Lamb: Five Haiku by Abigail George

Image via Wikimedia Commons
Image via Wikimedia Commons

Lamb (Five haiku)

Once a boy was hatched.

Born with sonnet wings most heaven-sent –

Eased into planting.


Appalled by the world’s-stage.

Tooth – radar splitting the hunt

Courage is exposed.


Brilliant inner sea –

His cry glides across the moon.

This mother-tongue comforts me.


Ghost of a vision.

Every finger a stem –

Leaves antiques, tears sap.


Winter’s-bone – a party’s birthday-balloon

Summoning earth’s ripening –

Blades of pleasant grass.


(c) By Abigail George

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About the author

Abigail George

Abigail George’s fiction was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She briefly studied film at Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. She is the recipient of grants from the National Arts Council, Johannesburg, Centre for the Book in Cape Town, and ECPACC (Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council) in East London. She has been widely published from Australia, to Finland to Nigeria, and New Delhi, India to Istanbul, Turkey and Wales.
Her blog African Renaissance can be found online in Modern Diplomacy under Topics.
She contributed for a year to a symposium on Ovi Magazine: Finland’s English Online Magazine. She is a poet, fiction writer, feminist thinker, essayist, and a blogger at Goodreads.

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