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Nijuin: Dandelion

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dandelion
all its golden petals
facing the sun

hundreds of music fans
flock the castle grounds

unnoticed pigeons
pecking among the feet
keep their peace

lunch on a plastic table
Dad sorts out the kids

n
ls
heatherheaun

ans
dickds

ns
et
heatherheaun ce

ble
dickds ids

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such a warm night
sleeping on the verandah
the whispering moon

pillow talk remembered
as leaves turn pale

he accepts the haiku
no words explain
why she accepts the kiss

a quiet farewell
off to California

closing the door
on yet another home
none of them lasting

the Earths shut for repairs
please make other arrangements

night
ndah
heatherheaun moon

ered
dickds pale

haiku
plain
heatherheaun kiss

well
dickds rnia

oor
me
heatherheaun ting

airs
dickds nts

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into the forest
we seek a warmer spot
in patchy sunlight

snow falls from a branch
as the hunter takes aim

the girl of his choice
winsome in a furry coat
averts her gaze

yachtsman of the year
females flock on deck

into the river
where hes trying to forget
a single leaf falls

stolidly considering
a new hole in the road

est
ot
heatherheaun ht

nch
dickds aim

ice
oat
heatherheaun
aze
ear
dickds ck

iver
rget
heatherheaun alls

ering
dickds road

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Council offices
the girl at the entrance desk
fields more complaints

the mill-race is yellow
with chemical froth

in the rooms silence
aroma of antique wood
mimosa blossom

their delightful daughter
chats with college friends


desk
heatherheaun laints

llow
dickds oth

nce
ood
heatherheaun om

ghter
dickds iends

mode: by post
begun: May 2003
completed: March 2004
renjyu: Heather Kirk and Dick Pettit
led by Dick Pettit