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

    2004-07-01 08:37:54

    July rain
    streaks of fire
    light up the sky

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

    heat wave
    in the distant sky
    an eagle glides

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

    heat wave -
    a cold wave
    without gloves

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

    snowball ...
    lazy thoughts
    during the heat wave