April 27, 2014 § 3 Comments


ancient crack willow

leaning over the millpond –

to tickle the trout


Image courtesy ‘The Phantom King Alchemist’


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  • Miranda Stone says:

    I love the playfulness of this haiku! Normally when I see a willow, I imagine that it has a sad nature, probably because of the way it droops forlornly. But now I’ll imagine it leaning over a pond to tickle the trout. (Fantastic alliteration in that last line!)

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thank you, my friend! You always see the best in my work, and for that I am ever grateful. Haiku is an ideal medium to express playfulness… 🙂 And have a good week.

  • […] Can you guess why I love it? Yes, those blackbirds! Their singing also brings me great joy! Here is another one called leaning: […]

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