Sunday, 7 June 2009

The day in haiku

Motels
People in motels
Have lost the ability
To turn door handles


Shepparton's Mooving Art
A herd of cattle
Painted bovine canvases
Not easy to milk


Tatura
War cemetery
Internees and prisoners
Still lined up in rows


Somewhere between Shepparton and Tatura
Caravan driver
Shakes fist at Morris rally
Knows how we feel now


Wedge-tailed eagle
Dead river red gum
A fine spot to watch your lunch
Prepared by a truck


Emus
Big birds in a field
Peer at me as if I'm here
For their amusement


Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
Laser-levelled land
Billiard table for rice
A silo and sky


The Murrumbidgee
Too many syllables to
Work into a haiku

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Comments swim slowly
through the snail haiku spillway.
This stupid cod leaps

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Bronwen Scott, FCD said...

:)

I tried writing limericks but they are far too difficult.

I wish I hadn't packed up Stephen Fry's book on poetry. It would've made a good read on this trip.