Native Star by Stan Renfro
Two collections of poetry by Stan Renfro
All in Orbit by Stan Renfro

Jemez Springs Haiku



Jemez Springs, the town,

Is essentially

Ensconsed in a volcano.


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San Diego Canyon

Has volatile sides,

Sloping up from Hades.


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Volcano gradient to

Canyon rims,

I hike for panorama.


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Moon over ramparts

Paling into dawn,

The canyon turning on...


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Nest swallows fly in moonlight

Around the bathhouse gables.

Sprinklers spit.


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A town may offer bathing

If centered by

A simmering geyser.


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Too bad tamarisk bushes

Line the river now.

Cut them, for cottonwoods.


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Portal to the underworld,

Soda Dam, no wonder

Cars stop there.


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Graffiti on its sides,

Floods may top its form

Gushing down the canyon.


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A catholic canyon,

Jemez Springs dwells

In inclusivity.


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Light through the flag

On his portico,

The Legionnaire entertains.


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Glen, put your "Thank you" sign

Beside the "Bump" one

On Mooney Road, for thanks.


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Vine grows on the "Dead End" sign

But Mooney is a through street

To heaven.


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Not many folk can sweep up

Fallen apples in porch shade

In summer.


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Festivals of music

And Forth of July parades

Ordain the town.


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I am in the elks' club

Without shedding horns.

My horn is a pencil.




— Stan Renfro