Haiku

overcoat shouldered
by the kitchen chair
last night’s warmth gone

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October laneway
a planetarium
of fallen apples

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time-jumping chipmunk
you were there
you are here

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spring light
the shivering ivy
spits out a wren

nesting time –
the magpie returns
the branches to the tree

These haiku originally appeared in Shamrock ~ 
The Journal of the Irish Haiku Society Issues 30 and 32.: 
 http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com
'nesting time -' was shortlisted for 
The Haiku Foundations 'Touchstone Awards' 
2015
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