misty eve
a neighbor's dog
gives a long howl

—Jeffrey Winke

About the author: Jeffrey Winke, jeff_winke at yahoo dot com

Jeffrey Winke is an industrial writer and adjunct university professor of modern poetry, business communication and public speaking in Milwaukee, Wis. His recent book What's Not There: Selected Haiku of Jeffrey Winke is a 2002 Merit Book Award winner. His motion graphics haiku collection, Chances, has been selected as a Cool Site winner. And a collection of Winke's essays combined with found art was recently exhibited at Milwaukee's Green Dragon Freedom Cafè gallery.

Responses to the haiku for 8 September 2003 by Jeffrey Winke

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-11 00:11:36

    jeffrey should have been a mystery writer

    i was thinking, perhaps he's alfred in his second coming

    remember, i am looking deeper

    "misty eve"

    that time before one is plunged into total darkness, though at times are we to have the stars to guide us, but not tonight; there's a mist in the air

    some say (a mist) is when there's (a haze) in which horizontal visibility is more than one kilometer but less than two

    others say when something dims, darkens, obscures, or intercepts one's vision

    one more; that which is indistinct

    now it's time for "eve", (the period) just preceding (an event), (the latter part) of (the day), or rather farfetched, even adam's missing rib

    "misty eve"

    settling on adam's missing rib;
    life not being what it could have been, is enough to mist up anyone's eyes, let alone eve's

    what was the song, "cry me a river", or even the song that had the line, "i'm so lonely i could cry"

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-09-11 21:19:33

    "a neighbor's dog"

    hmmm, that which belongs to another.
    should it matter, rather than a cat, horse, or whatever; strange, it didn't belong belong to the listener.

    assumed to be man best friend, and yet, what are the feelings about the usage of the word "dog".

    in addition to that which belongs to another, was it written thou shouldn't covet thou neighbor's anything.

    remembering the first line, the troubles of mankind, enough to even cause the dog to howl; how disturbing a sound.

    and now, we have been led into the third line

    "gives a long howl", the only thing that goes hand in hand on a night like this.

    a question comes to mind, if the night was clear, would we have seen the moon.

    2003-09-15 00:24:01

    wood smoke
    a barking dog stops at dusk

    Anyone want to renga?

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-29 04:35:15

    passing by the graveyard
    every tree becomes a ghost

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-17 19:53:39

    humid night -
    dog days
    bring thoughts of winter