arms depot--
behind the fence
albino deer

—David Lee Graham

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About the author: Dave Graham is a naturalist and retired prof of veterinary pathology and researcher on diseases of wildlife. He has been writing haiku / short poems since reading Kerouak in the early 60s, and thought he was the only person still doing so... then came retirement... and the web... 'nuf said? Home is rural South Dakota.

Contact: uuglypher at gmail dot com


Responses to the haiku for 12 June 2006 by David Lee Graham

    Bill Kenney
    2006-06-12 10:51:27

    war memorial
    a bronze eagle pointed
    at the playground

    2006-06-12 13:59:05

    Sharp and to the point.

    Ed Achwellenbach
    2006-06-12 18:38:34

    borrowed time ...
    an albino fawn nibbling
    cherry blossoms

    Sue Stanford
    2006-06-12 22:02:53

    The use of 'albino' is interesting in this haiku. It implies more than 'white' (but trails white's associations of innocence and ghostliness). An albino animal can be seen as a sport. Something odd perhaps damaged - vulnerable (except where there is snow) as it is too visible. So too victims of war - DU radiation, incarceration etc. are vulnerable in hospital/detention. Thanks for this haiku.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-06-14 04:59:49

    dawn's westward flight-
    yet, grackles squawks
    fly east