small talk 
a few leaves
remain in the trees

—paul m.
        

About the author: paul m. is an award winning haiku poet whose work has been widely published. He is Treasurer for the Haiku Society of America (hsa-haiku.org) and Haiku North America (haikunorthamerica.com), as well as book review editor for Modern Haiku (modernhaiku.org).

Contact: pauldmiller at fctvplus dot net

Responses to the haiku for 12 November 2003 by paul m.

  1.  
    Todd Claus
    2003-11-13 08:17:35
     

    This brought me back to college when afternoons were spent with a young woman I had a major crush on discussing medieval philosophies. The talks I've forgotten, but not her eyes or the leaves on wet pavement or butterflies I blamed on caffiene.

  2.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webv dot net)
    2003-11-13 11:43:26
     

    so many branches
    now exposed ...
    an understatement

  3.  
    Laryalee Fraser (laryalee at hotmail dot com)
    2003-11-13 13:52:51
     

    I especially like the possible
    interpretations of the first line.


    wind whispers to leaf
    pretend
    you're a butterfly

  4.  
    Marjo (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-13 14:58:37
     

    grapes dropping
    red leaves fallling
    to damp earth

  5.  
    Ludia Booth (LudiaB at aol dot com)
    2003-11-15 01:54:18
     

    poised
    between heaven and earth
    bare branches

  6.  
    2003-11-19 11:52:04
     

    leaves who died red &
    gold: scatter’d over path, caught
    among yellow ferns

  7.  
    myron lysenko
    2003-11-20 22:20:13
     

    i like the contrast here between the tree revealing almost everything & the humans trying not to reveal much at all.

  8.  
    star
    2003-11-22 14:58:58
     

    There's little left to talk about. Summer's gone, birds nests don't need hiding..


    naked truths exposed
    inexpertly skun
    by spoken word

  9.  
    Hugh
    2003-11-25 10:30:46
     

    There is a dissonance between first line and second. Is that the reason that this haiku offers so many possibilities?

    In star's haiku in the comment above, "skun"? Skinned, spun, spanned? Typo, or another way to offer multiple possibilities?

  10.  
    JOHN TIONG CHUNGHOO
    2003-12-03 02:34:30
     

    cricket's shrill
    our warm conversation
    in the japanese pub

  11.  
    2004-01-28 15:01:39
     

    red dragonfly
    the earth's shadow moves up a tree

  12.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-24 23:57:01
     

    elusive whispers
    warm, gentle breeze through the fronds ~
    her laughter

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