abundant sunshine--
a praying mantis guards
a rose bush

—Mike W. Blottenberger
        

About the author: Mike W. Blottenberger (mwayten at hotmail.com) lives in Hanover, PA and is the author of a book of poetry Morsels of Manna (Mellen Press). His work has appeared in American Tanka, Frogpond, Mid-America Poetry Review, Tundra, and The William & Mary Review.

He did not start writing haiku until after the death of his younger sister five years ago.

 

Responses to the haiku for 4 August 2004 by Mike W. Blottenberger

  1.  
    Kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-04 04:37:49
     

    a praying mantis
    watches the leaves change
    a cat waits

  2.  
    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-04 06:08:39
     

    perching so still
    on the bloom
    praying mantis teaches me to pray

  3.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yaho dot com)
    2004-08-05 04:16:57
     

    Silence, pleace!
    Let's listen to
    the noon prayer

  4.  
    Ellen G. Olinger
    2004-08-05 09:06:40
     

    Early morning
    prayer plants
    waking up too

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-06 04:51:44
     

    greying hair
    tattered leather pouch, cross his shoulder --
    dirt stains his face

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