thickening clouds--
in a snow-covered field
the elk crowd together

—Harold Bowes

Originally published in Modern Haiku, Winter-Spring 2002.

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.

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Responses to the haiku for 17 December 2002 by Harold Bowes

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-27 21:39:51

    winter days
    beneath an overcast sky ...
    the crowd cheers about something

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-07-30 08:07:56

    Great Thanks~

    penguins reach
    Greenland rest on
    endless ice-white~

    an eskimo child
    watches penguins at play~
    sun glows on the igloo~

    faraway a reindeer
    crosses the white sky~
    a cool sun erupts

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-27 23:10:58

    thickening darkness
    cold bare floor --
    in the warmth of her embrace