flowering pear tree
a trail of white petals
tracing the wind

—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 16 March 2005 by Margarita Engle

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-03-16 06:33:28

    valentine bloom
    dried, bowed over
    the jug

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-03-16 08:27:18

    the magnolia blooms
    in a parking lot

    2005-03-16 10:06:47

    Japanese maple
    tiny red buds
    ~ spring ~

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-16 10:25:25

    solitary raptor
    tracing thermal winds ...
    a trail of carrion