bus driver
while passengers sleep
he admires the view


—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 9 January 2003 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-23 23:41:34
     

    the mirror's reflection
    the coming of winter ...
    seeing only me

  2.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2003-12-24 16:29:36
     

    Happy Christmas, Bob

    a kiss on each cheek
    parcels torn apart
    in haste

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-30 14:04:37
     

    pat, forgive my tardiness
    a year and six days have passed
    and yet, friendship allows for even more time than this


    HaPpy HoLiDays
    ---------------

    listening to the rain,
    i succumb to sleep,
    admiring your words

    -

  4.  
    patricia Prime
    2004-12-30 17:35:13
     

    Happy New Year and lots of blessings in this tragic time for those poor Asian people

    two years to the day
    I'll take that journey again
    a friend waits

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-31 09:23:18
     

    blustery winter day
    in-between holidays ...
    i'll take that

    -

    long lost friends --
    auld lang syne

  6.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-12-31 13:18:59
     

    New Year's Day
    on the Japanese calendar
    a snow scene

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-21 18:31:38
     

    overlooked decaying scene
    through the window --
    seasons in one's life

  8.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-21 19:46:42
     

    summer rain
    the bougainvillea
    full of droplets

  9.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-23 19:35:05
     

    dawn --
    cool fingers, passionate lips
    bougainvillea aflame

  10.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-24 18:43:01
     

    a long meeting -
    the tutor who used tolive
    in my hometown

  11.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-24 21:40:33
     

    common head cold
    listening to the night
    my continuous sneeze

  12.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-25 13:33:11
     

    night sounds
    the scratch of cicadas
    in the trees

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-26 18:27:29
     

    new leaves
    in the tree, this dawn --
    how many blue jays

  14.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-27 19:41:14
     

    yesterday's dawn
    packing my suitcase
    for a long trip

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-05 18:28:57
     

    unpacking ...
    today's sunset
    at journey's end

  16.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-07 17:16:04
     

    taxi driver grunts
    my suitcase
    full of books

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-14 18:32:54
     

    day planner
    with empty pages -
    broken twig in the dove's beak

  18.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-15 19:36:02
     

    overgrown trail
    children lead the way
    through the "jungle"

  19.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-27 17:56:29
     

    pale moon
    beginning it's slow journey --
    commuter traffic

  20.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-27 19:44:37
     

    Easter holidays
    too little sleep
    before heading home

  21.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-16 18:22:57
     

    first sunday in april
    too little sleep --
    daylight saving time

  22.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-17 19:24:30
     

    early morning voices
    and the scent of coffee
    from the dining room

  23.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-18 19:20:38
     

    late night silence ...
    the scent of this perfume
    calling out to me

  24.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-18 19:36:09
     

    sucking our ice bocks
    my granddaughter and I
    retreat into silence

  25.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-24 01:06:11
     

    predawn
    curtains fall
    silent memories ...
    of my great-great-grand mother

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