Mike Farley writes from Red Lodge, Montana, where he
lives with his wife Shirlee on a hay and cattle ranch. He is 63 and
has six grown kids and twelve grandkids.
poetry is rich with the images of the mountains, plains, weather
and animals with which
he is daily surrounded.
is not yet published and was introduced to the artform only last
November by fellow haijin and long-time
friend, Darrell Byrd.
only to melt
on a warmer earth
in the dog's water bowl
ranch for sale
stair-steps of late sunlight
down the five-rail fence
swims at night
a soft curl of fog
over the ridgetop