riverbank
the long wait
for darkness


4 Responses

  1. Kathe Palka Says:

    Waiting at a riverbank for the cover of darkness, perhaps to see what might cross or to be the one who will attempt to cross, hints for me at life on the edge. War, famine, violence, poverty. There is something to escape and perhaps something to prevent from escaping within the tension of Jeremy Pendrey’s powerful tiny poem.

  2. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    This is one of those that you can read over and over again and get totally lost in. Very nice. :)

  3. Alan Summers Says:

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    riverbank
    the long wait
    for darkness

    —JEREMY PENDREY

    Ah, just the one word 'riverbank' conjures up so much atmosphere. A lovely phrase, and good to see a haiku that isn't just about one short moment but endless ones. :-)

    *

    the light off frost
    as the river of heaven fades
    into fishermen

    Alan Summers
    Mainichi Shimbun (Japan, 2011)

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  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I thought of a salmon poacher. Yes, there is a lot of tension in that long wait. A great ku.

    marion

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