in the sunshine
snatches of conversation
lowing of cows

—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 26 March 2004 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-26 10:54:55
     

    afternoon nap
    interrupted
    misty's barking

  2.  
    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-03-26 11:55:27
     

    time to feed cows
    time to inseminate cows
    ... no time for selves

  3.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-26 14:04:33
     

    weather forecast--
    cows laying in pasture
    rain

  4.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-03-26 16:32:09
     

    After the breakfast
    behind the herd of cows
    dust up to the sky

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-03-26 17:00:42
     

    some peace and quiet
    among the spring rains ---
    caged parakeet chirps

    -

    joys of love in spring
    makes one human ...
    the agony destroys

    -

    day's end
    mourning dove's coo -
    life's so short

  6.  
    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-03-26 21:44:33
     

    morning moon
    at the edge of the field
    a spotted cow

  7.  
    martin
    2004-03-27 06:08:46
     

    wilderness
    wolves open the dying buffalo's belly

  8.  
    artsy
    2004-03-27 09:37:58
     

    no rain on my birthday!
    ... the cow
    jumped over the moon

  9.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-28 05:31:13
     

    in the cow pasture--
    lady slippers and
    black eye susans

  10.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2004-03-28 19:29:04
     

    insemmination
    the town girl's arm
    up to the elbow

  11.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-03-29 01:04:30
     

    two cows
    kissing
    mother and child

  12.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-03-29 06:03:23
     

    boy grooming
    for first dance--
    stubborn cowlick

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-22 07:21:09
     

    tropical sun
    morning bike ride
    gallinule, monotonous kek kek ...

  14.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-22 21:47:42
     

    2nd gold medal
    the cyclist beats her own
    world record

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-23 18:10:25
     

    half-dazed, on the couch
    flashback
    when medal was mine

  16.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-23 21:47:33
     

    kindergarten children
    their olympic medals
    only cardboard

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-24 06:20:42
     

    holiday at disney
    cardboard cut out --
    her face next to mine

  18.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-24 21:40:21
     

    a parcel arrives -
    early Christmas present
    from overseas

  19.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-25 20:43:33
     

    late celebration -
    predawn
    scuba dive
    over the horizon

  20.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-25 22:04:29
     

    instead of going out
    an evening spending time
    writing haiku

  21.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-29 19:43:26
     

    haiku
    nature's beauty, undressing ...
    my memory in winter

  22.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-29 21:31:46
     

    spring morning . . .
    my daughter buys
    a winter coat

  23.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-31 15:51:46
     

    salmon upstream struggle
    blueberries along the shore ...
    bear's winter coat

    -

  24.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-08-31 21:34:32
     

    teddy bears picnic -
    inside as it's raining
    the toys bright coats

  25.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-01 19:52:19
     

    play dough cookies
    empty tea cups --
    my daughter pats my lips


    -


    tree leaves turning orange -
    demitasse
    solemn dinner conversation

  26.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-02 21:35:15
     

    birthday dinner -
    the vegetarian makes
    the salsa

  27.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-03 07:42:59
     

    salsa dancing ...

