family gathering
talking of dogs
long dead


3 Responses

  1. Helen Buckingham Says:

    border collie
    rounding up
    the tide

    (The Heron's Nest, lX:4, Dec 2007)

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Hi Susan,

    I really like your haiku!

    I rarely do dogs in haiku, despite Spot the dog (yes, kids really named him Spot) adopting me while I was living in Queensland. He was great, but silly, used to chase cars head on in the country. Here' a happy memory of him:

    on hind legs
    licking the nose of the foal
    a fox terrier pup

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Canadian Writer’s Journal competition Vol 12 No.3 (1995)
    Award Credit: Commended Canadian Writer’s Journal competition 1995

    My wife wrote a good dog haiku though. ;-)

    a new month –
    different seeds
    on the spaniel's ears

    Karen Hoy
    Publication credits:
    The Haiku Calendar (Snapshot Press 2003); Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends (Press Here 2010)
    Award Credit: Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2002

  3. Gloria Wimberley Says:

    Love the poem, Susan! :)

    ————————————–

    "Anniversary"

    Sweet husband's mouth
    rattles so lovely
    about his wife of 15 years

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