my dog catches
a new scent


9 Responses

  1. Mary Stevens Says:

    Love it, Jacquie! It captures an essential quality of dog.

  2. Sheila Sondik Says:

    The wordplay matches the playfulness of the dog. What a clever, vivid, fun haiku!

  3. Alan Summers Says:


    my dog catches
    a new scent

    —Jacquie Pearce

    This feels very immediate, and embraces both the humor of the moment, and how a dog senses far more than we do. Smells and scents are like synesthesia if humans could see what dogs could smell! :-)

    Brilliant haiku!!!!!!!!!

    I'm more of a dog person but have written more cat haiku, but trying to catch up myself!


    goodbye to autumn
    a day spent watching dogs
    walk their owners

    Alan Summers
    Publication credits: Blithe Spirit (vol 23 no. 4 November 2012)

  4. Robert Kingston Says:

    Ah yes, the unpredictability of a dog. This ku amuses and points a finger at the same time.
    Lovely images Jacquie Pearce
    fresh out of collars
    the pet shop
    ties a bow

  5. martin1223 Says:

    snow melt
    a wolf tastes
    the air

  6. Jim Ellis Says:

    Brilliant image – visual, visceral, synesthetic.
    It is a sublime haiku. Let's see more!

  7. MaryJo Says:

    Very visual, Jackie and so like a dog. It makes me laugh and also reminds me of how much more there is to the world than what we, as humans, scent and smell.
    great haiku.

  8. janewilliams Says:

    Love it!

  9. Jacquie Pearce Says:

    Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! (My apologies for the much delayed reply!)

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