(five haiku)

My Christmas robin -
on bucket, spade and barrow –
all the right poses.

Wherever I go
in the garden, there he is
with his eye for worms.

Fluttering moth-like
above my extended palm,
he airlifts a crumb.

Now he touches down,
the tickly grip of his toes
on my finger’s twig.

My dainty daemon -
pert, alert – an ounce of bounce
and a ketchup stain.

- – - Anthony Watts – - –

Author of:
The Shell Gatherer, Oversteps, 2011
Steart Point & other poems, John Garland, 2009
The Talking Horses of Dreams, Iron Press, 1999
Strange Gold, Iron Press, 1991

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