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Guest Poet #1 – Myron Lysenko

My first guest blogger to take up the invitation to post their wares is poet Myron Lysenko
His entry is from the National Haiku Writing Month, which is exactly that: write a haiku every day for a month.

April 1:

from her garden
she watches hot air balloons –
pregnant woman


facebook status –
the pregnant woman jokes
her baby has arrived


home recording
of songs for my daughter –
the birds join in


nuclear power
the cockroach also
moves away


a cobweb
under the old shed roof
a wind chime


morning dew –
she tells me her waters
have broken

her waters
have broken –
she washes dishes


the machine
measures her contractions –
she wants her mummy


hand-picked flowers
the ladybird crawls along
a hospital bed


rain on the roof
the baby suckles
a wet nipple


bookshop –
I knock over “The Road
to Inner Peace”


city bookshop –
always kneeling
for poetry


the baby looks up
at her two huge worlds –
wet night


see through roof –
light from the clouds
before sleep


setting sun
at the end of the branch
yellow leaves


a baby
looks at the light –
white cat

the mother’s
leaking breast –
bag of nappies


her first
outing in a pram –
she sleeps through it


welcome mat –
rain comes through
the open door


full moon –
the baby feels for a breast
on her father’s neck


just a little
bit of wind –
first smile


modern art
on the bedroom walls
coffee stains


morning sun –
mother and baby asleep
side by side


a baby cries –
the mother’s full breast
starts to leak


baby blue eyes –
she makes bubbles
in the bath

breast feeding –
she delights in the details
of a perfect ear

expressed milk
the father feeds
his daughter


Anzac Day –
fog at the end
of the road

the baby makes
funny faces as she wakes –
Anzac Day


playground –
a baby in the pram moves
in her sleep


the baby squints
at a bright blue sky –
tree dahlia


the sun
bursts through clouds –
we change her nappy

even when the infant cries – post natal bliss


a mother
eats chocolate eggs –
baby’s first pimples


I change
the baby’s full nappy –
royal wedding

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