alien sighting
my brother palms
a cicada skin

—Laurence Stacey

This piece was inspired by my little brother. He is seven years old, and sometimes accompanies me on nature walks.

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Responses to the haiku for 11 October 2007 by Laurence Stacey

    2007-10-11 09:18:05

    So well presented, Laurence!
    ... the walk is the teacher, and the seeing of -that- which was -previously- unseen... . This, a heartening reminder that these casual nature walks do still occur.

    Bill Kenney
    2007-10-11 09:31:25

    I like the way "alien" opens up in a number of directions.

    Alan Summers
    2007-10-12 07:34:05

    I couldn't put the comments better.

    Just want to say, what a great starting line, and then to bring it back to earth, so many levels just in this.

    Superb haiku!

    Lesley Dewar (tannah225 at bigpond dot com)
    2007-10-12 23:13:09

    What a vivid childhood memory this revives - when my young brother drops a cicada shell on my nose, while I drowse on a sunny afternoon in the park. Alien indeed - and that is my brother. The cicadas, I love.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-10-16 17:00:32

    sleepless night
    never learned the words
    cicadae song