climbing through
fire escape stairs
ivy's red leaves

—Harold Bowes

originally published in black bough, Number 14, 2000.

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

Responses to the haiku for 14 November 2001 by Harold Bowes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-06 07:47:40

    cell phone ringing---
    scent of freshly baked bread
    enters through open window

    lawrence williams
    2005-11-08 18:07:38

    weak. but on the other hand you didn't
    publish the poem. would you have published this
    quality of work in alba? i'll bet you've rejected
    stronger poems than this. overall though your work is excellent.

    2008-12-21 15:00:50

    stirring of brittle leaves
    as the dove settles