July / August 31, 2011 "insect / bug" Thread Results




Announcing the July / August 31, 2011 "insect / bug" Haiku Thread

The theme of the July / August 31, 2011 haiku thread will be any "insect / bug", of any kind in the northern or southern hemisphere.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "insect / bug" Haiku Thread.

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Deadline: Midnight Friday, August 26, 2011


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All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at July / August "insect / bug" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Sketchbook.

Index to past Haiku Threads: Vol. 1, No. 1 ~ October 2006 - Current


Read the July / August 31,  2011 "insect / bug" Haiku Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden, and Guest Bernard Gieske


The following forty-three poets from thirteen countries have contributed two hundred seventy-three poems to the July / August 31, 2011 "insect / bug" Haiku Thread

Participants: Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY); Karin Anderson, AU: Stella Armour, UK ; Danica Bartulovic, CR; Marg Beverland, NZ; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US; Andrzej Dembonczyk, PL; Terri French, US; Bernard Gieske, US ; Michele Harvey, US; Cara Holman, US; Alegria Imperial, CA; Munia Khan, BD; Andy Lawless, US; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Sandra Martyres. IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Karen O'Leary, US; Scott Owens, US; Oprica Padeanu, RO;  P K Padhy, IN;  Ludmila Petrova, Ukraine (UA); Stella Pierides, DE; Marija Pogorilic, CR; Jasminka Predojevic, CR; Vera Primorac, CR; Chitra Rajappa, IN; Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR; Stjepan Rozic, CR; Vania Stefanova, BG; Gheorghe Postelinicu Stops, RO; André Surridge, NZ; Irena Szewczyk, PL; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Juliet Wilson, UK; Tad Wojnicki, US/TW; Yamadori, US

Countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, India, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

family intervention…
the sound of a fly
that wants to go out

# 01. Michele Harvey, US


lightning bugs help
foot soldiers browsing cornfields—
jet black box

# 02. Gheorghe Postelinicu Stops, RO

night sky full of stars
against the mountain

# 03. Scott Owens, US

what could this ant read
out of your life line?

# 04. Vasile Moldovan, RO

rain-brushed wings
flutter in the night:
Luna moth

# 05. Chitra Rajappa, IN

the flutter
of damselfly wings
summer romance

# 06. Karen O'Leary, US

a beetle
crawling on dry flowers…
is it just lonely?

