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Haiku



thin sky lines
spinning suns
on hospital blankets


two washing baskets
reeds loosening
by a bridge


buttercup yellow   the sheen of the sky


in the rain forest,
the whistle of
a tree fall


Sebright bantam
searching for a new lover
in wet farmyard


domestic fly
a monster on the
doll house chandelier


derelict convent –
black and white little bird
on the windowsill


discarded Barbie
water seeping
through her limbs


between the rain clouds,
yellow furze
atop the hill


a pointing spire –
the purples and blues
of the winter sky
 

house deserted –
rhubarb stumps
in the back garden


a potato mound –
old ship sails
keep it dry


a lettuce head
curling to its heart –
the only one unplucked


rainy summer over –
the hatchet handle
loose


on the roof trusses
in the old factory
owls waiting


the Battalion tailor
repairing the suits
nibbled by birds


ladybird hiking
on the road of the blade –
secateurs


dusk thickens
bats disturb
choral evensong


All the haiku have previously been published in magazines and anthologies.

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