March / April 30, 2012 "pond life" Haiku Thread




Announcing the March / April 30, 2012 "pond life" Haiku Thread

The theme of the March / April 30, 2012 haiku thread will be anything to do with "pond life" of any kind in the northern or southern hemisphere. It is not necessary to use the word pond or life.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "pond life" Haiku Thread.

Subject Line: Mar / Apr 30, 2012 "pond life"
Haiku Thread

Deadline: Midnight Thursday, April 26, 2012


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at Mar / Apr 30, 2012 "pond life" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choices from this thread for publication in the Monday, April 30, 2012 Sketchbook.

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


Read the March / April 30, 2012 "pond life"  Haiku Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden, Guest Bernard Gieske


The following forty-five poets from fifteen countries have contributed two hundred eighty-eight haiku to the
March / April 30, 2012 "pond life
" Haiku Thread

Participants: Jax Aemilias, UK; Ramesh Anand, MY; Karin Anderson, AU; Stella Armour, UK; Danica Bartulović, CR; Margaret Beverland, NZ; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Ralf Bröker, DE; John Byrne, Ireland; Patricia Carragon, US; Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO; Marion Clarke, IE; John Daleiden, US; Robert Davey, UK;Tracy Davidson, UK; Smajil Durmiševic, BA; Bernard Gieske, US; Cara Holman, US; Alegria Imperial, CA; Anisoara Iordache, RO; Harvey Jenkins, CA; Munia Khan, BD; Evica Kraljić, CR; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Tonka Lovric, CR; Stefanija Ludvig, CR; Vladimir Ludvig, CR; Tomislav Maretic, CR; 35Sandra Martyres, IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Karen O'Leary, US; Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN; Asim Kumar Paul, IN; Marija Pogorilić, CR;  Vera Primorac, CR; Chitra Rajappa, IN; Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, CR; Alex Serban, RO; Radhey Shiam, IN; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Vania Stefanova, BG; Rachel Sutcliffe, UK; Diana Teneva, BG; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Angie Werren, US; Neal Whitman, US

Countries:  Australia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago,  United Kingdom, United States

pond life—
an old man’s dhoti
full of fishes

# 01. Ramesh Anand, MY

the slow approach
underneath lily leaves
pond snail eggs

# 02 Harvey Jenkins, CA

staring at me
from the merky depths—

# 03. John Daleiden, US

a line of reed—
from the pond peers
brown velvet

# 04. Marija Pogorilić, CR

moved brickyard—
the hole left behind produces
croaking mosquitos

# 05. Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, CR

clinging to water plants
tadpoles hold on for dear life—
a mole's banquet

# 06. Neal Whitman, US

ducklings . . .
in the willow's shadow
a hawk

# 07. Margaret Beverland, NZ


pond life
flora and fauna exist
in harmony

# 08. Sandra Martyres, IN

pond for writers
to jump in

# 09. Karen O'Leary, US

starry pond
the pulsing throat
of a frog

# 10. Chen-ou Liu, CA

after the storm:
... a koi fish peeks
from behind a lily pad

# 11. Chitra Rajappa, IN

same trap
for small fish...
pond life

# 12. Vania Stefanova, BG

A family of ducks
swimming uniquely as one—
what ties bind them?

# 13. Smajil Durmiševic, BA

Roadside pond
Lotus blooms in eminence
Conveys our prayers.

