April 14, 2014 § 2 Comments


hammock swings

between budding apple trees –

one long leg dangles


‘The Hammock’, Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)


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  • Miranda Stone says:

    As far as haiku poetry is concerned, I consider this one perfection, Rachael. I can’t imagine a single way in which it could be improved. Just lovely. And what gorgeous artwork to accompany it.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thank you! The first line broke the five syllable rule as many haiku do these days. I battled with it, but in the end decided the brevity of the first line worked. One can carry on tinkering ad infinitum 🙂

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