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

  1.  
    R.K.Singh
    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

    --R.K.Singh

  2.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-06-18 05:17:21
     

    small piece of light
    spread thin
    even before my day begins

  3.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-06-18 08:47:30
     

    bubbling aquarium
    my loneliness
    trails each bubble

  4.  
    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

  5.  
    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-06-19 14:12:25
     

    one purple
    iris
    a field of
    day lilies

  6.  
    Bill Kenney (wpkenney at sprynet dot com)
    2005-06-20 10:19:03
     

    each day
    more buds open
    I grow old

  7.  
    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.

  8.  
    b.m.r.
    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

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