# 07. Vania Stefanova, BG

out louse!
find a different home
where you are welcome

# 08. John Daleiden, US

Summer drought—
a row of ants
stick in the grass

# 09. Oprica Padeanu, RO

luscious peach
after the first bite
an insect on his tongue

# 10. Sandra Martyres. IN

two fat drunks
on the front porch swing
the mosquito and I

# 11. Terri French, US

a night mosquito
again playing unknown
nameles music

# 12. Jasminka Predojevic, CR

cherry's wedding—
buzzing shaking
its blossoming gown

# 13. Stjepan Rozic, CR

unknown to me
flower and a bug
swaying in sunshine

# 14. Marija Pogorilic, CR

sudden smell—
a dung beetle rushing
across the lawn

# 15. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

the pale moon
trapped between high-rises
a line of ants

# 16. Chen-ou Liu, CA

at the grave site
the last chirp
of a cricket

# 17. Bernard Gieske, US

the wind turns
on a zinnia teetering
monarch butterfly

# 18. Marg Beverland, NZ

The bug creeps
up a wall calendar

# 19. Liudmila Petrova, Ukraine (UA)

evening yoga –
the pose of a butterfly
in the garden

# 20. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY)

spring draft
the ruffled hair
of a new worm

# 21. Tad Wojnicki, US/TW

apple tree—
on a branch, dove
with larva

# 22. Stella Pierides, DE

summer rain—
under the maple leaf
a small spider

# 23. Andrzej Dembonczyk, PL

paratroops invasion
in preparation—
a pack of spiders

# 24. Vera Primorac, CR

the pent up heat
of cicada song

# 25. Michele Harvey, US

screen door
hum of cicada
as if heat could sing

# 26. Scott Owens, US

dusk light
moths shiver up
from the grass

# 27. Michele Harvey, US

The church bell tower—
the dragonfly wants to know
how late it is now

# 28. Vasile Moldovan, RO

dew shivers
in an orb weaver's web...
first light

# 29. Michele Harvey, US

Between sky and sea
a footbridge for ants—
the mast heel

# 30. Vasile Moldovan, RO

firefly night
resisting the urge
to turn on the lamp

# 31. Michele Harvey, US

Bride's dance—
smashed beneath her high heels
a lady bird

# 32. Vasile Moldovan, RO

delayed flight—
the praying mantis
by the back door

# 33. Michele Harvey, US

In the dark of night
the light of a candlestick
gathers butterflies

# 34. Vasile Moldovan, RO

insect guide
a child points
out an ant

# 35. Karen O'Leary, US

Alone in the rain—
on the umbrella's handle
a lady bird

# 36. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Evening breeze—
a butterfly sleeping
on a rose mallow

# 37. Oprica Padeanu, RO

The latest map sheet—
along the borderline
a long gossamer

# 38. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Burnt clearing—
butterflies resting on
a deer's eyelid

# 39. Oprica Padeanu, RO

High priest,
give up the vesper service
to listen to the crickets!

# 40. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Abandoned hut—
only two dragonflies
live in it

# 41. Oprica Padeanu, RO

On the rubish heap
the crickets' song resounds
crystal clear

# 42. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Silence, please!
on the faded branch
a dragonfly sleeps

# 43. Oprica Padeanu, RO

Concert end—
stuck to the heavy boot sole
a dumb cricket

# 44. Vasile Moldovan, RO

a grasshopper surfs,
rustling the green sea of leaves—

# 45. Chitra Rajappa, IN

All night long
both ears of a stone statue
fill with crickets

# 46. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Dry river bed—
on the shadow of a poplar
crowds of butterflies

# 47. Oprica Padeanu, RO

in the monsoons
house flies multiply
sickness spreads

# 48. Sandra Martyres, IN

a ladybug in his shorts
no lady!

# 49. Terri French, US

the little dog
chases his own tail
a flea problem

# 50. Sandra Martyres, IN

learning patience—
a honey bee hovers
over tight buds

# 51. Terri French, US

they’re making love
in white flowering field
the potato beetles

# 52. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

a fig on my palm
bee's buzzing crawls
up my sleeve

# 53. Marija Pogorilic, CR

back from a trip—
my garden blossoms with
scarlet lily beetles

# 54. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

a wasp sting
on an infant's hand
the red swell

# 55. Marija Pogorilic, CR

on TV — some insects's leg
on his lip

# 56. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

infant in its cart
and a bumblebee
blossoming cherry

# 57. Marija Pogorilic, CR

office white blonde
sunbathing countless
mosquito bites

# 58. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

the breeze
a louse crawls deeper
into the hair

# 59. Marija Pogorilic, CR

bed bug fear--
she sleeps soundly
on the floor

# 60. Sandra Martyres, IN

glare of a honey bee
on cherry's blossoms

# 61. Marija Pogorilic, CR

he fractures his wrist
swatting a mosquito—
et tu Brute!