# 14. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

Song of a swing—
In a drean I hear
Mother’s voice

# 15. Alex Serban, RO 

behind the trees
a kiss by the dragonfly
stirs the pond

# 16. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

no breeze
without fish—
a lifeless pond

# 17. Munia Khan, BD

on arrival
a plop off the log
glimpsing a turtle

# 18. Bernard Gieske, US

French campsite . . .
my children giggling
at frogsong

# 19. Marion Clarke, IE

early morning
a fog pinned
to the pond reed

# 20. Malvina Mileta, CR

adult mayflies
emerge from the water—
a fish leaps

# 21. Jax Aemilias, UK

water body—
the gene flows through
millions of years

# 22. Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN

bare feet
tadpoles tickle in
ripe apple breeze

# 23. Karin Anderson, AU

a puffed frog
and croaking…

# 24. Tonka Lovric, CR 

an antfly
caught by a dragonfly
flies more faster

# 25. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

a turtle dreams
goldfish escape upstream
of a poison snail

# 26. Stefanija Ludvig, CR

from the pond
frog spawn

# 27. Robert Davey, UK

pond in the garden
three golden fish
three golden wishes

# 28. Danica Bartulović, CR

koi pond
the spreading ripples
in my ice cream

# 29. Tracy Davidson, UK 

a duck
followed by its V
honks from behind

# 30. Ralf Bröker, DE

monsoon’s end...
out of emptiness
pond’s life

# 31. Ramesh Anand, MY

summer breeding pond
another frog makes its way
onto the stage

# 32 Harvey Jenkins, CA

pond’s stillness...
springing to life
all my wishes

# 33. Ramesh Anand, MY

flowering lotus
sun in the pistil smiles
amidst a pond

# 34. Marija Pogorilić, CR

lovely pond nearby—
the willow catkins' pollen
likes to go out

# 35. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

twitch of the fish
a water snake
enters the mud

# 36. Marija Pogorilić, CR

just passing by—
birds fall silent as frogs
head jump into water

# 37. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

concert of the frogs—
in midnight silence
moon in the water

# 38. Marija Pogorilić, CR

staring at dragonfly—
the frogs show me
whiteness of their thighs

# 39. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

the duckweed
on the pond surface
home of the mosquitoes

# 40. Marija Pogorilić, CR

watching a nest
on the willow… the pond eyes
waching me!

# 41. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

new shoots
on the brown tangle
spring sprung

# 42. Neal Whitman, US

such a long journey
snail arrives and rests
at the pond Buddha’s feet

# 43. Harvey Jenkins, CA

stems push
through grey brown litter
lily pond

# 44. Neal Whitman, US

a basking frog
taking in sound, motionless
and then one blink

# 45. Harvey Jenkins, CA

A wrinkled face
smiles back at him
a pond reflection

# 46. Sandra Martyres, IN

in the gut
of the old eel
three ducklings

# 47. Margaret Beverland, NZ

dragonfly summer:
shards of colour
flit across the pond

# 48. Chitra Rajappa, IN

frog pond...
I jump over
the spring sun

# 49. Chen-ou Liu, CA

a lotus blooms
across the pond
frogs claustrophobic

# 50. Sandra Martyres, IN

weeping willows
bend over the pond
one croak... no more

# 51. Chen-ou Liu, CA

Divine lotus swings,
Brings forth pure transition,
Pretty thing of love.

# 52. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

alone by the pond
my yellow stream goes farther
to touch the moon

# 53. Chen-ou Liu, CA
(for Santoka Taneda)

Moving with lotus,
We are blessed with blossoms,
Lots of spirituality.

# 54. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

they draw water
from the same pond
the rich and the poor

# 55. Sandra Martyres, IN

Dewy essence
In lotus we trace significance,
Love to be loved again.

# 56. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

ducks quack
a wily fox smacks his lips
dinner on the pond

# 57. Sandra Martyres, IN

Wide leaf floats in pond,
Proud lotus in heavenly beauty,
Secures bliss for us.

# 58. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

pollutants float
on life's pond
no one bothers...

# 59. Sandra Martyres, IN

Moving in rain,
Frog jumps in the pond,
Beginning of wave.

# 60. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

water lilies
a colourful pond

# 61. Sandra Martyres, IN

It lives in pond,
Ruhi is the king of fishes,
Water gives the life.

# 62. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

Spring wind—
Trees are swinging
Without leaves

# 63. Alex Serban, RO

With hard shell
With catch of fear it coils
Witness of watery things.

