playing army . . .
   the little boys fight
       over who's dead

—Stanford M. Forrester
        

This haiku appears in "toy submarine," a new chapbook by Stanford Forrester. Reproduced with the permission of the author. Click here for details on ordering this $4 chapbook.

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 20 December 2004 by Stanford M. Forrester

  1.  
    JOHN TIONG CHUNGHOO
    2004-12-20 04:49:46
     

    playing army
    the boys all flying, running,
    bombing and "killing"

  2.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-12-20 16:40:51
     

    playing dress-up
    two little girls fight
    over the pink dress

  3.  
    2004-12-20 17:00:15
     

    Applause for Mr. Forrester.

  4.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-21 06:34:37
     

    every day living --
    the games
    people play

    -

  5.  
    H. Gene Murtha
    2004-12-21 18:21:49
     

    Hey Stan:

    The first time that I read this haiku, this brought
    me back to my childhood, one of my favorites, was it
    Frogpnd? Have a wonderful holiday.

    Gene

    forty-six years
    writing my name
    yellow in snow

  6.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-13 14:23:39
     

    that distant moon more out of touch
    just before dawn--
    foggy

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