Haiku places

Owen Bullock
spring rains
rocks help us cross
the flooded path

the sleepy town 
wakes again –
cherry blossom

mountain trail
taking home
someone else’s rubbish

cracks and crevices 
bush light springs

beach walk 
kicking up sand splays 
each step

rock pools, the sea brings 
new salt

lake water
misty rocks

off the jetty
feet into fog

39 instances
of plastic –
lake’s edge

rustle of water 
ducks land 

Owen Bullock’s most recent publication is Impression (Beir Bua Press, 2022). His other titles include, Uma rocha enorme que anda à roda (A big rock that turns around), translations of his tanka into Portuguese by Francisco Carvalho (Temas Originais, 2021), Summer Haiku (Recent Work Press, 2019), Work & Play (Recent Work Press, 2017), and Semi (Puncher & Wattmann, 2017). He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Canberra. His other interests include juggling, music and chess. https://poetry-in-process.com/ @OwenTrail @ProcessPoetry



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