Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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  Junicho: Summer Dawn  

 

 

 

 

 
  summer dawn -
the tide laps
on sandcastle walls
   
  ancient mosses cling
to the cliff face
   
  shadows slowly fade
as I set out
for Sally Gap
   
  through the wormy thatch
an autumn breeze
   
  mushrooms magic
moonglow
in deserted woods
   
  divining her man
with a shillelagh
1  
  a ball of malt
acushla
before we try again

2

3

 
  children call
through densely falling snow
   
  out the aircraft window
a thousand miles
of wing
   
  patching over cracks
in this old mill
   
  the tulip fancier
settles
for a daff
   
  sighting home
our ewes come into milk
   
         
 

Norman Darlington
09/08/2004 Knocknalour, Ireland

 
 

1 - shilleglagh: a stout wooden staff or club
2 - a ball of malt: a measure of whiskey
3 - acushla: 'beat of my heart', a term of endearment