Eric Dodson

ericdodsonEric Dodson, who lives in Tauranga, says his haiku tend to be urban with a humorous twist. He tries to write haiku from observation and has as his maxim ‘mainly cause and effect’. Eric does not have email.


after lambing –
sheep
with trailers


late evening
an approaching star
becomes a helicopter


ducklings
file across the road
cars scatter


shooting season
the village pond
alive with ducks


driving behind a school bus
pupils signal
with their fingers


almost spring
snowflakes
weep on my shoulder


a blind man fishing –
seagulls
loot his bait box


winter camping
footprints end
at the yellow snow


health centre aquarium
at the bottom
a dead goldfish


going through customs
a chef
the sniffer dog pauses


Publication notes

after lambing – : Bravado 4 (NZ) 2005.

late evening: Kokako 3 (NZ) 2005.

ducklings: Kokako 4, 2005.

shooting season: tiny gaps (NZ Poetry Society anthology) 2007.

driving behind a school bus: Kokako 9, 2008.

almost spring: Kokako 3.

a blind man: ibid.

winter camping: Kokako 6, 2007.

health centre aquarium: the taste of nashi anthology (Windrift, NZ) 2008.

going through customs: Kokako 12, 2010.

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