Thursday, 27 October 2011

Bat Haiku

Moth wings decorate
the floor of our sheltered porch
bat in residence

This haiku of mine won the overall prize for the European Bat Weekend Writing Competition 2011. It reflects the relationship I have with one (or more) Brown Long-eared bats who we very occasionally see hanging on the wall of the covered passage that runs up between our house and our neighbours. It is the bat's feeding leftovers that more often reveal they have been using the passage, presumably as a sheltered spot to handle and eat prey

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