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Walking the Mudflats
Pat Boran


Walking the mudflats,
I pass a stranger. We nod.
And leave it at that.

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. His most recent book is Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku. Learn more about him at


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Lori Levy:
Short and simple, but says a lot.
Posted 11/03/2015 09:57 AM
The recognition of another person is so important.
Posted 11/03/2015 08:25 AM
So much said in so few words.
Posted 11/03/2015 08:11 AM
Something about the acknowledgement of the 'other' powers this poem. Yes, brevity, haiku or not, brings power.
Posted 11/03/2015 07:39 AM
Linda Anger:
Haiku is such a powerful form. Such a huge, potent image said in just 17 syllables. Thank you, Jayne, this was an excellent choice!
Posted 11/03/2015 05:25 AM

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