Thaw (extract) 110102


Thaw (extract)

Grey growler lurches forth

Past soft edged solid road

And low light snow surfaces

As disconsolate trees breathe…..

Dreary sledges in long night mist dim straight abreast

As white town turns

And leading magpies blankly glide;

Eternal ice flow drips and grey grime skids –

As this grey dawn starts to thaw.

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magpies work (haiku 10328)


settings go astray

gilt tinted rings go reeling

magpies work in pairs

more good luck (haiku 10317)


three magpies fly past

salute one and a half times

bringing more good luck