# 64. Asim Kumar Paul, IN

I find a broken swing
In the attic

# 65. Alex Serban, RO

luminous Egg Moon
ancient seasonal forces
wash over the pond

# 66. Harvey Jenkins, CA

and quiet in the pond
lotus flowers

# 67. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

invasive species
shadows and water lilies
shelter goldfish

# 68. Harvey Jenkins, CA

suddenly mired
at the pond's slippery edge
my shiny shoe

# 69. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

fish’s point of view—
"nature’s aquarium
sustains us!"

# 70. Munia Khan, BD

a stack of turtles
keels over!

#71. Chitra Rajappa, IN


green hydra
and one lost water bear—
microscopic lives!

# 72. Munia Khan, BD

a waterstrider
and its image
waltz in unison

# 73. Chitra Rajappa, IN

anticipation on water
a kingfisher awaits
dirt frustrates him.

# 74. Munia Khan, BD

pond Life
slugs, snails, frogs and tadpoles
all live together

# 75. Sandra Martyres, IN

British pond life—
a worthless person
phrase indeed!

# 76. Munia Khan, BD

on high alert
afraid of the big cats
deer drink from the pond

# 77. Sandra Martyres, IN

A torn letter floating
ducks never care
human emotion

# 78. Munia Khan, BD

gurgling waters
pond inhabitants
enjoy spring's warmth

# 79. Sandra Martyres, IN

mosquito’s paradise
no reptile invades
the buzz of blood-thirst

# 80. Munia Khan, BD

a toad on the moss
scours the pond carefully
dinner in mind

# 81. Sandra Martyres, IN

A crystalline life—
The ray of sun
over a sunfish

# 82. Munia Khan, BD

nature's beauty
unfolds at the pond
flowers in abundance

# 83. Sandra Martyres, IN

A vagabond Heron
sadly contemplates
no luncheon today

# 84. Munia Khan, BD

pond guest
Great Blue Heron steps past
our scarecrow

# 85. Harvey Jenkins, CA

mosquitoes and frogs
shelter in lotus shadows—
the splash of water

# 86. John Daleiden, US

Deep Water Moon
moist rocks roll away
to reveal a newt’s eye

# 87. Harvey Jenkins, CA

my twin brothers
counting who has caught
the most frogspawn

# 88. Marion Clarke, IE

pond Buddah's eye
is one with rainbow koi's eye—
the water flows

# 89. John Daleiden, US

two dragonflies dance
with their reflections
—French nightclub

# 90. Marion Clarke, IE

in the pond
on the cloud's bruise
a croaking frog

# 91. Malvina Mileta, CR

Lake Como garden—
my kids collecting froglets
from the fountain

# 92. Marion Clarke, IE

pond under dusk
horses at the watering place
snake in the mud

# 93. Malvina Mileta, CR

this old editor falls in
clouds and a blue sky

# 94. John Daleiden, US

dozing moon
on the lotus leaves
serenity in the pond

# 95. Malvina Mileta, CR

graveyard pond
pent up rage dies
in his pocket

# 96. Karen O'Leary, US

nobody's pond
a mosquito swarm blisters
the boy...buzzzzzzzzzzzz!

