Monday, April 11, 2005

Five haikus

1. Glow worm

Walking back from Stoke
under a deep quilt of stars:
one fell at our feet.


2. Trainspotter

There at the front door -
shocked to find his house number
neatly underlined.


3. Supper on the canal

Behind the pumphouse
a heron waits for roach fry:
the wetlands fondue.


4. The flooded village hears from the Environment Agency

Their cost benefit
analysis informs us
the water is wet.


5. Derriere-ku

Arse and three quarters
stubbornly stuck till sundown:
wedged in the door.

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