Tracy Davidson lives in Warwickshire, England, and enjoys writing poetry and flash fiction. Her work has appeared in various publications and anthologies, including: Mslexia, Modern Haiku, Atlas Poetica, A Hundred Gourds, The Right-Eyed Deer and Notes from the Gean. Apart from writing, Tracy enjoys reading crime novels, entering competitions, photography and travel.

 

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spring melody
my son playing the strings
of his kite

 

MDW says: The metaphor of the melody finds its expression in the kite strings. It’s rare for overt metaphor to work well in haiku, but I feel it works successfully here because the poem can be read in a non-metaphorical way, too, where the kite string is not being played “musically.”.

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among the pines
I answer the call
of crickets

 

MDW says: A pleasing and simple interaction with nature.

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a newborn lamb bleats
his mother
nuzzles the silent one

 

MDW says: A scene of pathos that is easily applicable to human situations as well.

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moonlit street
I am no longer alone
with my shadow

 

MDW says: Is this a poem of fear or safety? The ambiguity gives us something to ponder.

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