a gun in the wildflowers
one young man
more or less

—William J. Higginson

This poem has quite a complex emotional background for me, though it is entirely fantasy in the sense that I have never seen it directly.

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 14 August 2001 by William J. Higginson

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-06-17 04:00:43

    The young hunter's demise-
    at the head of the bed
    wrethes of wildflowers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-31 19:57:38

    wildflowers, among the beer cans
    one more careless person
    more or less

    ec hoiliday
    2005-04-27 15:26:52

    beauty roses
    and she in her nakedness
    inside the window

    playa james
    2005-09-19 15:40:21

    what up! ya'll fraid a gunz or somethin? where i
    come up gunz just gotta be.
    playa james

    rap club
    you know what everybody got
    beneath they coats

    2008-12-08 16:30:24

    lunch crowd of three
    frosty breaths--
    one more black crow joins the fray