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For Summer

for once she wants
to keep her socks on

suddenly she's learned
how to hop

Planet 2007


  1. I like the first one. Its very real. Those moments of odd logic that you can only smile at.

  2. Do you write tankas, too? This one's my favourite, written by Mokichi sometime in the late 1800's, I think.

    from where
    a red tomato
    lies rotting
    I am only
    a few steps away

    It's tacked on the pegboard above my desk, and whenever I see it, it blows me away!

  3. Hi Sue - yes I do, and have had a few published here and in the US. There a few in the recent Simply Haiku, link on the site list.
    I love this Mokichi one - thanks for letting me know about it.

  4. :))) so much truth in these

  5. Thanks for commenting, Cathrine. I looked at your blog and see you write poetry. You might be interested in another blog I have:
    Best wishes


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