandburg found this peaceful setting conducive to his writing.