in their busyness
I lift my feet to miss them—
ants crossing my path

13 comments on “Ants

  1. Good for you. I’m sure they appreciate it as they go on their way. I admire these industrious creatures; they have so much work to accomplish. Just so they stay out of my kitchen! 🙂

  2. Yes, so long as they stay out of my kitchen 🙂

  3. Ramesh Sood says:

    Well.. you do it well.. They must be happy with the gesture.. nice haiku,,,


  4. We once sat for an hour and watched leaf eater ants eat a small sapling!

  5. Cynthia says:

    I’ve always wondered what they think when one of us giants cross their path!

  6. Kim Mailhot says:

    Busy little guys !
    Happy Friday !

  7. gemma says:

    How kind of you to let them pass. They are a part of it all.

  8. annieelf2012 says:

    As long as they are not inside my borders, I’m fine with letting them to their kingdom.

  9. artmusedog says:

    This haiku gave me a smile picturing you avoiding ants ~ clever and creative ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Nonnie says:

    how kind of you to avoid those marching ants! you amaze me how you paint pictures with your haiku.

  11. Lea says:

    Funniest thing happened… when I first read your haiku, before the third line… my feet went missing, in the lifting of them… great haiku Mark!

  12. rebecca says:

    amazingly creative haiku!glad you dodged that ant congo line.

    • The ants were glad too, Rebecca, believe me! This scene really happened a couple of days ago, while I was hiking through Guadalupe Mountains National Park. I thought I’d memorialise the event in haiku. Glad you like it!

      On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 10:20 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.