Great Spotted Woodpecker

Tapping Woodpeckers

Great Spotted Woodpecker

But for a woodpecker
tapping at a post, no sound
at all in the house

kitsutsuki no
hashira wo tataku
sumai kana

(from pg. 153, "The Essential Basho", translations by Sam Hamill, Shambhala Productions, 1998. ISBN: 1-57062-282-5)

Gillena Cox

I am fifty two this year. I am married to Anthony Cox and am the mother of a daughter, Yanda (30), and a son, Khama (29). I work as a Library Assistant in the Ministry of Planning and Development in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. I was introduced briefly to Haiku while pursuing a course of Communication Arts at he University of the West Indies Extra Mural Studies in 1984/85 here in Trinidad. I live in Trinidad. I started experimenting with the form in 2002. I submit to the 'Thicket of Thorns' ;' Yahoo Groups - Haiku link' ; I am published at 'The Heron's Nest'; 'Charnwood-arts' and since the tournament to 'Photo Haiku Gallery'.

My Haiku Sampler

azure sky
now a darker hue