snow stopped
in the voices of children
the sun shines

—Ozaki Hosai (1885 - 1926)

from William J. Higginson with Penny Harter, _The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku_, published by Kodansha International. Copyright 1985
William J. Higginson; used by permission of the translator.

(Handbook, p. 32)

About the author: Hosai (1855-1926) abandoned traditional haiku form, but kept the spirit, as many of his poems demonstrate.

Responses to the haiku for 22 February 2001 by Ozaki Hosai (1885 - 1926)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-19 08:41:51

    she screams
    red traffic light ...
    seven foot iguana, seven black ringed tail

    daily, i am reminded of the wildlife, in south florida.
    as i approached the traffic light, at dawn, a slow paced iguana crosses the road ...

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-12 08:25:46

    fuji peak
    overbearing native women
    push their souvenirs

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-07 03:31:33

    attentive prowling stray cat ...
    neighbor's coughing