27 August, 2014

Nursery Breakfast

nursery breakfast
feeding from the rubbish bins
the baby fox


shah8 said...

gesture in sorrow
Heads in the crowd turn and sigh
water tumbles under

Hobbes said...

Thanks, Shah - keep them coming. :)

Hobbes said...

This haiku was rather recent: as you might imagine, I found a baby fox eating out of a bin near my younger son's nursery. The wording of the haiku is deliberately mischievous: it's breakfast at the nursery... and they're eating from bins? Oh, it's a fox. And it's a baby fox, to link with the nursery.

The image that makes this haiku is part of my sons' "library" at home - a repository of Bob the Builder, Winnie the Pooh, and plenty of other books named "X the Y". Giraffe librarian/guardian/sentinel/oracle looks on.