withering lilacs
and the scent of some body's
old clothes

—William J. Higginson

About the author: William J. Higginson, poet and writing teacher, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Author, with Penny Harter, of The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku, and author of The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World and Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, as well as Quantum Spring: Haiku on the Los Alamos Fire (forthcoming); co-translator with Tadashi Kondo of Red Fuji: Selected Haiku of Yatsuka Ishihara and Over the Wave: Selected Haiku of Ritsuo Okada. (buy these books) Also, editor of the "Haiku and Related Forms" pages of the Open Directory.

William Higginson's web site
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Responses to the haiku for 3 May 2001 by William J. Higginson

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-16 08:50:57

    palm fronds rustle
    a walk before sunrise -
    spawning fish in the air

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-06-17 03:49:27

    Easter Eve -
    fresh parfum of lilac
    on the old clothes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-11 19:51:24

    yellow, hint of blue
    cloudy autumn sky, more grey than white
    evening thoughts


    ec holiday
    2005-04-27 14:51:52

    beauty rose
    it's red tints
    the pruner's face

    late spring
    neighborhood widows
    compare poppy blossoms

    levon machenry
    2005-06-19 16:25:07

    heavy snow
    and the scent of hickory
    from henry's hog smoker

    greetings from dixie mr. higginson. if you
    ever head to chattanooga, great road food
    at couch's barbque!

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-10-04 12:14:35

    cool crispness, in predawn air
    smoke in my eyes--
    scent of pine