Mr Whippy

the ice-cream seller
points out the way to me

with an ice-cream

The first time that I tried out a version of this haiku which pays homage to the famous radish haiku by Issa was I think during 4 Stations a 24 hour renga at Baltic, a piece conceived by the artist, poet and good friend Alec Finlay.

The poem now has a life of its own and pops into my head every, yes every, every time I see an ice-cream van.

Kiosks too.

Paul Conneally
March 25th 2019
Graves Park, Sheffield

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