Tuesday, 6 July 2010

rabbit haiku

sitting
by the roadkill -
young rabbit.



a scene from a road in the Scottish Highlands.

I'm delighted that Blithe Spirit, the Journal of the British Haiku Society has just accepted six of my haiku for their next issue! This is one they rejected!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

That is a very sad Haiku

Tumblewords: said...

Sad reality - excellent crafting!

Daisy Hickman said...

Congrats on the accepted work and thanks for sharing this haiku. It reminds me a bit of one I wrote not long ago when thinking about our changing global environment and displaced animals / wildlife.

an icy silence as
brown bear departs …
woods weeping

bunnygirl said...

I think you should follow this up with a happy rabbit haiku. :-(

☆sapphire said...

Hello

O That Haiku is good and touching although it is very sad. Our Haiku Society would have chosen it!

Congratulations on your accepted work!!

Titus said...

I liked it.
And mega-congratulations!

RoadBunner said...

I saw this on twitter and thought it was quite sad. But very poetic :)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

They couldn't handle the depth of emotion that a rabbit has.....

Paul said...

Congratulations!

Janice Thomson said...

A whole story in so few highly emotional words. Excellent.

angie said...

congratulations, Juliet! wonderful news.

and I like the rejected haiku -- it's so evocative. makes me wonder if it was her mother; makes me wonder if you scooped her up and took her home.

Gillena Cox said...

a sad theme; a skillfully wrought haiku

much love
gillena

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lisa - it was very sad to see the bunny too

Tumblewords - thanks

Daisy - thanks for sharing your haiku, its very poignant

bunnygirl - yes I should, I have written some happy bunny haiku in the past...

sapphire, Titus, Paul, Roadbunner, Janice, Gillena - thanks!

d.moll - too often bunnies are underestimated aren't they?

angie - we wondered if the roadkill had been the baby rabbit's parent or sibling,