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The discussion generated by the two ‘starless sky’ haiku I posted on Monday has in turn generated a handful of new haiku… and funnily enough, many of them have featured fishing and stars. Thank you again to all who shared their wisdom.

squid-fishing

spotlighting for squid
i ask the stars
not to shine

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starless sky
the mullet school
one flash at a time

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in_a_starless_night

starless sky
the fisherman extinguishes
his cigarette

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starless sky
the glow of the fisherman’s
cigarette

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I thought I would post both versions of this poem that I have been playing with… any comments to help me decide which image is clearest would be greatly appreciated.

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rowing boat

summer afternoon
our shoulders burn with each
roll of the oar

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wind-blown

summer breeze
the ever-changing direction
of her hair

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