Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2020 – #Haiku #Dogs – Released by Denis Young – Haiku Hound

Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives in 2020 and if you would like to participate with two of your posts from 2019, you will find all the details in this post: New series of Posts from Your Archives 2020

This is the second post from Denis Young – Haiku Hound and shares the joy of being off the leash.


unleashed excitement

freedom comes in all sizes

maggies play moments

Maggie is now tracking along, living a well cared for life with plenty of leisure time. At the moment this small park is the only secure ,fenced, off lead park for dogs in our city. There are 12,500 registered dogs so fortunately most can be trusted off lead in unsecured parks and only 5-20 are at this one on most occasions we visit.

We did visit other parks however our local government recreation department decided to take gates off many that had secure gated fences. Maggie quickly discovered that no gates led to free runs with a hint of danger.

Yet another political challenge arises, this one at a more localised level.
©Denis Young – Haiku Hound

About Haiku Hound (Denis Young)


Haiku has been a growing interest to me since I first visited Japan in 1990. Often Haiku comes into my imagination when I experience something, see a picture or remember a moment from my past. In this blog I am sharing some of my Haiku linked to an image with a short story about the place, event, experience, or character. This combination of art and poetry is known as Haiga, many of the old Japanese poets including Basho practised Haiga

For instance this picture of Kara at the sweet age of about 14 weeks would most likely conjure up images of sweetness and cuteness.


My haiku linked to the image creates a haiga


don’t be fooled by looks


There is much more than cuteness, Kara was a horror, she was full on action, mischief and demanding attention every waking moment of her early childhood. So my haiku links to the image and asks the reader/viewer to look closely at the subject. The eyes should give her away, she is looking for the next bit of action.

Connect to Denis via his blog: Haiku Hound

My thanks to Denis for sharing the lovely Maggie with us and I hope you will head over to explore many more wonderful posts from his archives.. thanks Sally.

4 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2020 – #Haiku #Dogs – Released by Denis Young – Haiku Hound

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