Ive been having a play with haiku over the last couple of weeks (during a bout of man flu!) and I thought I'd throw a couple of my efforts out here for your perusal. For those unfamiliar with the format it's a non-rhyming 3-line poem with five, seven, five syllables. I love the challenge of creating a broad picture on such a narrow canvas.

desperate to breed

restart the cycle of life

urgency of spring


sun breaks horizon

grebe peers through mist on water

images of dawn


swept plume bandit mask

harvesting natures bounty

waxwing irruption


hungry chick pleading

unsuspecting pigeon struck

peregrine provides