haiku and tanka

Happy Haiku Sunday! Here’s a haiku/tanka piece from erikleo, simplistic yet intriguing. Check out more of his work: erikleo.wordpress.com

erikleo

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on the paving slab
a slug’s silvery map
sets off an apricot stone

the Arctic terns have flown south –
late August, alone in a bird hide

sitting in the sun –
a tiny insect crawls across
my poem

godwits drilling the still pond –
ripples in the universe

watching bumble bees spiral into petals
I rub lavender leaves between fingers
releasing scent
but it doesn’t ease
my throbbing head

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