etched in tree bark
the names of lovers
no longer in love 

—ellis clay
        

About the author: ellis clay, gypsykid at gmail dot com

I've been writing and studying haiku since 1992. I've self-produced a few of my own collections of haiku, most recently 'ku' in 2000, and 'nine haiku: winterness' this past winter. I am currently working on a collection of one-line haiku to be completed by this summer.

 

Responses to the haiku for 3 June 2005 by ellis clay

  1.  
    Bill Kenney (bilkny at yahoo dot com)
    2005-06-03 08:37:27
     

    crowded airport
    goodbye wave to a lover
    already turned away

  2.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-06-03 09:03:25
     

    half price
    a used book of
    love poems

  3.  
    Mixx
    2005-06-03 11:03:54
     

    black ebony box
    tucked away
    engagement ring

  4.  
    2005-06-03 11:59:30
     

    etched in tree bark
    the names of lovers
    the bark thickens

  5.  
    R.K.Singh
    2005-06-03 22:50:28
     

    Dear Ellis,
    It's a lovely haiku. One does see names engaved on tree barks in most gardens and on walls of old/historic monuments in India. You are so matter-of-fact and yet so concerned, ironical and lovely. Congrats.
    R K

  6.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-06-04 00:24:56
     

    in the pawnshop
    somebody's
    wedding ring

  7.  
    RoNi
    2005-06-04 06:13:01
     

    WOw poped my heart out

  8.  
    levon machenry
    2005-06-04 13:35:20
     

    thank you ellis. what if anything endures?


    back home
    where the oaks bled in autumn
    golden arches



    divorce final
    i count the dividing lines
    on the highway home


    divorced
    i make a wrong turn
    down a dead end street

  9.  
    martin
    2005-06-04 17:52:20
     

    morning sunlight
    the maple's carved initials full of ants

  10.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-06-07 00:14:18
     

    alone
    pass midnight -
    this spider's web, without the spider

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