# 62. Sandra Martyres, IN

hometown memories...
a spider mending a hole
in the attic wall

# 63. Chen-ou Liu, CA

sweet honey bee
take me home
to your Honey

# 64. Bernard Gieske, US

his gravelly voice,
all your feet flat on the floor...
mosquitoes buzzing

# 65. Chen-ou Liu, CA 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
in a rainbow’s mouth

# 66. Bernard Gieske, US

how beautiful
the name for a dragonfly—
shadow darner

# 67. Vania Stefanova, BG

desert sand
in a skull’s eye shadow
a dragonfly

# 68. Bernard Gieske, US

after the rain
& a water pump

# 69. Marg Beverland, NZ

lady bug, lady bug
don’t you know
summer’s gone

# 70. Bernard Gieske, US

zigzagging across the lawn
a moth

#71. Marg Beverland, NZ

see the horse
see the fly
watch the horsefly

# 72. Bernard Gieske, US


autumn sunset
looped through cryptomeria
spider thread

# 73. Marg Beverland, NZ

the mosquito came
I did not notice
now I itch

# 74. Bernard Gieske, US

as she irons my shirts . . .
the hiss of steam
and cicadas

# 75. Marg Beverland, NZ

have you tried
writing colors
watch the swallowtail fly

# 76. Bernard Gieske, US

surf spray
through nikau palms
sandflies swirl

# 77. Marg Beverland, NZ

on the tree
cicada shell

# 78. Bernard Gieske, US

his dried arrangement
feathers, twisted willow
a spider’s web

# 79. Marg Beverland, NZ

Song of a cricket—
between two gray clouds
only a star

# 80. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Sunday snooze . . .
in cicada song

# 81. Marg Beverland, NZ

sunset chills
...the waves rolling towards
her butterfly pose

# 82. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY)

a spider spins
strands of sunlight—
whirling willow leaves

# 83. Marg Beverland, NZ

on the bent grass
praying mantises clasp—
autumn love

# 84. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia (MY)

mild winter
flutter glide flutter glide
the monarch butterfly

# 85. Marg Beverland, NZ

in the jungle path
the soft chirps of cricket—
late summer romance

# 86. Ramesh Anand, Malaysia

louvre window
            a spider’s web

# 87. Marg Beverland, NZ

wet leaf
the bug loses
its foothold

# 88. Tad Wojnicki, US/TW

graph lines
up and down the window
slug slime

# 89. Marg Beverland, NZ

looking for honey
in a beehive
a sting to remember

# 90. Sandra Martyres, IN

the stem bends

# 91. Marg Beverland, NZ

his night outdoors
mosquitos make sure
he stays awake

# 92. Sandra Martyres, IN

moonless night
one buzzing fly and I
in the attic

# 93. Chen-ou Liu, CA

cruel little boys
enjoying the crackling sounds
crush harmless beetles

# 94. Sandra Martyres, IN

one by one
fireflies escape my glass jar...
starry night

# 95. Chen-ou Liu, CA

wild angels
dancing on my lawn
fire flies at night

# 96. Sandra Martyres, IN

zen garden
a butterfly soaring
over No Entry

# 97. Chen-ou Liu, CA

the child
kicks an ant hill
screams in pain

# 98. Sandra Martyres, IN

fluttering debut
the monarch sheds
its cocoon

# 99. Karen O'Leary, US

caught in a web
the fly becomes prey—
a waiting spider

# 100. Sandra Martyres, IN

bee hive—
where the workers never

# 101. Stella Pierides, DE

in clouds
locusts descend...
the bare fields...

# 102. Sandra Martyres, IN

eternal life
only the roaches
come close

# 103. Stella Pierides, DE

flies thrive
feasting on pigswill—
piglets squeal

# 104. Sandra Martyres, IN

in my salad
a green caterpillar—
life lesson

# 105. Stella Pierides, DE

summer night—
I listen
where woodworm bites

# 106. Andrzej Dembonczyk, PL

rainy day—
brushing the bugs off
the morels

# 107. Stella Pierides, DE

family heirloom
wood borers tunnel
through his teak diner

# 108. Sandra Martyres, IN

on my thumb
a deserved platform
for a lady bug

#109. Vera Primorac, CR

the sun peeps though
raindrops trapped in spiders webs,
she sees a rainbow

# 110. Sandra Martyres, IN

the war zone
on a wounded bush
lurking ants

# 111. Vera Primorac, CR

extreme self-control
she does not scratch her head
lice have a free run

# 112. Sandra Martyres, IN

on a rose leaf
tiny holes—
spying business

# 113. Vera Primorac, CR

the little worms
sliding down bamboos
safe landing

# 114. Sandra Martyres, IN

on the rose bush
a line of caterpillars,
the twigs are bare

# 115 Vera Primorac, CR 

for one tasty bug
two birds salivating
who will get it?

# 116. Sandra Martyres, IN

sunny day—
butterfly on a grass blade
opening its wings…

creatures of the night
moths, are drawn to
the electric light

# 118. Sandra Martyres, IN

warm fragrances
and much buzzing
in the grass

# 119. Zeljko Spoljar, CR

apricots for jam—
feeling guilt for
preserved worms

# 120. Danica Bartulovic, CR

a line of ants
climbing the mole hill
towards the sun

# 121. Zeljko Spoljar, CR

an August night
firefly's abdomen
lit with a bulb

# 122. Danica Bartulovic, CR 

a budding forest
entrapped into
the cobwebs

# 123. Zeljko Spoljar, CR 

in oak's cavity
cockchafers on duty
life is but the dust…

# 124. Danica Bartulovic, CR

fragrance – moths panic
in the closet

# 125. Zeljko Spoljar, CR

astral kisses
of two tiny butterflies—
shaking flowers

# 126. Danica Bartulovic, CR

a butterfly
clings to my polished nail
a bright red sunset

# 127. Vera Primorac, CR

a mule kicking
at biting flies and horseflies
"Come on, you beast!"

