another sunset
another gnat
swims in the wine

19 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:


    We both need to take more care of our wine!

    spooned from rioja
    the winefly stumbles
    over damp assam teabags

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Blithe Spirit 10:1 (2000)


  2. Ross Says:

    More insect-ku! I love the stuff!

  3. martin1223 Says:

    rain drenched awning
    a jumping spider steps
    across the desk

  4. Ross Says:

    Spiders aren't insects, but thank ku, anyway.

  5. martin1223 Says:

    October shadows
    the slow rise of a stick bug’s leg

  6. martin1223 Says:

    Da Lat Christmas
    up and down the tree

  7. martin1223 Says:

    morning alley
    a roach steps on its shadow

  8. martin1223 Says:

    trembling bloom
    a bumblebee crawls
    from nectar

  9. martin1223 Says:

    dark cloud
    a doe’s ear twitches
    the gnats

  10. martin1223 Says:

    from the doorstep a beetle’s legs point to the sun

  11. martin1223 Says:

    melting ice cream
    the long shadows of ants

  12. martin1223 Says:

    within all the eyes of a jumping spider me

  13. martin1223 Says:

    from the edge of a half chewed leaf rising moon

  14. Lynne Says:

    Love the way I get such a strong sense of time passing in these few words.

  15. Emyjay Says:

    Drowning gnat
    Disturbs your crimson wine
    And the setting sun

  16. martin1223 Says:

    Mozart opera
    a wave through the legs of a millipede

  17. Ross Says:

    Three cheers for the six-legged!

  18. Lisa Brown Says:

    I had to smile, imagining a tipsy gnat, doing the backstroke in your glass, sighing with pleasure at the sunset you are both watching!

  19. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Sweet – obviously a regular occurence! I also love insect-ku :]

    midge haze –
    a dragonfly skip jives
    with its reflection

    First published in Shamrock Journal: No 18

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