we walk upstream -
sharing the river snag
herons and shags

—Patricia Prime

About the author: Patricia has recently retired from teaching after 30 years, and now devotes some time to the reading recovery programme at her local school. She is the co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine Kokako and reviews editor of the online magazine Stylus. She writes short stories, poetry, reviews and articles, and likes to write collaborative poems with other poets.

Contact Patricia: pprime at ihug.co.nz.


Responses to the haiku for 12 July 2004 by Patricia Prime

    2004-07-12 12:18:21

    an afternoon walk
    sparrow and squirrel
    chat about the humidity

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-07-13 01:45:35

    beak towards sky
    the heron raises its leg

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-13 16:56:00

    sweat on my brow
    unruly grass, shorten --
    red-headed woodpecker's feast

    lana b
    2004-07-14 05:57:06

    in empty house
    almost soundless
    he sings

    Narayanan Raghunathan
    2004-08-30 23:59:59

    crows rest on
    an elephant watch
    pigeons on the sky~

    a peacock dances to
    butterflies in breeze~
    a squirrel squeals~

    a red ant ascends
    the elephant’s trunk~
    a grasshopper laughs~

    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-31 21:38:45

    on the stairway
    through dense bush
    a red-toungued lizard

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-10 16:13:08

    looking back -
    a black crow
    flying away