within the stillness rat’s ripples



( Originally published in Poetry Super Highway, December 2022)

4 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    within the stillness rat’s ripples
    martin gottlieb cohen

    Some creatures can make things feel still somehow, and rats calmly moving through water may be one of those instances.


    sewer rat
    breaking the water surface
    its shut eye

    Alan Summers
    Haiku Spirit #16 Ireland, (1999)
    Anthology: The New Haiku (Snapshot Press 2002)
    Collection: Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

  2. Magyar Says:

    a hunter hawk's scan
    coils above this swimming rat
    such dizzy lunch


  3. foundations Says:

    Beautiful and evocative imagery, Martin Gottlieb Cohen. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. darius s Says:

    old forest-
    a tree falls

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