Paul Yates reads haiku at Robert Graves House, Dey’a, Mallorca.

Paul Yates gave a private reading to a group of Americans at the museum home of celebrated poet Robert Graves, in Dey’a, Mallorca, on May 9th MMXXII. 

Yates closed his reading with his most recent haiku, a work inspired by news reports concerning the tiger resident in Odessa Zoo, poised majestic and resolute despite distant artillery fire, and the continuing courage of the Ukrainian people. 

“the tiger in Odesa Zoo 

has cousins everywhere 

bears beware”

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