#39 – predators

predation above

helpless against attack

fat worms are victims

photo from flickr – ctberney

haiku recognized

started blog to free my thoughts

grateful and humbled



Filed under haiku, poetry

53 responses to “#39 – predators

  1. I LOVE these! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can’t wait to read more!

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  3. LOL… I wonder what they think when we are eating barbecued chicken?

  4. I have to admit that reading this haiku has made me hungry

  5. Poor little worms : (

    Nice haiku. : )

  6. I think the word “fat” adds an edge of comedy to this haiku. A lovely short read.

  7. Glad to see you in.

    fat worms, so visual and tickling.
    love your humor in Haiku.

  8. 1st moral of the story-don’t be fat!
    2nd moral of the story-don’t be a worm!
    Sorry, just joking, enjoyed your haiku very much.

  9. I enjoyed reading this haiku, though I didn’t enjoy thinking about those poor worms!

  10. Oh my! It is all in the perspective, no? Love it!

  11. glh

    🙂 Lovely last line. Reminds me of the canny warmth of some of Sylvia Plath’s ‘mother’ poems – ‘sprats in a pickle jar’ and so on.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. I can feel the analogy to something bigger. I like this cause I can make it mean anything…

  13. If they would stop wiggling down there–the birds wouldn’t hear them! That’s the way of nature though, isn’t it. Loved this haiku.

    • Nature most certainly strikes a hard balance – but I guess it makes you think -looking at it from a different perspective give you fresh eyes. Thanks for your comment, I am grateful.

  14. this made me smile! very nice haiku ;]

  15. #laugh, very cute.

  16. Thanks – glad it made you laugh 😉

  17. I have often thought about the “Robin” particularly as being predatory .
    Not because of what he eats but for how they eye there prey before hand.

    There is always someone who thinks as you do.


  18. Love this haiku…looking forward to reading more of your work 🙂

  19. How fun! I have many of these friendly predators in my front yard.

  20. What a great spring haiku–I had to laugh when the full cast became clear. Thanks for sharing this one for the rally!

  21. ha ha ha poor little worm…well it is the circle of life right? lol
    enjoy the rally!


  22. You might be interested in this; a poet friend says they are always looking for new poets to publish:

    Minglewood is a printed and online animated Haiku/Senryu Publication made up of contemporary Haiku/Senryu poet’s work. It is released four times a year in a printed format and on the minglewood haiku youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/minglewoodhaiku). You can submit your work to MinglewoodHaiku@gmail.com.

  23. here here! awesome!


  24. Lovely.

    Congratulations on the award!

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