winter dusk
the magician
produces a dove

—paul m.

About the author: paul m. is an award winning haiku poet whose work has been widely published. He is Treasurer for the Haiku Society of America ( and Haiku North America (, as well as book review editor for Modern Haiku (

Contact: pauldmiller at fctvplus dot net

Responses to the haiku for 19 February 2001 by paul m.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-14 21:03:40

    "winter dusk"

    quite understandable

    "the magician"

    just as understandable

    "produces a dove"

    in relationship to l2, understandable

    i tried returning to l1, however with it being (dusk and winter), dusk comes early, all doves i've heard or seen were overly concerned about roosting, or even with the magician in tow, there was a missing connection.

    there is such a thing as a juxtapose, and yet there are times when the point is missed on why.

    the visual was there, but...

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-23 02:08:08

    Old-fashioned trick-
    the magician's pidgin has
    already disappeared

    ec holiday
    2005-04-26 19:23:35

    twilit park
    the dummy and his ventriloquist
    take a bow

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-05-31 21:56:32

    dampen streets
    just before dawn --
    a rooster crow

    earl mandrell
    2005-06-23 19:59:41

    winter solstice
    the mortician hangs a wreath
    on the funeral home door

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-06-22 16:44:23

    this welcome mat
    before the door--
    outstretched calico cat