NEW HAIKU

sudden flash

of blue-grey down

hedge sparrow

 

safe

but not too safe

good friends

 

sun on water

the random glancing

of your eyes

 

perdition

a good place

to find yourself

 

scanning the faces

small dog

on busy pavement

 

rogue rodent

scurries under the shelving

pet supermarket

 

midnight calm

poised

between days

 

among the seed-heads

one blue clematis

this year’s or next?

 

snow-covered hedge

ice-palace

for sparrows

 

mayflowers

fading on the branch

stars at daybreak

 

a little rusty

elderly jackdaws

hurry off the road

 

now here

now gone

jumping spider