heat wave
 even the windmill
 is lazy

—Margarita Engle
        

About the author: Margarita Engle (Englefam at Earthlink.net) is the author, most recently, of The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Henry Holt & Co., 2006). Word Wings (Elin Grace Publ.) is a collection of haiku and short poems for children.

She is also the author of two novels as well as shorter works selected for anthologies and literary journals in many countries, in several languages. She has won numerous literary awards.



 

Responses to the haiku for 1 July 2004 by Margarita Engle

  1.  
    2004-07-01 08:37:54
     

    July rain
    streaks of fire
    light up the sky

  2.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-07-01 21:48:59
     

    heat wave
    in the distant sky
    an eagle glides

  3.  
    Helen Ruggieri (hruggier at localnet dot com)
    2004-07-02 07:36:17
     

    heat wave -
    a cold wave
    without gloves

  4.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-06 19:07:04
     

    snowball ...
    lazy thoughts
    during the heat wave

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