# 128. Danica Bartulovic, CR

poppy petals
flutter in the sun
a bee hovers

# 129. Vera Primorac, CR

stranded on a pavement—
sudden shower

# 130. Juliet Wilson, UK

on the tree
bees build a honeycomb
sweet, yellow nectar

# 131. Vera Primorac, CR

a bee sleeps
on a sunflower—
fallen leaves

# 132. Juliet Wilson, UK

the caterpillar
transforms on an apple leaf—
butterfly takes flight

# 133. Vera Primorac, CR

thistledown floats
above a field of cabbage
white butterflies

# 134. Juliet Wilson, UK

queen ant sniffs,
releases pheromone—
worker-ants wait

# 135. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

heat haze
above the traffic jam
a white butterfly

# 136. Juliet Wilson, UK

light kills them
lovers of the dark in caves—

# 137. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

low tide
snails busy with sands
under the half-moon

# 138. P K Padhy, IN

from hollow tube move;
wasp on a wall-nest

# 139. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

murmuring sound
grasshopper’s lazy walk
revealing green

# 140. P K Padhy, IN

the pest’s nest clings
and camouflaged

# 141. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

broken coconut
black ants conquer

# 142. P K Padhy, IN

outdoor killjoys
these pesky mosquitoes
humming… and biting

# 143. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

she comes every night
explores his body and drinks
wicked mosquito!

# 144. Munia Khan, BD

always hungry
for their next lunch…
crawling termites

# 145. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

black widow
liquefies a beetle
one grasshopper faints

# 146. Munia Khan, BD

brown dots on my linen
and fallen hair

# 147. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

flower’s fly
dressed in black-yellow
A bumblebee

# 148. Munia Khan, BD

a starry night
of fun and dream

# 149. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

neither a dragon
nor ever a fly

# 150. Munia Khan, BD

the night is not complete
without a bonfire

# 151. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

he is a bug
his name is lady

# 152. Munia Khan, BD

keeping me wide awake
and scratching

# 153. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a ladybug
puts on her polka dot dress—
vague morning

# 154. Irena Szewczyk, PL

soft and yummy
this chiffon cake…
crawling ants

# 155. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

queen rubs its chin
with its antennae;
thoughtless moment

# 156. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

hang on a stick
win or lose?

# 157. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a bright day
lady bug walks so slowly
on a grass leaf

# 158. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

through the security fence
to the thistle flower
a bumblebee

# 159. Marg Beverland, NZ

rhino beetles
fried to perfection…

# 160. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

step sideways ...
around my right ankle
a cockchafer

# 161. Vania Stefanova, BG

what a sight!
I vomit at those
yucky roaches

# 162. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

flutter to and fro
butterfly undecided
on where to go next

# 163. Andy Lawless, US

here are the crickets
hear out their courtship song

# 164. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a moth flying
from side to side—
what's eaten?

# 165. Jasminka Predojevic, CR

high tech shots…
the flight of the bumble bee
captured in sequence

# 166. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

butterfly garden—
on the balloonplant pods

# 167. John Daleiden, US

wonder of wonders
worker ants carrying
heavy roach parts

# 168. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

between showers
the summer air saturated
with cicada song

# 169. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

busy bees
flower after flower
after flower

# 170. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

incessantly a cricket sings
on the window sill

# 171. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

dog waggles
too much flea powder
isn’t too much

# 172. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a soft rustling
around the dead fly—
summer breeze

# 173. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

pile of stench
flies hovering around
the pile of trash

# 174. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

cloudless night—
cicada song deepens
the garden

# 175. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

vampire moth
in the depth of the night
the moon is full

# 176. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

summer heat
a line of ants moving
across Das Kapital

# 177. Chen-ou Liu, CA

foggy morning
watching a grasshopper
turn around

# 178. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a wistful gaze
ladybug landed on
my palm, before a tear

# 179. Malvina Mileta, CR

freaky fun
stirring the hornet’s nest
is simply suicide

# 180. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

the first paces
a butterfly follows child
to its mother's arms

# 181. Malvina Mileta, CR

while rinsing blue jeans
a centipede scampers away
in record time

# 182. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a corn field
with crickets' chirping he ties
the sheaves of corn

