below the waterfall
her tresses a waterfall
over her bodice

—john tiong chunghoo

About the author: i won honourable mention for the first takashi hoshino award and two honourable mentions and one merit poem in the new year kukai organised by the World Haiku Club recently. i am a regular participant of the shiki monthly kukai. my works have been published around the world such as poetry sharing journal,, heron's nest, asahi shimbun, mainichi shimbun, yomiuri shimbun, sakura anthology, free times among many others. readers are welcome to read my poems at and and to leave their messages.


Responses to the haiku for 20 July 2004 by john tiong chunghoo

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-20 15:47:28

    long locks
    not plaited, nor braided --
    she struggles through the summer storm


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-25 03:46:16

    Breakers ahead!
    Her waved hair cooling down
    one's own heart

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-10 20:36:37

    beneath long lashes
    her words lash out ...
    in anger


    ed markowski
    2004-10-04 17:05:31

    flash flood
    the river carves a new path
    to the waterfall

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-01-15 15:06:05

    fullbodied warming, sunrise
    woman unraveling
    before my eyes