counting breaths
or not counting; cockscombs,
poets come and go


—Debi Bender
        

About the author: D.W. Bender (lacewing at paperlanterns.net) is Development Advisor for the World Haiku Club and the Editor-in-Chief of its online magazine, the World Haiku Review. Her personal website is Paper Lanterns. An artist and poet, Debi lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Responses to the haiku for 31 December 2003 by Debi Bender

  1.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2003-12-31 21:56:44
     

    lulling
    by the river
    the sweet verses it utters

  2.  
    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-01 18:44:49
     

    frosty breaths inside
    house vacant
    for six freezing weeks

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-01 22:38:43
     

    praying never again
    as she sleeps, winter eve -
    counting each breath

    -

    winter refuses to let go -
    his last gasp

    -

    winter
    unannounced --
    his last season

    -

    poet's winter
    last utterance -
    to be or not

    -

  4.  
    ed markowski
    2004-01-13 22:09:08
     

    counting breaths
    the murmer of a poem
    clatters out of silence

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-31 18:47:30
     

    celosia cristata -
    flowers of crimson,
    perhaps purple, a rose

    -

    young opossum
    not making it cross the night --
    poets die young

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