a year later--
in mother's bare garden
new grass

—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 oregontrail.net.


Responses to the haiku for 15 March 2002 by Harold Bowes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-28 07:50:15

    memories of mother
    springtime ---
    the overgrown garden

    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-11 21:20:30

    Fresh weeds and
    faded flowers -
    an overlooked grave

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-11-29 15:37:59

    years earlier ...
    now stands the mighty oak
    acorns in my hand

    joshua wilson (jtw at ameritech dot com)
    2005-06-29 18:18:26

    35 years later
    on the slope at kent state

    two years later
    120,000 dead
    since the end of major combat

    i think haiku has to start including
    more than the usual pap if it's ever
    to gain the merit the hsa mafia
    would like it to gain.

    2008-12-31 19:04:57

    joshua, least you gave me pause to think; be it nearly three years after your post. i imagine your "usual" insinuates the well worn verses finding themselves written repeatedly. as for the (merit), the haiku inspite of the (usual) already has this leg up in writing.


    to the day--
    bare rose bushes line the fence
    in cold silence