# 97. Malvina Mileta, CR

near the pond—
the exchange of “I love you’s”
under a clear sky

# 98. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

floating cork
cane pole in hand___
watching the dragonflies

# 99. Bernard Gieske, US

school of catfish…
the stirrings in the pond
jolt me

# 100. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

swaying cattail
red-winged blackbird
flashes a warning

# 101. Bernard Gieske, US

on farmer Giles farm pond—
thin ice

# 102. John Daleiden, US

midnight noises
one bullfrog….
louder than the others

# 103. Bernard Gieske, US

hiding behind
the pond’s lilies…

# 104. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

extra thrill
two hooks on one line―
the tug of two bluegill

# 105. Bernard Gieske, US 

a dropped paddle
in the middle of the pond…

# 106. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

wild geese
squabbling on the pond edge
a young couple

# 107. John Daleiden, US

the wails
of a lover, all alone
in the pond

# 108. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a silver fox
in the boathouse shadows
winter sunset

# 109. John Daleiden, US

life stands still
except for some ripples
in the pond

# 110. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a tail splash ...
crayfish lurking
in its burrow

# 111. Vania Stefanova, BG

the wide, silent pond
ducks paddle and play
behind the duckweeds

# 112. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

golden fins
in shades of the algae—
three wishes

# 113. Vania Stefanova, BG


near the pond…
mother duck and her ducklings

# 114. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a little dog
barks at his own reflexion
moonlit pond

# 115. Sandra Martyres, IN

night hunting
his first adventure
gigging a frog

# 116. Bernard Gieske, US

a pebble he throws
into the pond daily
he keeps time that way

# 117. Sandra Martyres, IN

rusty beer cans
beside an old harrow—
pond bottom trash

# 118. John Daleiden, US

the little frog hops
from cloud to cloud
pond life is fun

# 119. Sandra Martyres, IN

after the chores
dodging the cowpies
with cane and worms

# 120. Bernard Gieske, US 

she flutters wet wings
as she waddles out
a duck from the pond

# 121. Sandra Martyres, IN

gentle breeze
bobbing cork
wavelets licking the bank

# 122. Bernard Gieske, US

an orange experience
at the pond

# 123. Sandra Martyres, IN

her passion―
on a string

# 124. Bernard Gieske, US

he bays at the moon
the crazy dog spots it
in the pond

# 125. Sandra Martyres, IN

in the grass
a picnic with my lover—
ripples on the pond

# 126. John Daleiden, US

brazen wind—
the ripple conveys
the message

# 127. Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN

after the rain
the pond
brimming with frog song

# 128. Margaret Beverland, NZ

first rain—
pond filled with
songs of joy

# 129. Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN

a dull grey morning
the sun forgets to wake up
a lifeless pond

# 130. Sandra Martyres, IN

circles of ripple
the beauty of life born
in the center

# 131. Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN

the child is awe-struck
sunbeams dance on the pond
another day dawns

# 132. Sandra Martyres, IN

half filled with water
the old wood row boat—
cattails in the wind

# 133. John Daleiden, US

fireflies party late
their reflections on the pond
wake up the frogs

# 134. Sandra Martyres, IN

tender evening
the full moon swims
with fish and frogs

# 135. Pravat Kumar Padhy, IN

quiet contemplation
a dragonfly lands
on my shoe

# 136. Harvey Jenkins, CA

Summer drought
pelicans drain the pond
litre by litre

# 137. Karin Anderson, AU

Ragged Robin colony
bees and butterflies
visit the wild pond

# 138. Harvey Jenkins, CA

dusk opens
night bloom water lilies
the crimson moon

# 139. Karin Anderson, AU

the frog's croaking
breaks off
silence of the night

# 140. Tonka Lovric, CR

pond’s countless tadpoles
an old frog sits in
the tree of knowledge

# 141. Karin Anderson, AU

from the pond
onto the lawn
a jump of the frog

# 142. Tonka Lovric, CR

a lickerish fragrance
lethal for a fat fly
Drosera rotundifolia

# 143. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

deafening sound
the frog's choir
rehearses croaking

# 144. Tonka Lovric, CR

the wild goose beak
full of a big green frog
no more croaking

