oncology--
reception room flowers
still plastic


—John Bird
        

About the author: john bird (jbird at mullum.com.au) is a right-handed poet from the east coast of australia.

URL: http://users.mullum.com.au/jbird/ahs.html

Responses to the haiku for 6 February 2001 by John Bird

  1.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-09 00:05:38
     

    oncology-
    the part of medical science that treats and studies tumors.

    understanding john's first line, we should realize this was not to be the first visit.

    proof being given in his last line, " still plastic".

    isn't it amazing how one word can bring to life a myriad of thoughts, while many words, at times, leaves you wondering as to what is being said.

    having been in a few waiting rooms, it appears none within have a green thumb, or conceivably the time to nurture the plant life; rather ironic with their presence(the people within) being there for the benefit/healing of mankind, while presenting an insult to nature.

    nice words, john.

  2.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-23 01:48:24
     

    The new patient-
    on the jacket's lapel
    a gory flower

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-05-30 15:26:11
     

    lingering smile
    her head on his chest --
    prostate inflamed

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