Dreaming Haiku # 2 – June 2008

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             sacred site –

             lantana overruns

             the melaleuca

                   Quendryth Young

Editor's comment. This haiku might be thought slight unless one knows 'lantana' is an imported and highly invasive noxious weed and that 'melaleuca' (paperbark or myrtle) is indigenous to Australia. Haiku Dreaming notes provide the data that reveals this as a powerful political poem. John Bird