Declaring a truce
     he slurps from his water gun
         to cool himself.

 

 

 

First published in Modern Haiku (1.3, 1969) as part of the sequence “Boy Montage”.


9 Responses

  1. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ha! This one brought a smile to my face and memories back of my three brothers playing in our garden with water pistols during the school holidays.

    Lovely. :)

    marion

  2. Amy Losak Says:

    Hi Marion, thank you for your kind compliment about my late mom's haiku, and your remembrance. I feel quite confident that this haiku, and the others in the "Boy Montage" sequence, are about my brother. Since they were published in 1969, he would have been about nine years old then! Thanks again, Amy Losak for Sydell Rosenberg

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I hadn't noticed it was published in 1969 – and how wonderful it is almost certainly about your brother. A very special haiku indeed.

    marion

  4. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Originally posted in 1969–that is fantastic! And, what a lovely moment to be brought back to. :)

  5. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Originally published, I mean. :)

  6. Amy Losak Says:

    Hi Gisele, thanks for your kind comment! I tend to use post and publish interchangeably these days myself, since we're in the era of digital media and "content creation." I understood what you meant (smile). Best regards, Amy

  7. d. f. tweney Says:

    This is a really special haiku, and I'm glad tinywords was able to republish it. From 1969 no less!

  8. Amy Losak Says:

    Thank you — I appreciate your kind words! My mom would be so pleased.

  9. Suzy Says:

    I love reading these articles because they’re short but inamioftrve.

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