bad haircut
a kingfisher squawks
at the teenager

—Pat Tompkins

About the author: I'm an editor in the San Francisco Bay Area who started trying to write haiku (and later tanka) two years ago. My poems have appeared in red lights, Astropoetica, flashquake, and other publications.

Responses to the haiku for 20 October 2006 by Pat Tompkins

    David Fox (davidirafox at yahoo dot com)
    2006-10-20 16:50:52

    I liked your haiku. I notice in your bio you say you are an editor. Could you e-mail me the info (name of journal/site, address, etc.)?
    David Fox

    d. f. tweney
    2006-10-23 20:20:31

    As it happened, this haiku was published last week when I was on a beach vacation with my family -- on a day when we saw a busload of teenagers disembark and start playing games on the beach. No kingfishers but lots of bad haircuts!

    rock scissors paper:
    the sea lion watches us
    edge into the surf

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-10-25 19:16:26

    headache, morning after-
    the mockingbird song
    floods my room

    Patricia Creek
    2006-10-28 00:00:41

    Pat, your haiku made me smile. Everybody's a critic... even this kingfisher! Thanks.


    Pat Tompkins
    2006-10-28 09:49:44

    Thanks for your kind responses. If any bird knows a bad haircut, it's the kingfisher.

    2009-11-22 05:09:06

    autumn dusk-
    white shadows
    ibis yet feeding