Temple of Zeus --
in bright light
a stone-carved flower

—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 yahoo.com

Responses to the haiku for 25 August 2004 by Stanford M. Forrester

  1.  
    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-08-25 07:26:03
     

    Stanford,
    You've succeeded in bringing life to a stone
    flower. A feat fit for Zeus! Well done.
    Ed

  2.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-25 10:14:04
     

    in the sand
    a painted turtle
    of cement

  3.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-25 21:28:46
     

    temples throb --
    vintage spectacles
    centenary lovers

  4.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-08-26 01:49:09
     

    old temple
    the gods stare
    with blackened faces

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-08-26 07:40:02
     

    First winter day-
    the snowfall finishing
    the sculptor's work

  6.  
    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-08-27 03:19:21
     

    sculptures in the sky
    the ancient fir trees
    across the road

  7.  
    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-08-31 03:12:31
     

    the giant gopuram
    of Brihadeeshwara Temple~
    countles birds encircle~

    Gaayathri resonates
    on the sculpted walls~
    epics reborn in fire~

    the anointed Mahaa-Lingam~
    mysterious cosmoses erupt
    in Mowna Thaandavam~

  8.  
    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-09-01 10:38:30
     

    "staying put"
    as Dad would say--
    hummingbird hovers

  9.  
    Georgia Kornbluth (georgia_k at verizon dot net)
    2004-09-03 09:03:56
     

    Temple of Zeus
    sunlight carves
    flowers in stone

  10.  
    martin
    2004-09-04 12:08:37
     

    arctic sun
    multi-colored lichens feed
    on the rock

  11.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-13 20:36:57
     

    jagged lightning
    evening sky --
    i get closer to home

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