the colour of our lives

poetry • celebration • faith • nature • humanity • imperfections • glory

Haiku and senryu from Nathanael’s Rest

17 November 2009

in rainsmell air
bronzewing pigeons lowing
like feathered cows

daughter, writing
asks me how to spell a word
“start it off”, I say
fragrant humus
subtle spice of eucalypts
a forest’s perfume

quiet kookaburras
thirty seconds earlier
laughing at the sky

sun breaks from grey cloud
two green parrots glow in flight
and land, quietly


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