Martha Goldmine
rising from the tailings pond
a gaggle of geese

—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 November 2004 by Patricia Prime

  1.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-29 15:27:48
     

    silence, splash sinks
    to murky pond's bottom --
    overflows onto green grass

  2.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-11-29 19:45:22
     

    in the mine's crater
    gigantic machines appear
    to be matchbox toys

  3.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-29 19:49:35
     

    circling hawk-
    last leaves fall
    from the dogwood

  4.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-11-30 01:31:29
     

    bali monkey shrine
    an old female monkey
    lazing on the footpath

  5.  
    Patricia Prime
    2004-12-02 18:28:01
     

    Tibetan temple -
    prone on the muddy courtyard
    the worshippers

  6.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-01-22 16:41:22
     

    in my bedroom window ...
    setting on the horizon
    artist's palette

    -

  7.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-01-22 16:55:54
     

    summer afternoon -
    breaking through the paving stones
    a sprig of parsley

  8.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-03 14:07:28
     

    rush hour thoughts
    at a standstill --
    smooth surface of the canal

  9.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-03 18:43:04
     

    sultry day
    a goldfish floats
    on the tank's surface

  10.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-20 16:05:51
     

    pale butterfly
    solitary morning --
    flutters pass kitchen window

  11.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-20 19:34:00
     

    evening -
    still on the footpath
    warmth of the sun

  12.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-20 21:28:11
     

    midnight solitude --
    full moon
    further away, tonight

  13.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-21 20:01:03
     

    home late
    beneath the door
    a chink of light

  14.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-22 17:05:59
     

    frigid sun on the horizon -
    footsteps pace
    to-and-fro

  15.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-22 19:20:47
     

    stone skimming
    the ducks scatter
    across the lake

  16.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-23 18:48:03
     

    wind-spilled bottle
    between the two of us --
    shared glass of wine


    -

  17.  
    Patricia Prime (pprime at ihug dot co dot nz)
    2005-02-23 19:43:02
     

    evening concert
    huddled beneath a blanket
    young lovers

  18.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-24 21:07:44
     

    hands embracing
    wintry evening through candle light

    miami moon swoons

  19.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-25 13:42:27
     

    power cut
    the only candle
    a Christmas one

  20.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-02-26 16:56:40
     

    pass midnight
    power restored --
    the darkness deepens

  21.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-02-27 19:52:32
     

    no showers today -
    a burst water main
    on the berm

  22.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-05 17:51:03
     

    no sunshine
    dreary day --
    but no rain

  23.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-07 17:24:45
     

    disused chapel
    tucked into a corner
    the Holy Family

  24.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-14 17:30:19
     

    overgrown field
    tucked in the corner --
    a blur of quails

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

    a sparrow
    collides with the window pane
    its damaged neck

  26.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-27 16:40:16
     

    crack of dawn --
    so red
    the woodpecker's belly

  27.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-03-27 17:36:58
     

    he must have moved on
    that cheerful magpie
    now only silence

  28.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-16 17:20:06
     

    silence only --
    with sign in hand
    "will work for food"

  29.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-17 19:34:25
     

    late sunshine
    asleep on a park bench
    a hobo

  30.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-18 18:11:45
     

    rain, all day
    transient beneath the bridge --
    it's to never end

  31.  
    Patricia Prime
    2005-04-18 19:44:57
     

    the end of an era:
    making plans for the future
    I consult my diary

  32.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-24 00:11:07
     

    making plans for today
    hours before dawn --
    small dog yelps

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