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Next in the Post-it note poetry 2014 haiku series. Inspired by one of those truly odd occurrences. I was sitting on my western facing verandah one afternoon and a heron alighted on a branch of our beloved gum tree that had sadly seen the last of its 40 odd years. Here was a waterbird, some 30 km from any water, perched in a leafless tree. I thought to myself that maybe he was lost. So in this haiku, using the technique of comparison I wanted to present the image of the dead tree, now lost to us and the heron perched, also lost.

Haiku 016

4fb6320ff0e5e6ee10bd5840afdbc266by Sean Wright09 Feb 2014

dead gum tree
heron perches