Haiku 893, 894, Tanka 222, 223

From the collection published in 2021, The Immediate and No Sooner.

Haiku 893

A statistic coasts
its reputation assured
The textbook says so

Haiku 894

unblinking unseeing eye
slowly moving to the left
pulling pale pink thread

Tanka 222

Two weeks at the spa.
Invigorating idyll.
of recent nuisances done –
I’m so relaxed now. I purr.

Tanka 223

skinny fox still young
patchy fur and threadbare rump
stringy tail held straight
no looks and no lack of poise
comes right up to the back door

2 thoughts on “Haiku 893, 894, Tanka 222, 223

  1. These are all great. I really like #222 because it captures exactly what we mean when we say that we would like to spend our next lives as domestic cats. The luxury of all that blissful relaxation. #223 makes me think of the young foxes we have in our neighbourhood. You have captured their look perfectly.

    • Thank you. It’s funny how those foxes are so bold, and then I think of the ones from fairy tales or folk tales, or even Aesop’s Fables, and I enjoy the comparison.

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