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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 2 Sep 2021, 00:56

Life’s a bright

Blue streak.

A kingfisher

On the wing.

Don’t miss it!


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Early Risers

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Every morning

The pigeons crack me up

I smile and go back to sleep.

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Snack

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I stabbed the bag. Once! Twice!

Almonds flowed out

In their tired way.

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Hanging-on Haiku

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"Well Old Man

Do you think this is your last Spring?"

"Not if I have anything to do with it!"

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Old Man's Thought

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Today
Shaking the snow from my head
Who noticed?
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Tonight's Haiku

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I love to see

Red taillights as they disappear

Into the mist.

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Everything shall pass away

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Everything shall pass away

Like the bright flash of a kingfisher.

But it is good that it has been.

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Egret Haiku

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Egret forgive my selfish love

I know you were driven here

By the whiteness of the snow.

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Cut

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Edited by Richard Walker, Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017, 01:45

New sharp kitchen knife.

Same clumsy old fingers.

Blood.

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Winter Morning Tale

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All checking our watches

Like that would make the bus come sooner.

Winter morning

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Travel

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I wasn't sure I would make it —

But now I've arrived and it's been worth the journey.

Old

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Last Rose

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Edited by Richard Walker, Saturday, 31 Dec 2016, 18:13

High in the rooftops

A gardener tends the last rose.

New Year tomorrow, he thinks.

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Christmas Haiku

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Edited by Richard Walker, Sunday, 25 Dec 2016, 07:25
All the bells are ringing

The pavements wet

By the canal.

Hurry home cyclists.

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Snow Passage Haiku

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Edited by Richard Walker, Saturday, 26 Nov 2016, 22:45

Passage that knows my feet

Do not forget me
I will feel you too through the snow.
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Kobayashi Issa Cat Poem

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Issa wrote many poems that show empathy for other beings. Here is one I like

.猫塚に正月させるごまめ哉
neko tsuka [ni] shôgatsu saseru gomame kana

on the cat's grave
in First Month...
dried sardines

http://haikuguy.com/issa/haiku.php?code=026.14a

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Dear Snail Haiku

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Snail. Ahem. With permission. May I move you slightly?

You're on my favourite seat.

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Imagine

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Imagine a traveller on a train

One beautiful day

In late summer.

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Twilight

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 15 Aug 2016, 22:21
The dear dead voices are most clear
At twilight: when we hear

Birds and people: calling one another.




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Late Summer Geese

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Edited by Richard Walker, Friday, 12 Aug 2016, 21:34

Geese Iheardyoutell

Each other where you're going tonight.

Please take me too.

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On Crossing the Rainbow Bridge (June 2016)

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I'm frightened of crossing the rainbow bridge.

Will someone help me down

On the other side?

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Sunset Heron

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Sunset heron
I can tell.
You know where you're flying.

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Birds Fly Home

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The wind is cold,

and the birds fly home.

Winter twilight.

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Survival Haiku

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Year's end —
If I survive a few more of them

I'll have worn a rut in the lane.

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The Indescribable Beauty of Snails

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If you wish to learn

The indescribable beauty of snails

Just cast your eyes humbly down.

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Moon Talk

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Under this moon

How can I disagree?

You're such a good friend Autumn.

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