in the night
the seller of roses returns
ascending and creaking

—John Sandbach

About the author: I was born in San Fransisco in 1948. I have been a professional astrologer since 1966. I am also a massage therapist, and teach at a massage school in Kansas City, Missouri. I have had two books of haiku published, "Step Into Sky", published in a bilingual edition (Japanese/English) by Happa-no-kofu press in Tokyo, and "Wrinkled Sea", published by Hikoo Press in Kansas City, Missouri.

Responses to the haiku for 21 October 2003 by John Sandbach

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-25 07:39:46

    morning, from the street
    vendor yells:


    Elbert Pruitt
    2003-10-25 21:33:01

    One of the finest I've (re)read in a long while. How rose-like the seller has become: what do roses do slowly in the night? It speaks also to the close, yet distant relationships we have with neighbors to whom we are aquainted merely by sound.

    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-05 06:18:59

    redlight alley
    a prostitute runs with
    stilletos dangling in hand

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-22 20:21:39

    noon-day sun
    white-green orchids, implants
    on her black silky dress


    DEBBIE WELSH MICHAEL (deborahmichael at earthlink dot net)
    2005-09-27 07:03:52

    corrected e-mail address

    2009-01-29 20:43:50

    cold night stirring
    pot of black coffee--
    interrupted sleep