a dragonfly
lifts off the crumpled weeds -
its shadow


—Patricia Prime
        

About the author: Patricia has recently retired from teaching after 30 years, and now devotes some time to the reading recovery programme at her local school. She is the co-editor of the New Zealand haiku magazine Kokako and reviews editor of the online magazine Stylus. She writes short stories, poetry, reviews and articles, and likes to write collaborative poems with other poets.

Contact Patricia: pprime at ihug.co.nz.

Responses to the haiku for 6 September 2002 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-11 01:39:22
     

    looking over his shoulder
    footprints ...
    no one in sight

  2.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-11 23:16:34
     

    during showers
    sound of ping-pong balls
    from the garage

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-12 06:59:40
     

    imagination
    wishful thinking ...
    remembrance of another time

  4.  
    pprime@ihug.co.nz
    2003-11-12 23:41:11
     

    email painting
    the large blank head reminds me
    I need a holiday

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-13 05:06:09
     

    palm trees in the spirit
    covered with xmas light ...
    imagine this

  6.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-14 16:36:09
     

    white flower
    in its depths
    a tiny ant

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-14 16:59:26
     

    a tiny ant:
    grain upon grains of sand
    in a single mound

  8.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-14 22:40:51
     

    across the hillside
    melodius calls
    mating quail

  9.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-15 03:35:03
     

    at dusk, then dawn
    the words sound the same ...
    spurned lover's haunting calls

  10.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-15 16:26:50
     

    in the darkness
    party-goers' voices
    come and go

  11.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-15 20:16:54
     

    light is seen
    going on and off ...
    the fridge's door left open

  12.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-16 22:41:41
     

    keeping me up late
    the world rugby contest
    and the sound of rain

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-16 23:46:44
     

    covered with mud:
    all the players
    wearing the same color

  14.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-17 22:54:57
     

    baking
    a three-chocolate mud cake
    grandchildren lick spoons

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-18 07:07:11
     

    childhood memories
    three-chocolate mud cake ...
    my mouth waters

  16.  
    Patricia Prime
    2003-11-18 23:20:59
     

    Dear Bob, I think it's finito to this one. Let's concentrate on the haiku sequence for Yellow Moon.
    Pat

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-10 16:08:08
     

    autumn, ghostly twilight
    drifting out of the deep-woods --
    "bobwhite

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