Six Jumps

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searching for a house
where three children play jump-rope
till the supper call
 
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Loud clashing cymbals—
even the deaf boy hears them
and jumps from his chair.
 
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a broken platter—
crickets jumping at the chance
for dabs of jelly
 
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arthritic creaking
of an old windmill at dusk—
up jumps jackrabbit
 
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on a granite ledge
she attempts to justify
her reasons to jump
 
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after the frog jumps
another page of haiku
in Basho’s manner

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Jump”

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Posted on August 16, 2016, in 5-7-5, haiku, Haiku Horizons and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. So many, I barely got out one. Especially loved that last one, made me smile:)

  2. Wonderful. These sixes are so beautiful. 🙂

  3. I write them too, but you WRITE them!!!

  4. that first one is a show stopper!

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