in the gutter
a discarded cap collects
swirling leaves

—paul amphlett

About the author: paul amphlett (peerpoetry at yahoo dot co dot uk) writes: I have been writing poetry for yonks and haiku, etc., since 1992. have been editing and publishing Peer Poetry Magazine since 1995. A write up about it and my attempts to integrate haiku etc with the broad mass of poetry are in a long article on the World Haiku Club website, here.

Responses to the haiku for 23 October 2003 by paul amphlett

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-10-24 08:30:44

    I think this poem makes an important statement.

    Norman Darlington (tinywords at eirmode dot com)
    2003-10-25 02:11:20

    I'm afraid that statement went right over my head, Ellen. Would you care to share it with us?

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-25 07:24:56

    norm, isn't there a saying, "great minds think alike".

    i anxiously await ellen's response.

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2003-10-25 09:04:24

    My first thought was of the people society thinks are less valuable than others, for various reasons. An intuitive response, which I am still developing...

    P.S. Mom is beginning to move the side of her body affected by the stroke.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-25 09:20:24

    ellen, your thoughts are intuitive; of late, my thoughts being the same

    mankind feels some are more important than most; i hear myself regularly laughing

    the truth be known, the world, in it's awakening, is in for a startling revelation

    Elbert Pruitt
    2003-10-25 21:05:52

    I can't help but relate this poem to recent events in the world of baseball: the Cub's and Redsox' dashed dreams. However, the poem works well without the association.

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-05 08:25:23

    welcoming autumn
    shaking out
    the leaf from my shoe

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-22 20:42:56

    continuous rain
    on my mind
    things past, things to come