Dry brittle straw stands

Last testament of Summer

Sister’s spiteful touch



Cold snout blows fine dust

Warthog begs on scaly knees

Any tender shoot



Brown on grubby brown

Hornbill slashes at the earth

Putter lost his ball



Grey kwêvoël sits high

Desolate against dull sky

Crying “Go away!”


Frank Tassone is hosting at dVerse today and he’s challenging us to write a haiku sequence using a minimum of three haiku.

I love reading haiku, but avoid writing it as I always feel clumsy and inept.