Easter morning
fox cubs scuffle
over a thrush egg




(The Mainichi, April 11, 2020)


8 Responses

  1. Mary Stevens Says:

    A striking and original haiku! Well done!

  2. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Thanks Mary!

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah, I remember a fox cub in Kent, during a haiku writing workshop that I led, called a ginko (no, not gingko, that's a tree). And of course Bristol (UK) which both myself and Helen formerly hailed from, is full of fox cubs, I hope!


    apple orchard my pause lengthens the fox cub

    Alan Summers
    traditional one line haiku

    Well, Kent was the county of apples, and hopefully still is!

  4. Helen Buckingham Says:

    When I lived in North Road, Bristol, there were foxes in the cellar virtually every other night – rumour had it they were using it as a gambling den!

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Or a gambolling den! ;-)

  6. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Funny you should say that…..see my next Asahi ku!

  7. Gillena Cox Says:

    Nice one Helen
    Happy Easter

  8. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Thanks so much Gillena – great to hear from you!

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