spring cleaning
the thin layer of dust 
on my glasses

—Dietmar Tauchner
        

About the author: Dietmar Tauchner, living in Austria as poet for short poetry in english and german, prose and playwrights; published already in such magazines as South by Southeast, The Heronīs Nest, Asahi Shimbun, Tundra etc.

His web site, which can be viewed at www.bregengemme.com, showcases some of his haiku in english and offers the opportunity to submit haiku and related short poetry.

 

Responses to the haiku for 19 April 2004 by Dietmar Tauchner

  1.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-04-19 03:14:03
     

    cellar clean up--
    old desk draw with
    mouse nest

  2.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-04-19 07:44:35
     

    dance in the air
    dust in light
    through attic window

  3.  
    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-04-19 11:25:30
     

    "dust bunnies"
    ... scampering away
    from the vacuum

  4.  
    Andrew
    2004-04-19 13:20:20
     

    thoes arent real haikus they are supposed to go
    5 syllables on the first line
    7 syllables on the second line
    5 syllables on the third line
    like this by Richard Wright
    Make up your mind snail!
    You are half inside your house
    And halfway out!

  5.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-04-19 15:23:36
     

    ANDREW...PLEASE READ THIS

    Contemporary international haiku usually relaxes the 5-7-5 syllable-count restriction. In English haiku, 1-3 lines of 17 syllables or less is the norm.

  6.  
    Ray in Melbourne, Australia
    2004-04-19 20:13:45
     

    I'm inspired daily by the each haiku. Thx to everyone for sharing their words & thoughts. I like to celebrate the end of the southern summer with the following,

    Lone breath in chilled wind
    Floats by rustling crimson leaves
    Farewells summer sun

  7.  
    artsy
    2004-04-19 22:34:05
     

    ANDREW- just enjoy the free-wheeling nature of this fun site

  8.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-04-20 01:05:22
     

    attic--
    dusty bureau top
    with gas ration stamps

  9.  
    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-04-20 08:34:05
     

    spring cleaning
    the hope chest's veneer
    worn to pine

  10.  
    artsy
    2004-04-20 15:00:50
     

    to ANDREW by Basho the famous Japanese poet in the book "Basho- On Love and Barley, Haiku of Basho" his unique haiku #91 :
    "To lie drunk
    on cobbles,
    bedded in pinks"

  11.  
    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-04-20 15:01:29
     

    grass sprouting
    and--
    one white violet

  12.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-04-21 20:43:55
     

    change in seasons --
    last year mockingbird's nest
    bare semblance

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