BP: Haiku Dialogue–Contemplating the out-of-doors (Donkeys)

This week at the Haiku Foundation the Haiku Dialogue column was continuing the theme of finding peace and contemplation, in the great outdoors with curious donkeys (and there was a photo of donkeys included for inspiration), but Marietta McGregor, the editor, indicated that haiku could be written about other animals as well.

Since up to two haiku can be submitted, this pedometer geek writer chose to write two haiku, one about donkeys and the other about blue jays. Of the two, Marietta McGregor chose this haiku for inclusion in this week’s column, and it is as follows:

metro-park farm

the donkey hangs

with the llamas  

 ~Nancy Brady, 2021

Thanks Marietta for selecting one of my haiku. It was based on a local park. The park includes a farm with various barnyard animals including llamas.

To read all of the haiku about donkeys and other animals, check out www.thehaikufoundation.org under Haiku Dialogue. There are some excellent haiku along with commentary on several of them by the editor.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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7 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Contemplating the out-of-doors (Donkeys)

  1. Jules says:

    Some days all we can do is ‘hang’… drove through some remnant to get home. At least the flooding has diminished some. But it’s gonna be stinky as a zoo around here for awhile. 😉

    Best to you. Cheers!!

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    • I agree, hanging is good. Thanks for both of the postcards. The Hidden Staircase was the first Nancy Drew I read way back when.It was rather scary to me, but that’s probably because of my age at the time.Sorry to hear about the flooding; the east coast definitely got a piece of Ida, or Ida got a part of you. Take care.

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  2. Sandra Wright says:

    I can see this in my mind. Love the donkey.

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  3. calmkate says:

    love it, my tiny home was parked in a field of alpacas for sometime 🙂

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    • That would have been so awesome to be in the midst of alpacas, Kate. Llamas and alpacas are not native to Ohio, where I live, but in the recent past, there has been a rise in the a number of farms which have them. The one thing I noticed is that they do seem to enjoy the company of not only their own species but also other animals like sheep and donkeys. ~nan

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