sweet melon
a wasp and I
have seconds


8 Responses

  1. Magyar Says:

    Well envisioned Dan; I'll add this from my imagined memory_!
    __ Smiles. _m

    honey bees
    quickly wave me away
    raspberry bush

  2. Theresa Says:

    Wonderful work, Dan! I enjoyed it very much.

    Best,
    Theresa

  3. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Theresa! Appreciate your comments.

  4. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Magyar!

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    sweet melon
    a wasp and I
    have seconds

    —DAN CURTIS

    When I first read this, it was as a misreading, which is no bad thing. I loved that version, and I love what is presumably the correct reading of the author's intention.

    I'm probably more of a fan of bees, whether Solitary Bees or Buff-Tailed Bees (they took over the Blue Titmouse bird box earlier this year).

    After all we are al animals, even the insects can be lumped into that larger group, and communal eating is always sociable, isn't it?

    Delightful haiku!

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    wasp nest
    the boy in a corn field
    becomes a maze

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credit: Right Hand Pointing (low sky issue ed. Eric Burke Issue 95, 2016)

    Anthology credit:
    dust devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016, ed. Jim Kacian & the Red Moon Editorial Staff

  6. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    I enjoyed the playfulness in this one.

    Fourth of July
    yellow jackets arrive
    for dessert

  7. Dan Curtis Says:

    Thank you, Barbara! I like your ku as well.

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    There's always enough to share, Dan – even with a wasp! Nice one. :)

    marion

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