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At The Water Hole

at the water hole a sleeping lion awakes ~ gazelles raise their heads For best haiku old or new poetry contest Sponsored By Chantelle Ann Cook. Written 24th February 2018.

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Date: 4/26/2020 7:40:00 PM
Love the image, Tom, of tranquility and fear :) congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/26/2020 2:33:00 PM
Nature on guard…Congrats Tom on an excellent Ku.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/26/2020 2:35:00 PM
Thanks very much Charlie. Tom
Date: 4/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
Gazelles in trouble.. Great Haiku..Congrats on your placement Tom..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/26/2020 2:32:00 PM
Thank you very much Jenish, my first attempt at writing a haiku. Thanks too for hosting the contest. Tom.
Date: 8/10/2018 1:19:00 PM
A beautiful well-written haiku! Ennoyed.
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Date: 8/10/2018 2:57:00 PM
Thank you Susan, I got the inspiration from wildlife on TV. Tom
Date: 8/9/2018 9:15:00 PM
Best wishes and congrats for your win in Brian's contest, Sir Tom - great stuff! Keep up the wonderful work, my friend! :-)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/10/2018 1:03:00 AM
Thank you for your good wishes Gregory, my first attempt at writing a haiku, they fascinate me. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 12:41:00 PM
Congratulations Tom! I can see those ears pricking up... glad I’m not a gazelle!
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Date: 8/7/2018 2:06:00 PM
Thanks Nina, I do love it when they get away though. Tom
Date: 8/6/2018 3:44:00 PM
A lot of imagery and thought in so few words, Tom. I watch a lot of Nat Geo Wild on TV Congratulations on your First Place win. Sandra
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Date: 8/6/2018 4:35:00 PM
Thank you Sandra, those programs are awesome to see, I know its the food chain etc but I love it when the hunted escape from the predators'. Tom
Date: 8/6/2018 3:21:00 PM
Awesome imagery, Tom. Congrats on your gold medal win.
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Date: 8/6/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you Line, it was my first attempt at writing a haiku. Tom
Date: 4/11/2018 2:34:00 PM
Great memories of my trip to Kenya!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/11/2018 2:42:00 PM
Thank you Lisa, yes Kenya is a wonderful place, lovely friendly people too. Tom
Date: 2/25/2018 5:31:00 PM
ah, yes and we KNOW what is coming! Nice one.
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Date: 2/25/2018 5:42:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, Yes, run for your lives.
Date: 2/25/2018 4:24:00 PM
Indeed they do.. Great haiku Tom..
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Date: 2/25/2018 5:22:00 PM
Thanks S.O., I love watching wildlife programs' and got the idea from that.I do love doing stories with rhyme but thought I'd have a go at something else. Tom
Date: 2/25/2018 11:16:00 AM
Another great haiku, Tom. Beautiful imagery in few words. Wish I could be there to view it.
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Date: 2/25/2018 1:26:00 PM
Thanks Rhoda, a scene I've seen many times on wildlife program's. Tom
Date: 2/24/2018 10:30:00 PM
This has the elements one looks for in haiku: a moment in nature with a last line from which the reader infers the danger.
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Date: 2/25/2018 3:40:00 AM
Thank you for your comments Deborah. Tom
Date: 2/24/2018 5:10:00 PM
A senryu comment......... your first attempt... your talent you have shown... a master poet...
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Date: 2/24/2018 9:32:00 PM
Haha Thanks Mick, early days though. Tom
Date: 2/24/2018 2:53:00 PM
Tom, this is so visual, I was there in the moment, excellent haiku ~
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Date: 2/24/2018 4:03:00 PM
Thank you B.W., My first attempt at Haiku and so glad you saw the image too. Tom