# 145. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

she pours emotions
straight into the pond
her tears flow freely

# 146. Sandra Martyres, IN

mosquito's proboscis
crashed in an attack
on a big turtle

# 147. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

they pollute the pond
change its colour
dyes and chemicals

# 148. Sandra Martyres, IN \

life in the pond
silvery shine of the trout
buyers coming

# 149. Danica Bartulović, CR

the tadpole
a pond and the frog
a river

# 150. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

the oceans
such a huge pond
how many fish

# 151. Danica Bartulović, CR

murky pond
a bed of lilies
hides a catfish

# 152. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

stork ambush—
the sudden silence
of frogs and ducks

# 153. Stefanija Ludvig CR

mute witness
to a pod's rebirth
the pond

# 154. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

mosquito relief—
the splashing line of ducks
scatters hungry frogs

# 155. Stefanija Ludvig CR

one bright day
making a mirror
of the pond

# 156. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

the water lilies—
home to the sleepy snail
and squirming earthworms

# 157. Stefanija Ludvig CR

frog's refuge
in the duckweed
of a pond

# 158. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

worm eats lotus,
stork bites frog, hedgehog eats snake—
a food feast

# 159. Stefanija Ludvig CR

near a boat
frogs and tadpoles
and catfish

# 160. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

staring up at me
from below the surface
eye of newt

# 161. Tracy Davidson, UK

fruit peelings
the pond is just
few steps away

# 162. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

graceful dance
across the surface

# 163. Tracy Davidson, UK

a pond
too deep for the boy
fishing rod

# 164. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

keeping to the edge
my neighbour's cat
hunting koi

# 165. Tracy Davidson, UK

lily pond
glancing to catch
a gourami

# 166. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

mill pond
I skim the surface
of wakefulness

# 167. Tracy Davidson, UK 

just the sound
of my tinnitus

# 168. Ralf Bröker, DE

his eyes follow me
as I gather frog spawn
the garden gnome

# 169. Tracy Davidson, UK

but rush
and a paper boat

# 170. Ralf Bröker, DE

at the fishpond—
in a ragged net
just a shoe

# 171. Evica Kraljić, CR

frogs jump
across the road
fence of a pond

# 172. Ralf Bröker, DE

shallow water
a boy lowers his feet
and two tiny fish

# 173. Evica Kraljić, CR 

bone white moon
pond’s young fish jumping
in a canoe

# 174. Karin Anderson, AU

anglers alingned
around the fishpond
fearful fish

# 175. Evica Kraljić, CR

dawn chorus thunder
even under water
frogs croak

# 176. Karin Anderson, AU

edge of the pond—
the frogs practice croaking
before it rains

# 177. Evica Kraljić, CR 

sky’s aerobatics
mating dragonflies wheel
in dawn’s blush

# 178. Karin Anderson, AU

fish's hiding place—
flowering lotuses
in the pond

# 179. Evica Kraljić, CR

caught thistledown
trembles in a willow
the duckling runt

# 180. Karin Anderson, AU

sleeping toad
yet the prince at home

# 181. Vera Primorac, CR

murky pond
trying to
collect my thoughts

# 182. Cara Holman, US

such loud croaking—
adjusting their voices,
the frog choir

# 183. Vera Primorac, CR

old pond
not seeing the frog
until the splash

# 184. Cara Holman, US

a fat toad—
it takes too much effort
to croak

# 185. Vera Primorac, CR

feathered clouds
a water strider
skims the surface

# 186. Cara Holman, US

frog duo,
croaking on the same

# 187. Vera Primorac, CR

cattails growing
by the pond…
a blackbird’s shadow

# 188. Cara Holman, US

until the morning
from edge to edge of the pond
frogs’ dialogue

# 189. Vera Primorac, CR

low clouds
dragonflies hover
above the pond

# 190. Cara Holman, US

over a sunlit pond
a silk butterfly

# 191. Keith A. Simmonds, TT 

  1. turbid lake
    a boat in the reeds
    awaits somebody

    # 192. Tomislav Maretic, CR

a shimmering pond ...
the reflction of
a narcissus

# 193. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

lulling the birds asleep
on the water

# 194. Tomislav Maretic, CR

the shadow
of a dandelion
swimming in a pond

# 195. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

lulling the birds asleep
on the water

