Haiku: The Tomatoes of Worthing



The Tomatoes of Worthing


Even the peaches
in Sainsbury’s have ripened –
summer’s almost gone.

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Autumn morning chill –
the walk to the train station
leaves me feeling sad.

*

Frost in the country;
the first football coach is sacked –
must be haiku time!

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Do not forget the
abandoned spider’s web on
the kitchen window.

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These small fruits
exploding with sweetness –
Worthing tomatoes!

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Garrulous on Guinness,
I seek out an old friend –
poor moon!

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Thwack!
Howzat!
Applause.

*

Sudden downpour –
scent of pavement
and tomato plants.

*

A swan honking overhead
disturbs
my morning rest.

*

A car door thuds shut,
someone hammers, a child laughs –
everyday jazz!

*

Deadheading roses
is like pruning a poem
of redundant lines.

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Evening sunlight on
the back of my neighbour’s house –
open-air cinema!

*

Moonlit banana trees
fringe a sandy bay –
some window display!

*

The skin on your knees –
notice its resemblance to
the grain of the trees.


©2011 Dan Wyke

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