kite's aloft
the young boy pulls free
of his father's hand

—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 28 July 2004 by Ed Markowski

  1.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-28 05:09:59
     

    solitary duck
    angling upward ...
    dark cloud on the horizon

  2.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-07-28 08:28:56
     

    the last goodbye
    as she losens her grasp
    everybody lost in her silence

  3.  
    River Malcolm
    2004-07-29 13:43:37
     

    Ed -- I gasped when I read your haiku, saw/felt the kite rise and simultaneously the feeling of both father and boy in that letting go and setting free. A great haiku moment for me. Thank you for evoking it! River

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    Yvonne
    2004-07-29 16:17:21
     

    Good one, Ed. Reminds me of how I felt when I saw the Blue Angels fly for the very first time. They slipped the bonds of earth and I felt as though I did the same. That's the good thing about haiku. It reminds you of something in the past.

  5.  
    2004-07-30 05:24:08
     

    wonderful haiku moment


    treasured balloon
    released by child
    cloudless day

  6.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-07-31 22:44:38
     

    Airy battle -
    two boys keep hardly a tight rein
    on a poor kite

  7.  
    Deban N (deban at teacher dot com)
    2004-08-02 05:29:03
     

    I like these haikus a lot. Please give more of the same. I am stimulated to try one myslef:(its bad though):

    A time-worn leaf
    From a gray-haired tree
    Falls with a thud!

  8.  
    Doreen Bradley Satter (doreensatter at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-03 16:58:22
     

    I read your haiku title and and was interested as I wrote a father/son/kite one too a few years ago. Here's mine:

    KITES HIGH OVERHEAD

    NEWSPAPER WITH WOODEN SPINES--

    FATHER AND SON TEAM


    I have a few more on my website

  9.  
    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-08-04 12:06:36
     

    Thanks Ed for this Haiku Moment.

    multi-coloured
    ocean of kites with
    a rainbow on the sky~

    far above
    the eagle's airy way
    the human kite~

    free from all fetters
    a solitary kite flys into
    the infinite sky~

  10.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-12 09:23:24
     

    crumple kite
    on the ground --
    father and son, hand-in-hand

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