Friday 10 February 2017

Haiku 18

Is it possible
To have too many haiku?
Me, I don't think so.

If I could under- 
stand what the purpose is for 
I might just do them.NK

Smells wintry. Just needs 
A dash of Esso Blue and 
Whiff of anthracite.LF

It’s always the paws
of the lynx that
fill me with awe.Anna Feruglio Dal Dan

Deer across the river – 
heard a woodpecker and spied 
a nameless bird of prey 
at the junction of two streams. 

Elephant seal sleepover. 
The weird sky with the tiny red sun 
Is due to smoke from forest fires.‏@marcusfairs

It's the weekend baby, 
you know what that means. 
Time to buy precisely one courgette on the way home 
because you're an adult I guess.@RopesToInfinity

I have discovered an interesting toadstool, 
the colour of natural beeswax, 
shaped like a small bowl 
and about three inches across. I shall look it up.

Unfortunately it has been growing 
on the bathroom carpet.

Tricia has gone to buy
Root veg and cream cakes.
I’m in the car
Listening to Akhnaten.AJB

The stormwater retention pond in the rain. 
Black willows, and all the reflective gray 
in the world.Elizabeth Bastos

Somehow fog makes 
Back areas photogenic. 
On right: fallen gutter 
Which no-one is ever 
Going to repair.ET

‏Such light, 
and the mist rolling in 
to hem the landscape.@gilliandarley 

Such otherworldly skies, 
and in the park, 
a stretch of mist 
like a forgotten scarf. Festive Kat Brown ‏@katbrown 

Inside ancient amber, 
palaeontologists find tiny dinosaur feathers — 
and also some little ants. Science News

Ladybird clinging
to the ceiling like
a spot of blood.Alex Paknadel

It is typical that seven wild swans 
will fly over your head 
when the camera's batteries have run out.

They may have been looking for 
someone to sew nettle shirts. 
I'm not volunteering. LW

There are several green parrots 
nesting in the ombues 
outside my bedroom window. 
The sound they make 
is very far from being tuneful.PMcD/LF

Two peacocks on a wall. 
Where they should not have been, 
but hey! Peacocks.

Moon is strong enough to walk by 
and casts a shadow from my body 
on the silvery dune grass.Quintin Lake

Back from Cornwall. 
Cormorant flying alongside the train 
at Teignmouth for half a mile or so.ohn Grindrod ‏

Why does the ticking 
of a clock get louder 
after midnight?

Woke from a series of visions 

about a vast, silent ship made of ice 
gliding slowly through the dark 
towards earth. Spooky Toad ‏@FrogCroakley

Interlaced AngloSaxon birds 
gnash their horrible teeth 
as they grip each others' legs 
on St Chad's Gospels.Susan Oosthuizen

Just bumped my head 
on the low flying moon.John Grindrod 

Great Apes
Before we were us
We were them
And we still are.Paul Harland

Don't glamourise evil,
Or it will creep up on us 
Like its shabby self.

Absolute peace in the city. 
The absence of noise... 
But for the soft tap of keys to type this...EY

Condensation, dew, 
windfall apples, fading light.I'm 63 and Back To School 

still puts a sliver of ice 

in my heart. Brr.

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