frosty morning
across the paddock
dog's paw prints

—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 19 November 2004 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-19 22:38:55
     

    Breakfast -
    on the dog's footprints
    famished sparrow

  2.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-21 03:53:17
     

    autumn sunrise
    brief, unmusical grackle's song
    over the rooftops

  3.  
    2004-11-21 05:38:45
     

    morning frost
    a brick's shadow falls
    on the next brick

  4.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-21 18:07:22
     

    squeaky gate
    the grackle's song --
    rise in autumn's morning winds

  5.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-11-21 19:33:47
     

    a surprise package
    left on the doorstep . . .
    Christmas cookies

  6.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-11-22 03:15:28
     

    dried forest trail
    shedded skin
    of a whole snake

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-22 13:10:13
     

    purple-black feathers
    come together in flight

  8.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-11-22 19:47:06
     

    flightless bird -
    one with mottled feathers
    a rare discovery

  9.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-01 18:29:29
     

    empty morning -
    only the blue jay's call
    to keep me company


    -

  10.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-01 19:35:22
     

    another term begins
    sun browned children
    leap into the pool

  11.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-20 15:43:37
     

    sunday evening -
    neighbor's heated conversation
    comes in from the cold

  12.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-20 19:28:03
     

    summer beach
    beneath bare feet
    casts of sand worms

  13.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-20 21:42:38
     

    child's bare feet
    laughter with each step --
    through the chicken coop

  14.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-21 19:58:55
     

    my first Easter egg
    the child's gift
    a ball of mud

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-23 18:34:50
     

    my first love
    her shared silver kisses --
    not knowing to close our eyes

  16.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-23 19:46:42
     

    intermediate school . . .
    to show she likes the boy
    she knocks off his hat

  17.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-24 21:16:37
     

    cold night walk alone
    two women dancing --
    pass midnight

  18.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-25 13:40:58
     

    midnight feast
    sharing my crumbs
    with the cat

  19.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-26 17:07:52
     

    with the cat
    anything goes --
    should have kept the dog

  20.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-27 19:50:26
     

    worst animal show -
    the dog that barks non-stop
    takes the prize

  21.  
    Kya Milo
    2005-03-01 15:36:30
     

    Panting dog
    running after a cat
    trips over a laughing mouse

  22.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-05 17:55:24
     

    worst day -
    the one that doesn't end
    at midnight

  23.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-07 17:10:59
     

    drawing class -
    is it a cat or a mouse?
    the sumi-e

  24.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-14 17:45:11
     

    what madness this calligraphy --
    mist creeping
    cross field of burnt pines

  25.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-15 19:42:44
     

    hot sun
    we bathe our feet
    in a puddle

  26.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-27 16:45:54
     

    cool moon
    waves cross our feet
    so pale

  27.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-27 17:34:23
     

    across the road
    occupied by a small boy
    a large puddle

  28.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-16 17:27:50
     

    oceans
    worlds apart --
    so many universes

  29.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-17 19:32:25
     

    bus terminal -
    the yellow moon
    hangs in a dark sky

  30.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-18 18:21:42
     

    eyes cast upwards
    couple strolling hand-in-hand
    this night, too dark

  31.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-18 19:42:56
     

    open-air concert
    young lovers giggle
    beneath their blanket

  32.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-24 00:22:36
     

    starless night --
    beneath blanket of clouds
    this chill

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