stone church
graffitied on its wall
a broken heart  

—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 27 September 2004 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    walt
    2004-09-27 23:39:29
     

    stone church
    graffitied broken heart
    on the wall

  2.  
    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-28 01:53:31
     

    graffiti wall
    one reads
    please dont write

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-28 20:12:14
     

    end of summer
    river drying -
    her voice calling my name

  4.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-09-30 19:17:15
     

    strangers' voices -
    stopping for morning tea
    by the wayside cafe

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-04 02:28:24
     

    Neighbourhood -
    near the foot of the Cross,
    the arrow of Cupidon

  6.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-04 20:47:13
     

    the road home . . .
    white crosses and flowers
    everywhere one looks

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-11 16:41:26
     

    journey's end
    one autumn morning ...
    the mockingbird sings another's song


    -

  8.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-11 20:31:39
     

    awake at midnight
    a train whistle blasts
    across the valley

  9.  
    martin
    2004-10-28 13:41:45
     

    october sky
    a beetle crawls out of an oak stump

  10.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-28 19:18:21
     

    sultry day
    a tiny spider climbs
    up and down its thread

  11.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2004-11-15 05:54:35
     

    Biological loom-
    at sunset the weaver hemstiches
    the cobweb of this day

  12.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2004-11-15 19:40:17
     

    from a crack
    in the garden wall
    the tail of a mouse

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-23 19:05:20
     

    shadow cast
    cross the floor --
    broken vase

  14.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-23 19:36:33
     

    summer sun
    reflected in the mirror
    the open door

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-24 21:33:58
     

    winter evening, standing alone -
    sudden embrace from
    wandering breeze

  16.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-25 13:35:28
     

    a sudden breeze
    the young girl's hair
    covers her face

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-26 18:02:17
     

    her face
    sunlight on a cherry tree ...
    in spring

  18.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-27 19:42:55
     

    birthday presents
    lined up on the table
    catch the sunlight

  19.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-05 18:23:29
     

    party, pass midnight
    no end in sight --
    ant trail

  20.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-07 17:18:23
     

    twin beds -
    past midnight
    still my room-mate snores

  21.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-14 18:10:55
     

    past midnight --
    aged oak silhouette
    her initials

  22.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-15 19:37:30
     

    old oak tree
    one leaf spirals
    to the ground

  23.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-27 17:47:02
     

    green buds --
    aged oak
    in spring

  24.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-27 19:46:17
     

    across the table
    through a vase of flowers
    your face

  25.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-16 17:53:24
     

    watery eyes
    cross the bed --
    this empty space

  26.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-17 19:26:20
     

    Indian summer
    sparrows
    share a dust bath

  27.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-18 19:12:56
     

    through the tree
    white blossoms
    stirred by whirlwind -
    this dust bath

  28.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-18 19:38:43
     

    retirement bouquet
    the yellow centres
    of the white daisies

  29.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-24 00:55:50
     

    overturned tombstones
    in this field ...
    withered pale daisies

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