Haiku

Five haiku by Gregory Piko:

spring melt
the neck of a swan
from the mountains

(Highly Commended, 2019 Martin Lucas Haiku Award)

another summer
the butterfly, still safe
under his steel pin

(Modern Haiku, Vol. 37.2, 2006)

her grandson’s lips
just a little like hers
chinese whispers

(First Prize, 2011 New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Haiku Competition)

a crow at dusk –
ink sinks deeper
into the page

(The Heron’s Nest, Vol. 12.1, 2010)

snowy owl
I’ll leave this world
alone

(The Heron’s Nest, Vol. 22.1, 2020)