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Like a Polar Bear
Pat Boran


Like a polar bear
creeping up on nesting birds—
the photographer.


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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Pat, Wonderful example of both form and provocation of thought.
Posted 04/08/2016 11:26 AM
Lori Levy:
Great image!
Posted 04/08/2016 10:35 AM
Jean Colonomos-1:
Jean Colonomos Love this gem.
Posted 04/08/2016 09:33 AM
Anyone who likes concision has to love this.
Posted 04/08/2016 09:24 AM
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