tide pool
the sea anemone closes
on a finger

—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 1 October 2004 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-01 01:48:52
     

    territorial turtle
    I reach
    a bit too far

  2.  
    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-01 03:00:41
     

    the rose tree chopped down
    the bee stings
    her child

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-01 03:45:52
     

    seasonal change
    the winds of time ~
    slip through my grasp

  4.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-01 14:54:12
     

    wild roses
    stopping to pick one
    I'm pricked by a thorn

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-07 01:07:16
     

    On her ring finger
    another wedding ring...
    A creeper!

  6.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-07 19:37:41
     

    heading into summer . . .
    wisteria winds itself
    around the porch

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-11 16:07:27
     

    fall --
    dead vine remains
    pressed, purple flower, against her breast

  8.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-11 20:34:49
     

    back porch visitor
    next door neighbour's cat
    in the clothes basket

  9.  
    martin
    2004-10-25 02:32:00
     

    squid hunting
    dusk brightens the hurricane lamps

  10.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-27 21:04:57
     

    carving a pumpkin
    kindergarten children
    frightened by the smile

  11.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-13 23:15:43
     

    dew on the grass
    with each step --
    my past

  12.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-14 19:38:52
     

    the young DJ
    plans my retirement party
    no hip-hop music

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-21 06:20:12
     

    balmy winter day
    curtains rise and fall --
    spring's in the air

  14.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-21 19:55:41
     

    rise and fall
    after the chid has gone
    the swing continues

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-23 19:01:43
     

    solitude -
    through the night
    my neighbor's laughter

  16.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-23 19:38:07
     

    paring his toenails
    on the back doorstep
    next-door bachelor

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at wetv dot net)
    2005-02-24 21:25:49
     

    cross the path
    absence of my footsteps
    weeping willows

  18.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-25 13:36:55
     

    heatwave
    the smell of melting tar
    beside the footpath

  19.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-26 17:50:40
     

    beside the footpath
    daffodil blooming --
    midway through winter

  20.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-27 19:44:51
     

    sunflower seedheads
    drooping towards the ground
    still attract the bees

  21.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-05 18:14:31
     

    the birds -
    greeting each morning
    cross my balcony
    my gaze

  22.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-07 17:20:08
     

    crossing the road
    to get to a greener pasture
    a herd of cows

  23.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-14 18:01:33
     

    a greener pasture -
    pristine sky
    greeting my dawn

  24.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-15 19:39:05
     

    woken at dawn
    not by birdsong
    but by neighbours

  25.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-27 17:37:49
     

    this bird's song
    far into the night
    sleep is silent

  26.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-27 19:47:41
     

    silence is golden
    the new neighbour's
    loud stereo

  27.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-16 17:46:33
     

    golden hour
    after midnight --
    neighbour's house lights up

  28.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-17 19:28:30
     

    at 5 a.m.
    calling noise control
    their sullen looks

  29.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-18 18:44:19
     

    5 a.m.
    how many times this rooster crow --
    it's only 4

  30.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-18 19:40:12
     

    from the roadside
    the call of the marsh hen
    above the traffic

  31.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-24 00:45:11
     

    one of those days
    above the traffic --
    flight of the white feather ibis

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