how it gathers
the lonely




(Included in A Dictionary of Haiku, AHA Books, 2nd ed., 1993-2013)

10 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    how it gathers
    the lonely


    Music is certainly the salvation of lonely people, as well as being a group activity i.e. raves; block parties; and Ibiza etc…

    Another of Jane's haiku that resonates long after you have read it.

    warm regards, and Happy Yuletide!


    bee hotel
    all the lonely people
    waking up

    Alan Summers
    Blithe Spirit issue 26.3 (British Haiku Society 2016)

  2. Marilyn Hazelton Says:

    Oh my! How lovely! Thank you . . .

  3. Peter Newton Says:

    internet cafe'
    everyone lonely

  4. Jessica Latham Says:


  5. Karen Harvey Says:

    Lovely. Poetry too.

  6. MaryJo Says:

    Music says what words cannot.

  7. magyar Says:

    match the heartbeats


  8. janewilliams Says:

    open window
    the neighbour's music
    inviting me

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah, sweet Jane!

    Music does indeed draw people together. Here in Northern Ireland it manages to unite people across religious divides as I've witnessed at many rock and blues festivals in some highly sectarian areas.

    I hope Jane continues to enjoy universal music, wherever she is now.


  10. hoa khai truong Says:

    I was just about to comment on Rachel Sutcliffe's blog how her hopscotch haiku reminded me of this one of yours. I lovely

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