rain for days,
daytime so grey -
the dark stippled with light


—Alan Bern
        

About the author: Alan Bern, alanbern at dnai.com
Berkeley, California

Librarian and Special Services Coordinator for the Berkeley Public Library. Translates poetry from the Italian. Recent publications: Red is Fugitive, poetic sequence in English, on the Italian literary website, Lo Sciacallo (The Jackal); "Lago d'Orta" in Poetry on the Lake: The Silver Wyvern Award Anthology 2001 .

Responses to the haiku for 20 February 2002 by Alan Bern

  1.  
    Giorgio Gazzolo
    2003-07-25 13:06:07
     

    Fine! CIAEI D'AEGUA in the genoese dialect is an expression used by sailors when the clouds blown by the sirocco wind quickly alternate dark or light...

  2.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-30 07:13:32
     

    endless times ...
    horizon to horizon, grey skies
    winter dawns

  3.  
    Don
    2005-02-02 12:12:35
     

    There is an aching beauty here. You have captured the beautiful sadness.

  4.  
    b.m.r.
    2008-12-23 19:31:40
     

    twilight
    through slivers in the cloud
    my thoughts remain

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