# 194. Tomislav Maretic, CR

willow branch—
stretched out arm over
the pond mirror

# 197. Diana Teneva, BG

the moon in the pond
effaced by a cloud—
the lake, too

# 198. Tomislav Maretic, CR.

sickle moon—
the light trickles from it
woodcocks crow

# 199. Diana Teneva, BG

waterfall spray—
fluttering through the rainbow,
a damselfly

# 200. Tomislav Maretic, CR

silver birch
leaves shake... fly over
the pond scum

# 201. Diana Teneva, BG

a heron and its
reflection in the pond, perched
on the same leg

# 202. Tomislav Maretic, CR

sun deeply
floats... captured
by pondweeds

# 203. Diana Teneva, BG

here and there
in the dense duckweed—
croaking frogs

# 204. Tomislav Maretic, CR

a crayfish
creeps out of the pond…
droplets glisten

# 205. Diana Teneva, BG

after I sit
beside the pond, the frogs soon
resume their song

# 206. Tomislav Maretic, CR

polluted water
lake…suspiciously alive
pond lily opens

# 207. Diana Teneva, BG

thundering cascade,
if you listen carefully—
the nightingale's song

# 208. Tomislav Maretic, CR

scolding sparrows
in the old oak tree
our pond swing

# 209. John Daleiden, US

newfangled waterfowl—
sparrows hopping on
the frozen pond

# 210. Tomislav Maretic, CR

this path
somewhere the sound
of water

# 211. Angie Werren, US

the rasp of an ulok bird
diving and feeding

# 212. Willie R. Bongcaron, P

she cleans her hands
among the fish

# 213. Angie Werren, US

from a nipa hut
peeking through the pond
for some fish

# 214. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

all these tadpoles
in the pond—
stray cat

# 215. Angie Werren, US

a red tailed hawk
gliding above the old pond
white clouds in blue skies

# 216. John Daleiden, US

march menu
tadpoles in jelly
served with fresh leaves

# 217. Stella Armour, UK

summer heat
the running water
of a fishpond

# 218. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

midnight croaks
echo across pond lilies
frog love songs

# 219. Stella Armour, UK 

for lunch
newly-caught tilapia
sans the dead ones

# 220. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

sticklebacks and newts
children bring nets and jam jars
exploring pond life

# 221. Stella Armour, UK

fish net
within the enclosure
are mudfish

# 222. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

frog's paradise
croak! croak! full space
sound returns by echo

# 223. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

Obando pond
bamboo stilts tilt
left and right

# 224. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

murder in the pond
heron takes a sample
visiting the victim

# 225. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

the water in the pond
continuously flows

# 226. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

small snake
doubled its contour
poor frogs

# 227. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

keeping the pond cool
this summer

# 228. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a bee and bumblebee
on the same pear flower
peace rules

# 229. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

mayflies in the pond
the persistence of clouds
to stay

# 230. Alegria Imperial, CA

foggy morning
the pond frozen
without notice

# 231. Radhey Shiam, IN

hear the thrushes sing
the pond no longer quiet
after the rainfall

# 232. Patricia Carragon, US


a piece of rainbow
in the pond
children laugh

# 233. Radhey Shiam, IN

buried in concrete,
the pond, now a memory
lost under our feet

# 234. Patricia Carragon, US

freezing cold
the pond banks
are empty

# 235. Radhey Shiam, IN

talking to myself . . .
an evesdropper
croaks from the pond

# 236. Christine L. Villa, US

joyful children--
sailing in the pond
a paper boat

# 237. Radhey Shiam, IN

crowded pond
how the fish draw

# 238. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

heavy rain
overflows the pond—
happy fishermen

# 239. Radhey Shiam, IN

catching the soap mid-air koi

# 240. Stella Pierides, DE/U

water hens
in the pond
much noise

# 241. Radhey Shiam, IN

long days…
the pond still frozen
in your eyes

# 242. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

skinny dipping
with our burdens
pond turtle

# 243. Alegria Imperial, CA

rearing fry for big

# 244. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

Road plunged:
among the rocks, a child and a fish—
pond life.

