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Under the Maple
David M. Tookey


Under the maple
I left certainty behind—
summer afternoon

© by David M. Tookey.
Used here with the author's permission.


David M. Tookey is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Seattle, Washington. A bicycle is his main mode of transport around town; David says he finds he can tinker with poems in his head as he rides. He also enjoys creating and sharing organic baked goods, taking long walks with family, reading, and creating quiet space in a big city.



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Perfect for today's too-hot-to-read-something-long weather!
Posted 08/15/2022 07:11 PM
Lori Levy:
I agree with Larry about the middle line.
Posted 08/15/2022 06:35 PM
Larry Schug:
The middle line leaves much to ponder.
Posted 08/15/2022 11:49 AM
Short and sweet.
Posted 08/15/2022 09:44 AM
Janet Leahy:
This poem takes us to a glorious summer afternoon. Just lovely.
Posted 08/15/2022 08:58 AM
I counted every syllable.
Posted 08/15/2022 08:56 AM
Wilda Morris:
Proof that 5-7-5 can still work for haiku!
Posted 08/15/2022 08:34 AM
Joan Luther:
Short n sweet slice of summer. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.
Posted 08/15/2022 07:41 AM

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