Athens wind ~
the fish market
the incense vendor

—Stanford M. Forrester

About the author: Stanford M. Forrester is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse and a past president of the Haiku Society of America. A number of his haiku have been included in "American Zen: A Gathering of Poets" published by Bottomdog Press & "Haiku" published by Knopf. Most recently Stanford and vincent tripi have collaborated on a small book entitled "temple marigold".

To reach Stanford by email: bottlerockets_99 at


Responses to the haiku for 12 August 2004 by Stanford M. Forrester

    Mitzi Trout (drivensnow at msn dot com)
    2004-08-12 17:02:59

    A heady stew of sensuality and sea broth.
    Have never been to Athens, but I love a
    nice capricious wind, and you have captured
    this one very well!

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-08-13 02:36:14

    only on earth
    obsession with shortening time,
    lenghtening time

    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-08-13 06:22:27

    Great thanks for this fine Haiku.

    delhi park~
    flower sellers sparrows
    ear cleaners~

    kutab minar~
    prostitute adorned~
    jasmines on the head~

    old-delhi dusk~
    scent of cheap attar
    in hashish fumes~

    2004-08-13 07:15:39

    farmer's market
    one farmer
    and his stand

    2004-09-04 12:18:51

    fishing village
    the bow lanterns fade
    in the dawn

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-13 19:44:58

    trade winds, from africa
    red skies
    at dawn