# 183. Malvina Mileta, CR

a dog scratches
as the clock ticks away...
pesky ticks

# 184. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

covered with flies
a cow surprises granny—
a slap on the face

# 185. Malvina Mileta, CR

death watch beetle
awaits the ferryman
all fares paid

# 186. Stella Armour, UK

the swallowed fly
in her stomach
butter-fly hiccups

# 187. Karin Anderson, AU 

a dragonfly
motionless on my shoulder—
tattoo saloon

# 188. Irena Szewczyk, PL

the whole balcony
from the surprise party
only one drunk fly

# 189. Karin Anderson, AU

leaf miners roll on
leaves sealed with silk
a moth miracle

# 190. Munia Khan, BD

sky’s calligraphy
hued butterflies
airbrush the clouds

# 191. Karin Anderson, AU

this little monster
eats only three times in life—
bloody deer tick.

# 192. Munia Khan, BD

midnight’s double spell
glow worms

# 193. Karin Anderson, AU

living on and on
in my mind a painting—
lady butterfly

# 194. Munia Khan, BD

a poet’s agony
last published book gone
in a silverfish feast

# 195. Karin Anderson, AU

living bulbs—
fireflies light up
summer nights

# 196. Munia Khan, BD

buzzing mosquitoes
teasing the eardrums
a dark night

# 197. Sandra Martyres, IN

the ignored sand storm
does not stop the ant squad’s march—
food procession

# 198. Munia Khan, BD

deep scratches
on her long arms
bugs feasting

# 199. Sandra Martyres, IN

virtual insects
always lay bad eggs
software bugs!

