ladybug
up a stem and back
quiet afternoon

 

 


21 Responses

  1. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Ladybug down a stem.

    Black, quiet evening.

  2. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you for this, Dirk.

  3. Debbie Feller Says:

    light from window

    spreading across the floor

    ladybug’s shadow

  4. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you for your haiku, Debbie.

  5. Pravat Says:

    Beautiful ku!

    foreign land

    the ladybug walks
    across the hemisphere

    in the early twilight
    the pain of separation dwells
    in the painting of black and white

    Pravat Kumar Padhy

    Publication Credit: The Cherita, Issue # 12 May 2018

    ***** ***** *****
    the spider
    rides up and down
    on the mirror
    I readjust my face
    picking up the shinny hair

    Pravat Kumar Padhy

    Publication Credit: Undertow Tanak Review, 2014

  6. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thanks, Pravat!

  7. Magyar Says:

    __ Watching the Ladybug… I envisioned another's pathway; nifty Dan.

    warm watch
    this inchworm measures
    lilac branch

  8. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Magyar!

  9. Bruce Feingold Says:

    Enjoyable, quiet, intimate haiku which captures a moment with clarity and simplicity! Nicely done!

  10. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Bruce. Glad you enjoyed it!

  11. Jean LeBlanc Says:

    Wonderful, as in full of wonder!

  12. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Jean!

  13. carol jones Says:

    A lovely way to spend an afternoon…busy doing nothing :)

  14. Helen Buckingham Says:

    I love this. The contained intensity of it, the sense of time slowing down. (Edward Thomas' 'Adlestrop' comes to mind.)

    between
    two thorns–
    slug siesta

    (Cattails, Oct. '17)

  15. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Helen! Love the "slug" ku.

  16. Greg Schwartz Says:

    If I were putting together an anthology, this poem would be in it. Impressive.

  17. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Greg. Appreciate your support.

  18. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Aw, this is so lovely, Dan. We spent a lot of our time as kids investigating insects in the garden and this brings me right back. Oh for the days when kids were fascinated by ladybirds/bugs! :)

    marion

  19. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Marion!

  20. Anitha Varma Says:

    Beautiful!

    Anitha.

  21. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Anitha!

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