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Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2


Rafal Zabratynski


early spring
the melted snowman
reflects the sky
  the frog's croak
much softer -
stork in flight
foggy morning
the chirping of sparrows
in the crownless trees
  park in bloom
a pair of teenagers
on every bench
late spring
the snowman's hat
fits the scarecrow

Rafal Zabratynski (RaV) lives in Rzeszow, Poland. He enjoys teaching teenagers English. His poems have been published in Haiku Harvest and Asahi Haikuist Network. He is a member of the AHA Poetry Forums. Writing haiku is one of his favourite ways of admiring the world. His website is: .