Haiku Dreaming Australia

Dreaming Haiku # 1 – May 2008
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      pregnant again . . .
     the fluttering of moths
     against the window

                                  Janice M Bostok

Editor's comment First published in Minutes of a meeting of the Haiku Society of America circa 1973. From my first reading I assumed the moths were Australian bogongs, part of the tens of millions of their kind who head south in late spring from breeding grounds in southern Queensland on their 3,000 km journey to spend summer in cool caves of the Southern Alps. This haiku became famous without most people knowing the incredible “bogong story" but for me it enriches the haiku. John Bird