Stroll “Haiku”

After the postman delivered some letters, I went for a walk “around the block” so to speak. We lived deep in the country at that time.

There are some woods, some fields and “posh” neighbours with tennis courts being renovated…these represent an attempt to “capture” that walk.


for a lonely postman

delivering letters

a welcome salutation

 

brown ochre carpet

silences in the wood

soft and springy

 

fresh horse dung

no longer steaming

a morning ride?

 

outside the sett

no leaves here!

badger sweeps her doorstep

 

cloven hooves

fresh in the mud

deer not long gone

 

canine footprints

long toenails

Reynard the fox has signed

 

lone buzzard in the sky

flying Westward

a simple majestic

 

mistletoe on a tree

a garland of red pearls

so ripe and juicy!

 

single deer print

the stag roams

looking for Hern

 

corner of the eye

catches the buzzard

who is watching who?

 

low down sun

he cast many

heap long shadows

 

jackhammers on

the tennis court

no more forty-love

 

sat at a keyboard

steaming a little

time for some tea!