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Two boys with a kite
Pat Boran


Two boys with a kite
made from twigs and plastic bags.
Wind shrugs: “Oh, all right.”

From Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku (Orange Crate Books, 2015).
Used with the author’s permission.


Pat Boran is a poet, author of fiction and nonfiction, publisher, and radio broadcaster. Born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963, he currently lives in Dublin where he works as an editor and broadcaster. Learn more about him at


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There are two ways of reading 'quite'. - one is 'almost' And one is 'absolutely'. - just in case of suspicion - it is the latter I wholeheartedly meant!
Posted 08/10/2015 01:00 PM
Very clever, and touching.
Posted 08/09/2015 10:02 PM
Wonderful haiku
Posted 08/09/2015 05:25 PM
Lori Levy:
Says a lot in 3 lines!
Posted 08/09/2015 11:50 AM
Pat, you've captured it perfectly in 16 words! Poetry at its best.
Posted 08/09/2015 09:54 AM
This kite will fly!
Posted 08/09/2015 08:14 AM
I like this; I've never seen why 5-7-5 poems should not rhyme.
Posted 08/09/2015 02:03 AM

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