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A haiku Anthology - Theme Summertime

wildflower meadow as tall as a muntjac cuckoo cuckooing - farmers haymaking grasshoppers stridulating don't touch a stinkbug - wood admiral glides honeysuckle its host plant humid the hot nights - warm is the river fish rising leaping for flies life seeking cool shade - inverted swimmers water boatmen taking in air cygnets follow pen - as fall approaches swifts are well on their way second brood blackbirds - hungry mosquitoes human siestas a nap insect repellent - sunbathing insects flowerflies hovering free mowers thrashing lawns - farmers cutting hay a smell not forgotten wildlife be afraid - sunbathers warning cream up or suffer sunburn worse melanoma - swifts immature three years on the wing unbelievable - sand martins nesting adorning soft sandy clifts freshwater skimmers - dragonflies masters watch them fly backwards a thrill kingfishers posing - super hot weather droughts not good for wildlife reprieved... thunderstorms - climate warming both poles can't take the heat humans all sweating - a countryside walk on a warm sunlit day foxes sunbathing

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Date: 5/11/2018 9:01:00 AM
Brilliant how you do these Mick, why do one when you can do a string. I've been inspired by you and done two, polar anthology and dustbowl one. Tom. PS, wrote a poem in your honour.
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Mick Talbot
Date: 5/11/2018 9:13:00 AM
Honour and humble I am Tom, and pleased to boot, thanks again, my virtual friend. Yeah, I read your dustbowl anthology, will check the polar one out soon. Had to take time out from judging to respond to your piece on, 'Follow the rules', (truly brilliant too), couldn't let that one go uncommented. ;-) Will catch up with you and all, thanks again. MIck
Date: 5/11/2018 8:30:00 AM
Amazing! I fully enjoyed reading this. Very well written straight through :)
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Mick Talbot
Date: 5/11/2018 9:15:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, appreciated! Mick