# 245. Anisoara Iordache, RO

between us in the pond bed
a gold carp

# 246. Alegria Imperial, CA

overcast sky
two mallard ducks
splash colors in the pond

# 247. Christine L. Villa, US

still pond
a mirror the span
of our wings

# 248. Alegria Imperial, CA

lunch date
she shares a sandwich
with a mallard duck

# 249. Christine L. Villa, US

speedy mouse
in the owl's stomach
fast food

# 250. Vladimir Ludvig, CR

moonstruck pond
a cuckoo’s calls
to cicada’s shrills

# 251. Karin Anderson, AU

frog yearning
three flies on the tongue
at once

# 252. Stefanija Ludvig, CR

the miles
a water stryder covers
my mirrored sky

# 253. Alegria Imperial, CA

sad moments—
lonely unrequited

# 254. Stefanija Ludvig, CR

virgin’s halo
in the punctured pond
a rock shard sinks

# 255. Alegria Imperial, CA

0:00 sudden peace
and that lasts one minute
croak explodes

# 256. Vladimir Ludvig, CR


we slink around sun spears
in dappled lagoons

# 257. Alegria Imperial, CA

cave pool
the stillness in your

# 258. Stella Pierides, DE/UK

dry sedge
i wonder if dragonflies

# 259. Alegria Imperial, CA

the taste of lilac wine
lingers in spring’s scent
vows near the pond

# 260. Karin Anderson, AU

the sound of bubbles
from a carp

# 261. Alegria Imperial, CA

drifting clouds
a damselfly rests
on a water lily

# 262. Christine L. Villa, US

stretching its neck
as if to measure a sky

# 263. Alegria Imperial, CA

frogs jumping from pad to pad
the pond no longer
a silent haven

# 264. Patricia Carragon, US 

coupling frogs
nude bathing she slaps lotus
leaves on her breasts

# 265. Karin Anderson, AU

noon heat
a drop of water
from a duck's bill

# 266. Christine L. Villa, US

sun splashed pond world
three goslings peak
from mother’s wing

# 267. Karin Anderson, AU

the full moon
shedding its light upon a pond...
a cacophony of frogs

# 268. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

near, yet far away—
I touch the full moon
in the pond

# 269.   Radhey Shiam, IN

two grasshoppers
jumping from leaf to leaf...
a motionless pond

# 270. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

mid spring
in my boys jar
a minature pond

# 271. John Byrne, Ireland

spring sunshine
off their wet feathers
on the pond

# 272. Rachel Sutcliffe, UK

pond gnome
the old bullfrog
on his hat

# 273. John Byrne, Ireland

the frogs listening to
the ripple of water—
new moon rise

# 274. Maria Tirenescu, RO

still waters
a pondskater
crossing the sky

# 275. John Byrne, Ireland

the stork walks slowly—
a little frog jumps off
the leaf near her

# 276. Maria Tirenescu, RO

spring moon
the young frog
croaks for love

# 277. John Byrne, Ireland

a stork flies
above the pond—
the frogs hiding

# 278. Maria Tirenescu, RO

office lunch
round the park bench
mallard gather

# 279. John Byrne, Ireland

near the pond—
willow catkins caressing
a dead cat

# 280. Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO

above the pond
this cloud of lovers

# 281. John Byrne, Ireland

signs of rain—
an old man pushing his boat
to the dried pond

# 282. Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO

a spring wind
blows over the pond ...
ripples of light

# 283 Keith A. Simmonds, TT

old pond—
teaching my grandchild
how to skip stones

# 284. Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO

grey clouds gather
a blanket of leaves
drifting on the pond

# 285 Keith A. Simmonds, TT

dried pond—
from nowhere the echo
of a splash

# 286. Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO

summer evening ...
the rhythmic glitter
of a languid pond

# 287 Keith A. Simmonds, TT

kukai near the pond—
a dragonfly caught
in my thoughts

# 288. Cezar F. Ciobîcă, RO


Read the March / April 30, 2012 "pond life"  Haiku Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden, Guest Bernard Gieske




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