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Friday, September 16, 2011

Cicada Song

cicada song
replaces the heavy traffic
of home

Haiku and photographs © Kirsten Cliff 2011

(scroll down to find Spider's Strand: a linked haiku verse with Patricia Prime, Catherine Mair, Margaret Beverland, Steve Cordery, Owen Bullock, Sandra Simpson, George Swede and myself) 


  1. Thanks, Jo. This was written at Catherine Mair's place in Katikati where we were gathered for lunch and haiku. The 'heavy traffic' is in reference to the busyness of my mind as well as the actual traffic passing by day and night outside my home. Visiting the country can instantly calm me - I must visit it more often, if only in my mind.