wild fires . . . 
 only chimneys 
  in the culdesac 

—Betty Kaplan
        

About the author: Betty Kaplan, BKaplan297 at aol.com

Retired from the Fashion Industry. Used to arrange clothes. Now arranging words. Started to write haiku five years ago. Published in Frogpond, Lynx, Woodpecker, South by Southeast World Haiku Review and American Tanka.

Responses to the haiku for 24 November 2003 by Betty Kaplan

  1.  
    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-24 20:56:11
     

    1989 earthquake shook
    SF Bay bridge buckled
    .....still not fixed

  2.  
    Craig McLanachan (cramar at actrix dot co dot nz)
    2003-11-25 00:01:36
     

    Very good. Hard hitting haiku that echoes a situation which will remain etched into the minds of many who suffered loss of home and even lives in some cases. The image you have made is a chilling and poignant one.

  3.  
    kirsty karkow
    2003-11-25 08:23:56
     

    I remember when you first wrote this, Betty. The enormous impact still resonates. A good'un. kirsty

  4.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-25 16:13:50
     

    wild fire ~
    though he's not listening
    the song she sings

  5.  
    JOHN TIONG CHUNGHOO
    2003-12-03 02:26:33
     

    charcoal
    stove flame
    lean years

  6.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-06-09 02:12:26
     

    No chimney-sweeper-
    through the dark smoke,
    the white swans

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-25 00:19:33
     

    bumblebee -
    into the cul-de-sac
    pollen covered exit

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