early december --
   the downward drift
      of northern gulls

—Jane Wilson

This haiku was recently published on the Asahi Haikuist Network. Sea gulls migrate to the southeastern U.S. from the Great Lakes region for the winter, arriving in late November. Here in Richmond, Va., these scavangers are a common sight -- large groups of them can be seen settled on the rocks of the James River and on the surfaces of parking lots.

About the author: Jane Wilson (jw_nightowl at yahoo.com)

I live and work in Richmond, Virginia, where I was born. My haiku have been pulished on tinywords.com, the Asahi Haikuist Network, The Heron's Nest, and in Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku. I also enjoy writing short poems in the style of Japanese tanka.


Responses to the haiku for 3 December 2002 by Jane Wilson

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-27 21:17:57

    early october
    mass migration ...
    snow birds come to florida