the mint bush
transplanted once too often

—Dawn Bruce

About the author: Dawn Bruce, somersetpoets at

Dawn Bruce is a widely published Australian poet, winner of numerous free verse and haiku awards. Dawn was the coordinator of Somerset Poets for five years and is now leader of two creative writing groups in Sydney. Her second book, 'Tangible Shadows', will be published late 2005.


Responses to the haiku for 16 August 2001 by Dawn Bruce

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-06-29 09:39:01

    Thanks, Dawn.

    I know this feeling and trust with time and nurturing the mint bush will flourish. I thought a rose bush had died this year, but I left it alone, and now a new shoot is growing next to the old bush.

    Best wishes,


    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-10 06:08:47

    a grapefruit tree
    many years in the tiny container -
    bears no fruit