    she's firmly in my embrace
    till dawn

  28.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-03 15:50:19
     

    flamenco dancer-
    the whip of her scarlet skirts
    around her partner

  29.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-03 23:07:04
     

    approaching twilight -
    scarlet dress
    across her bed

  30.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-04 15:49:14
     

    breakfast alone -
    squeezing a grapefruit
    to test its ripeness

  31.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-04 16:17:30
     

    alone -
    hearing the silence
    hurricane anticipated

  32.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-05 21:48:12
     

    the last car
    leaves the area -
    night chill

  33.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-06 16:51:27
     

    an utterance, breaks the silence
    a burning chill
    in the midnight air

  34.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-06 17:48:38
     

    night-time music
    a fine patter of rain
    on the oak trees

  35.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-06 20:47:27
     

    sixties music --
    the patter of my heart
    beneath a star-filled sky

  36.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-06 21:03:35
     

    the evening star
    appears on the horizon -
    I plan a meal

  37.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-07 04:40:39
     

    long night, do's and (don't)s
    on the horizon
    the morning sun

  38.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-07 21:26:26
     

    on my way to work -
    a pink cloud in the blue sky
    morning mist

  39.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-08 02:42:17
     

    sun climbs over the pines
    pleasant start to a new day --

    good morning, miss

  40.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-08 21:33:48
     

    tangled in the branches
    of the Norfolk pine
    the setting sun

  41.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-09 05:21:52
     

    brush my face
    on the spider's web ...
    insects snarled during the night

    -

  42.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-09 20:53:02
     

    Spiderman video -
    my grandson asks me to paint
    a web on his face

  43.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-10 05:19:57
     

    bad weather
    difficult times --
    on the television screen

  44.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-10 16:16:17
     

    anniversary of 9/11
    I read victim profiles
    in the newspaper

  45.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-10 16:45:00
     

    to and fro, ants

    crossing the lichen wall
    my shadow

  46.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-11 15:34:39
     

    random street -
    an illusion of dread
    a newpaper flutters

  47.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-11 16:16:16
     

    comforting --
    familiar street
    predawn jog

  48.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-11 21:31:09
     

    family dinner -
    on the TV news
    the latest carnage

  49.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-12 04:55:18
     

    evening visit
    kitchen's aroma --

    on tv, chicken farm

  50.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-12 21:28:11
     

    chicken satay -
    before a meeting I heat
    the leftovers

  51.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-13 08:56:15
     

    salty peanuts in hand --
    thai, satay kai
    comes to mind

  52.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-13 21:49:30
     

    peanut butter -
    he spreads it liberally
    his only treat

  53.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-14 19:10:26
     

    street corner
    treat, seer's warning
    spreads it liberally

  54.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-14 21:33:35
     

    corner of the street -
    I follow the green tea scent
    to the Subway cafe

  55.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-15 03:04:59
     

    over green tea
    so heady
    jasmine, she wears ...

  56.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-15 21:33:11
     

    granddaughter chooses
    a male deoderant -
    'more sexy', she says

  57.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-16 19:45:25
     

    stiff tail, wagging
    lion savors the air --
    more sex

  58.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-16 20:48:16
     

    after its dinner
    the sexless dog
    naps all afternoon

  59.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-17 09:43:35
     

    long
    afternoon nap
    cheesecake dream


    -

    haha

  60.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-17 15:32:19
     

    spring in the air
    dusting off the barbecue
    for long hot days

  61.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-17 22:05:42
     

    spring's in the air
    dove's dusting --
    dusk approaches

  62.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-18 15:20:55
     

    lighting the way
    for a little while
    fireflies

  63.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-18 15:55:32
     

    nightfall -
    still curtains
    keep out the darkness


    -

  64.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-18 16:21:59
     

    high noon -
    remembering the old film
    I fold the washing

  65.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-18 17:34:39
     

    hearing an old song --
    smooths out the wrinkles
    in my day

  66.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-18 18:40:41
     

    writing a haibun -
    I contemplate a visit
    to my friend's town

  67.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-18 19:31:52
     

    midnight awakening
    i contemplate crossing
    a friend's mind

  68.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-18 20:42:15
     

    my friend's mind
    taken up with a hundred haiku
    how can I compete?

  69.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-20 16:01:19
     

    compete, not in my eyes
    each haiku's reflection --
    you

  70.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-20 19:32:17
     

    my haiku thoughts bare -
    their shapes to be revealed
    under the spring sky

  71.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-20 21:40:04
     

    beneath autumn skies
    shadows ...
    of their former selves

  72.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-21 13:37:13
     

    myself when young -
    looking at the photo album
    with my granddaughter

  73.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-22 19:40:47
     

    myself, feeling young
    tackle new day --
    sleep late, anyway

  74.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-22 21:16:07
     

    rain drips silently
    on the festival tent
    end of the day

  75.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-26 05:22:47
     

    in the darkness
    torrential rainfall
    the rooster's crow

    -

    blusterous morning winds --
    lame blue jay,
    we're eye to eye

  76.