A small pink blossom
floating in a clear glass bowl.
How alone we are!

—Alice Strong

About the author: A California mother, I rise early every morning before my daughter to have some alone time!


Responses to the haiku for 17 June 2005 by Alice Strong

    2005-06-17 21:34:21

    On May 17, 2005, I met Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India to present to him some of my poetry books. Dr Kalam is a well known scientist, and poet too. After spending some 45 minutes with him and talking about poetry and haiku, I had a sense of history in making.
    Days later, I composed the following haiku, recalling the moments of loneliness in the huge Rashtrapati Bhavan:

    Busy but lonely
    the visonary scientist
    President Kalam


    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-06-18 05:17:21

    small piece of light
    spread thin
    even before my day begins

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-06-18 08:47:30

    bubbling aquarium
    my loneliness
    trails each bubble

    trey lablanc
    2005-06-18 18:27:36

    another take on lonliness. your piece is very
    nicely done.

    happy hour
    fifteen empty barstools
    separate the two

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-06-19 14:12:25

    one purple
    a field of
    day lilies

    Bill Kenney (wpkenney at sprynet dot com)
    2005-06-20 10:19:03

    each day
    more buds open
    I grow old

    kamesh (kameshwar dot rao at gmail dot com)
    2005-06-21 23:38:00

    Nicely done Alice. Thanks for sharing.

    And RK Singh,

    Abdul Kalam was a rocket engineer, not a scientist, and calling someone who was responsible for India going nuclear as a visionary is deplorable.

    2009-03-24 18:24:52

    grain of sand
    wave after wave 'gainst the shore
    too numerous to count


    long & short of it all--
    circle of life thing