on the lip of the Great Rift Valley a hyena’s laugh
Love how the rhythm of the line matches their laugh!
Night crickets can be surprisingly louder than hyenas, as Karen realised, as she was a sound recordist etc… in the Serengeti for Hugo van Lawick! :-)
Here's a late supper over her tent one night, although she did drop off, as long working days require a good night's sleep! :-)
trying hard to sleep––
a single gazelle being eaten
on both sides of the tent
From: This Lion Country sequence (Serengeti) Presence issue 57 March 2017 ISSN 1366-5367
Thanks for the kind words. Love the Serengeti poem. Mine, too, was from direct experience. I spent two years on the lip of the Great Rift Valley in Eritrea and Ethiopia. A lot of material yet to mine; at the time I was there, I wouldn't have known a haiku if it bit my ankle.