home from errands—
a hero’s welcome
from the dog





(Originally appeared in Modern Haiku 44:1, Winter/Spring 2013)

5 Responses

  1. Billie Wilson Says:

    When this first appeared in Modern Haiku, I tracked down my husband to read it to him, and I've thought of it many times since. If dog lovers had an anthem, this would be it.

  2. Janice Campbell Says:

    You captured something special about life with a dog in the family so wonderfully. Sent your haiku to some dog lovers who responded immediately:
    Sister — "That’s great, and so true! I laughed aloud!"
    Friends whose dog died recently, and who have just committed to a new pup — "Thank you [for sending]. We haven't lost that forever."

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Beautiful, Annette. :)


    April mizzle …  
    I miss the smell  
    of wet dog
    Marion Clarke – N. Ireland
    A Hundred Gourds, 1:4 September 2012

  4. Annette Makino Says:

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful responses! I love this aspect of publishing on tinywords. In other journals, you may never hear from a soul about how your haiku touched them, but here, you get lovely and thoughtful comments, often with haiku. Such a treat!

  5. aniketnikhade Says:

    Suddenly I rememberd how intuition works with regards to the thought process that goes on in mind. I enjoyed the above lines because they are simple, have got great insight for details and speak of life in so many ways.

    Keeping this in mind I have written the following lines about Intuition, the thought that came to my mind when reading your lines. Dogs have a great sense of timing. They know when the moment is there that has got danger.

    Something came to my mind
    Something got skipped
    Then thereafter
    Right thing came to mind at the right moment and everything changed in present.

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