canyon stream
dried to a slit
of clear sky

 

 

 

(included in A Dictionary of Haiku, AHA Books, 2013)


9 Responses

  1. papagreenbean Says:

    Nice visuals.

    eagle eye—
    two landscapes joined
    by a pulling thread

  2. janewilliams Says:

    dry riverbed – the rainy season fills the farmer's calendar

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Dear Jane,

    Terrific!

    canyon stream
    dried to a slit
    of clear sky

    (included in A Dictionary of Haiku, AHA Books, 2013)

    —JANE REICHHOLD

    .
    .
    rain on the river the jesus star shifting

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize 2012 Anthology Evening Breeze

  4. Allison Says:

    Jane, I wasn't surprised to see this was your work. You have a way of nailing a moment. Another perfect haiku.

  5. Rebecca Drouilhet Says:

    Beautiful haiku, Jane, that lets us view the world through your poetic eye and be transformed by it.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Great to see you here, Jane :)

    I really like how the narrator's viewpoint shifts from the vastness of a canyon stream down to a tiny slit of water in the river bed, and the fact it is 'a slit of clear sky' opens this up again. Lovely.

    marion

  7. Jo McInerney Says:

    Startling shifts of perspective. That slit of sky is wonderful. For a moment it almost reads as though the scene is being viewed through a gap in the rocks. The reality is just as arresting.

    Jo McInerney

  8. game lover Says:

    Was just came to knew about haiku and i like this one. Now i'm understanding how a haiku is formed.

  9. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Lovely – although I live in a different area, I can see this poem. Thank you.

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