through the window
sparrows wage war
over breadcrumbs

—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 29 October 2004 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-10-29 01:38:37
     

    till my gate
    two mynahs
    quarrel

  2.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-29 09:42:18
     

    two cardinals
    arguing a strike
    overruled

  3.  
    Max Langston
    2004-10-29 10:19:10
     

    Exaggeration inflames the masses.
    Sparrows peck.
    Not war.

  4.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-29 14:04:07
     

    nobody wins -
    a divided nation
    goes to the polls

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-29 19:34:20
     

    somebody wins -
    nation undivide
    difference of opinions

    -

    daybreak
    through the window --
    harvest moon

    -

    mourning dove
    ruffle feathers --
    passion flows

    -

    harvest moon
    labouring cross the blue waters
    tuff of feathe

  6.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-10-29 23:09:34
     

    bin laden tape
    a cat among the pigeons -
    stocks fall

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-06 22:51:56
     

    through open curtains
    day passes --
    winds of war

    -

  8.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-07 19:43:41
     

    tsunami relief -
    the poets read their work
    in a heatwave

  9.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-21 06:33:46
     

    winter relief -
    tinywords
    with the dawn

  10.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-21 19:52:41
     

    dawn light
    a lemon slice
    of moon

  11.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-23 18:55:15
     

    twilight --
    fireflies fly down
    from the stars

  12.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-23 19:40:56
     

    front porch
    I point out the Southern Cross
    to my grandson

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-24 21:21:25
     

    miami skyline
    ghetto home or mansion --
    the same sunshine

  14.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-25 13:39:06
     

    skyline tower
    against the night sky
    red and green lights

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-26 17:33:53
     

    traffic light
    kids at play --
    ring a-round roses
    pocket full of posies

  16.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-27 19:48:23
     

    summer colds -
    making hot drinks
    from my lemon tree

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-05 18:03:50
     

    summer colds
    winter colds ...
    lemons in season

  18.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-07 17:22:33
     

    convent garden
    the scent of a peace rose
    remains on my fingers

  19.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-14 17:56:34
     

    fresh in my mind --
    remains of
    morning solitude

    -

    tiniest bird
    scampers cross window sill

  20.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-15 19:41:31
     

    morning bus
    departing with a shudder
    squeal of brakes

  21.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-27 17:22:50
     

    smoke spuing truck
    from city dump --
    sea gulls twilight flight

  22.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-27 17:31:43
     

    no-one about
    on the bridge
    "work in progress"

  23.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-16 17:34:35
     

    another dawn
    dove measures twig --

    work in progress

  24.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-17 19:30:06
     

    waiting for the ferry
    i watch two butterflies
    skim the waves

  25.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-18 18:33:58
     

    this butterfly
    my failure in kind
    sinks beneath a wave

  26.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-18 19:41:24
     

    waving
    from the rear of a car
    an ex-pupil

  27.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-24 00:33:58
     

    cool morning
    through an open window --
    wavering of palm fronds

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