flower market
 sunflowers facing
 the ocean

—Margarita Engle

About the author: Margarita Engle (Englefam at Earthlink.net) is the author, most recently, of The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Henry Holt & Co., 2006). Word Wings (Elin Grace Publ.) is a collection of haiku and short poems for children.

She is also the author of two novels as well as shorter works selected for anthologies and literary journals in many countries, in several languages. She has won numerous literary awards.


Responses to the haiku for 31 August 2004 by Margarita Engle

    Yvonne Cabalona (YCabalona at sylvan dot k12 dot ca dot us)
    2004-09-01 15:56:03

    Very nice, Margarita. Sunflowers seem to be a favorite topic:

    farmers' market
    sunflowers in a collective

    ed markowski (1elmarko at comcast dot net)
    2004-09-01 19:59:49

    Both refreshing & colorful!

    the sparrow & grandmother
    face to face

    Ellen G. Olinger (ElinGrace at wi dot rr dot com)
    2004-09-02 05:53:03

    field of sunflowers
    helps me home

    Kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-02 07:11:39

    next to the market-
    a tangle
    of sunflowers

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-09-02 08:26:24

    flower market
    the young man asks
    for lucky flowers

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-03 08:37:05

    yellow-rayed flower
    her radiant smile ...

    lunchtime snack