timid snake slithers
hidden in reeds and pond rocks
awaken to spring
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
Australian poetry, haiku, haiku shmaiku, poetry, proper haiku, some of my other so called haiku are not really haiku but who cares
November 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Can you spot the snake 😉
November 14, 2011 at 5:58 am
Nice haiku, Gabrielle. And perfect picture for it.
November 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm
Thanks mimiamos 🙂 and thanks for stopping by!
November 14, 2011 at 6:06 am
Oh yes…I see the snake…given my fear of them…I almost always know where they are. 🙂
November 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm
haha – I was thinking of you Charles when I wrote the haiku 😉
November 14, 2011 at 7:28 am
Love the snake: I wish we had them like that here….beautiful little haiku, Gabrielle…
November 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm
I’m not too keen on snakes Kate – the floods we had earlier in the year and the subsequent huge amount of new growth of grass etc., has led to a lot more snakes than usual – and some of them kill (a woman died just last week of snake bite) – this snake however is harmless (and very shy) so he’s OK – haha.
November 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm
words and image entwined… lovely Gabe,
November 15, 2011 at 9:21 am
Thanks Graham – haiga I suppose 🙂
November 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm
I’d say this is a perfect haiku 🙂
Wow – thanks Nigel 🙂
November 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm
tiger snake ponders
carrion in the face of
November 15, 2011 at 9:22 am
Haha – maybe that is where the word carrion comes from (they just carry on eating it, after death) 😉 thanks Brad for your contribution.
November 15, 2011 at 7:45 am
the tags on this post – LOL!
November 15, 2011 at 9:24 am
haha – glad someone is reading my tags (they are really part of the poetry ;)) – I got haiku shmaiku from poet and friend Paul Squires who was a bit conflicted about haiku – hahaha
November 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm
Awwww. What a cute little guy. I really like snakes – they’re very resourceful. Fantastic shot!
November 23, 2011 at 11:37 am
Thanks Selma – I took quite a few, but they are all a bit blurry (including one where the snake is looking at me directly – that’s when I ran off back into the house at top speed – haha)
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