Like some of the other commentators, this haiku really resonates with me, Carol. Mosquitos seem to target me, and their just perceptible buzzing can even seem to drown out party conversation.
I really like the way your poem playfully captures this very human experience, and the fact that even our efforts to avoid mosquito misery can themselves still distract from our outdoor celebrations. I also love how not only does the poem subvert our expectations with the last line – the odour is not of flowers but the rather unappealing scent of insect repellent – but the very structure of the traditional haiku is inverted, with a long – short – long instead of the traditional short-long-short.
Great poetry Carol. I look forward to reading more of your works in future.