gale warning
two gulls surf
the waves above the lake

—Ed Markowski

About the author: ed markowski lives and writes in auburn hills, michigan. his work has appeared in modern haiku, acorn, bottle rockets, and the birmingham poetry review.

Responses to the haiku for 16 January 2004 by Ed Markowski

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-16 06:30:21

    cockles of the heart
    the fool ...
    my sweet tooth's delight
    at worse a child
    eating sweet blackberries ...
    at best a demon
    cloudless day
    bright blue ...

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-01-16 07:17:07

    sea gulls glide
    wing feathers brush water
    painting their shadow

    gulls on sandy point
    face bitter wind
    feathered weather vanes

    still water trembles
    aroused by first warm kiss of
    approaching tempest

    Craig McLanachan (cramar at actrix dot co dot nz)
    2004-01-16 15:23:42

    above the warehouse
    carried on a fresh wind~
    the incedible white of a blackback

    I do not mean to insult your fine haiku. I often observe the apparent joy gulls show in the most boisterous of days. Regards, Craig.

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-16 16:04:46

    seagulls try to get attention
    of Pier 39 tourists entranced with
    rotund, barking sea lions

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-01-17 01:11:06

    ed, i really love this haiku today. the gull surfing the wave as if it knows the warning. my haiku to complement yours;

    crashing sea
    the gull swoops down
    to get a fish

    Richard Goring
    2004-01-17 08:21:04

    I live by the sea and often watch gulls 'surfing' the wind - bobbing on the sea and scrounging tit-bits too.

    car alarm
    faintly on the wind
    a gull's cry

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-01-17 09:47:38

    gulls cry

    for me--

    no longer writing
    from wounds

    (HUMMINGBIRD; Vol. XI, No. 1; September 2000)

    Elaine (ecwriter at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-19 07:26:29


    I can just see the picture you create. Good job.

    I am a Michigander too!


    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-03 06:14:19

    head hung low
    cross his face, a smile ...

    clouds pass the puddle