if nothing else 
there are these clouds
floating away

—Harold Bowes

About the author: Harold Bowes has been published in several haiku journals, both electronic and paper, and has appeared in the Red Moon Anthology. He edits Alba, an ezine emphasizing short poetry.

Write to him at heb at oregontrail.net.

Responses to the haiku for 7 September 2001 by Harold Bowes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-01 06:14:16

    eyes closed-
    in his hand, crumpled lotto ticket
    lost job

    d. f. tweney
    2006-08-30 23:06:15

    It astonishes me that this haiku has not attracted more responses on tinywords. Harold, this is one of the most powerful haiku I know of.

    Of course, "if nothing else..." is also title of a book by Harold.

    It's a very fine book.

    2008-12-16 18:08:53

    dft, after 25,993 responses, i'm stupefied tinywords hasn't attracted 1000 times as many; and yet...


    some silent nights
    the carollers sing--
    silent night