Res John Burman

Rookie - 77 Points (27th October 1942 to 'Not Yet! ' / London, Middlesex, England)

'Donkey Tales' A Haiku Chain. - Poem by Res John Burman

Donkey in the kitchen
With her hungry face on
Rattling the lid of the bread bin
My boy and his donkey
Busy with the daily round
Two hearts intertwined
My boy and his donkey
And a smart little two wheeled shay
A chick magnet country style

Donkey and cart
Rattling down the main road
Surf-boards on the back
Blanket on the beach
Donkey in the middle of it
'Where's my sandwich? '
Stop at a road-side café
Ruan, donkey and I
Pot of tea for three
Donkey at the fair
Giving rides to the kids
Fuelled by Saffron Cakes

The donkey cart
Full of ropes and climbing harness
Off collecting tree seeds
My son and I collecting seed
Seventy feet up a western hemlock
The donkey waits below
Donkey back in the field
With two Arab race-horses
Donkey rules the roost

Poet's Notes about The Poem

When my son was born nearly 34 years ago, instead of buying him a pushchair I bought him a donkey. We went all over West Penwith in Cornwall, at first with him in a pannier basket and later on a little two wheeled shay. Happy Days!

Comments about 'Donkey Tales' A Haiku Chain. by Res John Burman

  • Donall Dempsey (8/26/2012 10:28:00 AM)

    Love both the haiku and the photos I've seen...both classic and etched upon my mind. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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