# 200. Munia Khan, BD

his occupation
spraying pesticides
a bug free home

# 201. Sandra Martyres, IN

Soft dainty touch
A butterfly caress
Lingers on my cheek

# 202. Stella Armour, UK

a new worm home—
sliding down the hawk's gullet
in one monstrous gulp

# 203. Sandra Martyres, IN


Tai Chi morning
a spider climbs slowly
up the wall

# 204. Cara Holman, US

the flat moon—
duet of cicadas' shrills
and tree frog croaks

# 205. Karin Anderson, AU .

shortest night—
on the breeze, one thousand
cricket voices

# 206. Cara Holman, US

through the eyelet
of my shoe
the sneaky leach

# 207. Karin Anderson, AU

is it love?
moths circle
before a flame

# 208. Cara Holman, US

The cricket singing
under the grass—

# 209. Maria Tirenescu, RO

sultry afternoon
the iridescent sheen
of dragonfly wings

# 210. Cara Holman, US

out of the dark
shimmering spots of light—

# 211. Chitra Rajappa, IN

cricket song—
sleeping at night
with an open window

# 212. Cara Holman, US

a cortege of ants
busy transporting food—
long garden paths

# 213. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

inchworm crawling
the leech sucks the treat
a blood berry pie

# 214. Karin Anderson, AU

Full moon—
the cricket’s song
and a lonely old man

# 215. Maria Tirenescu, RO

her lovers' quick perve
on her hairy legs
the cannibal spider

# 216. Karin Anderson, AU

a mosquito
singing upon my net...
end of my sleep

# 217. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

The cricket singing
under the grass—

# 218. Maria Tirenescu, RO

from leaf to leaf
a grasshopper jumping...
scintillating dew

# 219. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

bee sting—
I erase honey
from my shopping list

# 220. Irena Szewczy, PL

troops of wood lice
eating through the house:
a skeleton roof

# 221. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a flower—
embracing the sun
shelters an ant

# 222. Gillena Cox, TT

summer downpour...
all over the rooms
wingless rain flies

# 223. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the shorn garden—
a bachac carries away
a piece of leaf

#224. Gillena Cox, TT

over the village...
a lantern

# 225. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

feeling for a gap
in the screen

# 226. André Surridge, NZ

little children
in rapt attention:
a praying mantis

# 227. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

waiting my turn
to sample the scented rose
after the bee

# 228. André Surridge, NZ

a red butterfly
quivering upon a rose ...
ephemeral glow

# 229. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Song of a cricket—
everybody listening
under the full moon

# 230. Maria Tirenescu, RO

spider's web ...
struggling for survival
a curious fly

# 231. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cave tour
her torch beam returns
to the weta

# 232. André Surridge, NZ

a moth
sinks in the streak of light—
energy saver bulb

# 233. Irena Szewczyk, PL

Easter planting
she unearths the empty shell
of a cicada

# 234. André Surridge, NZ

swept away in the clouds
a red butterfly

# 235. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

burst grape
a wasp on its back
legs kicking air

# 236. André Surridge, NZ

throughout the garden
myriad bugs roaming ...
scent of insecticide

# 237. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

I sip the lime tea
listening to the crickets—

# 238. Maria Tirenescu, RO

April festival:
from blossom to blossom
swarms of butterflies

# 239. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in her closed fist
a firefly—
starry night

# 240. Alegria Imperial, CA

hover over a pond ...
waltzing shadows

# 241. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A butterfly
hovers above the tea cup—
serene day

# 242. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a pink butterfly
in the morning wind ...
a rose opening

# 243. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

our invisible bridges—
army ants

# 244. Alegria Imperial, CA

a cricket
in the law library stacks
searching for truth

# 245. Yamadori

under trellises—
vows we've made

# 246. Alegria Imperial, CA

Sky without stars—
in the attic balcony
listening to the crickets

# 247. Maria Tirenescu, RO

from stalk to stalk—

# 248. Alegria Imperial, CA

First star—
in the moonless night
crickets’ concert

# 249. Maria Tirenescu, RO

trying my way
through yours—
Monarch butterfly

# 250. Alegria Imperial, CA

First star in the sky—
in the high grass
crickets’ song

# 251. Maria Tirenescu, RO

shifting light—
the truth about black
in this spider

# 252. Alegria Imperial, CA

Autumn rain—
the cricket seeks
a new shelter

# 253. Maria Tirenescu, RO

summer wind—
our thoughts imitating moths
circling the light

# 254. Alegria Imperial, CA

A cricket struggles
in cat’s paw—
the leaves fall

# 255. Maria Tirenescu, RO

waning moon—
waxwings zeee zeee dreams
for us

# 256. Alegria Imperial, CA

Cricket's concert
in the moonless night—
the first stars

# 257. Maria Tirenescu, RO

fly glued on
a mango slice—

# 258. Alegria Imperial, CA

Cold night—
cricket’s buzzing
behind the stove

# 259. Maria Tirenescu, RO

would that our songs

# 260. Alegria Imperial, CA

A row of ants
climbing up a rose—
a petal falls

# 261. Maria Tirenescu, RO

collected for the soup pot
grasshoppers leaping

# 262. John Daleiden, US

Flowers near the grave—
in grandma’s wool flock
the first moth

# 263. Maria Tirenescu, RO
busy ants pausing
on their way to work:
exchange of messages

# 264 Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a thousand bees
on the cherry blossoms—
the lonely mother

# 265. Maria Tirenescu, RO

lazy afternoon—
a ladybug rocks
on a blade of grass

# 266. Chitra Rajappa, IN

Blossomed acacia
in pitiless rain—
no bee

# 267. Maria Tirenescu, RO

spinning her web
a spider waits for dinner—
the patient bride smiles

# 268. John Daleiden, US

A breath of wind—
and the bee is flying
to another flower

# 269. Maria Tirenescu, RO

greeting dawn
at the tip of a lily
a black ant

# 270. André Surridge, NZ

Great holiday—
running after butterflies
with the empty net

# 271. Maria Tirenescu, RO

sultry afternoon:
a butterfly
fans its wings

# 209. Chitra Rajappa, IN

a dragonfly rests
on the dry stick

# 273. Maria Tirenescu, RO

midsummer night
home alone with my dog
picking fleas

# 274. Chen-ou Liu, CA

In the twilight—
a dragonfly makes waves
on the lake’s water

# 275. Maria Tirenescu, RO

buzzing mosquitos—
a romatic evening
kiss interrupted

# 276. Sandra Martyres, IN

summer evening
daylight dissolves
into cicada song

# 277. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

singing crickets
turning on the light
unfinished symphony

# 278. Bernard Gieske, US

the sparrow in flight
an earwig in its beak—
hatchlings chirping

# 279. John Daleiden, US


Insect / bug list:

cicada (25); firefly (31); fly (1); moths (27); orb weaver (29); praying mantis (33);

Read the July / August 31,  2011 "insect / bug" Haiku Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden, and Guest Bernard Gieske




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