Renaissance Faire
a knight in armor
hides his cell phone

—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 24 June 2005 by Margarita Engle

  1.  
    Bill Kenney (wpkenney at sprynet dot com)
    2005-06-24 09:54:36
     

    roses on display
    how would they look
    without the viewfinder

  2.  
    oc hoiliday
    2005-06-24 14:34:58
     

    margarita,
    one from the canadian prairie.
    o.c. holiday



    "prairie days round-up"
    a carload of buffalo hunters
    pulls into burger king

  3.  
    Mixx
    2005-06-24 16:42:29
     

    Boston city streets
    pan-handler "works" his corner
    leaves via his JAG

  4.  
    Francis Masat
    2005-06-24 20:05:33
     

    computer search -
    no hits
    for my father's name

  5.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-06-24 20:15:32
     

    early summer faire---
    cottonwood fluffs top off
    a muffin cap

  6.  
    Fran
    2005-06-24 21:23:32
     

    My favorite haiku are the ones which end with a charming ironic twist, of which Margarita's is such an excellent example.
    (But I enjoy the other ones, too)

  7.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-06-24 22:11:46
     

    A short call
    and an endless response:
    the silence

  8.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-06-25 08:19:07
     

    a revision ...

    summer faire---
    cottonwood fluffs dancing atop
    a muffin cap

  9.  
    Bill Kenney
    2005-06-25 10:14:50
     

    roses on display
    how would they look
    without the viewfinder

  10.  
    JJ
    2005-06-26 02:39:42
     

    next stop
    2721---
    the time machine

  11.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-06-28 15:19:16
     

    chill in the air
    dawns 3rd day of summer --
    i seem older

  12.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-06-29 21:33:17
     

    pass midnight --
    awakening to her breathing
    my lady faire

  13.  
    Judith Ingram
    2005-08-04 16:27:54
     

    Wonderful! So skillfully witty and so today. Thanks for sharing.

  14.  
    Sefer Huseyinzade
    2006-01-26 05:52:03
     

    leaves of calendar
    fall after a day passes
    leaving us the past

  15.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-04-02 10:33:50
     

    Lost call-
    the perpetrator of the crime
    nowhere

  16.  
    from Georgia (juliaq at mindspring dot com)
    2006-04-03 14:16:07
     

    i thought the lines of haikus had only 5 and 7 syllables....? apparently not, unless i just can't count.

  17.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-03-27 17:35:31
     

    georgia, almost 3 years to the date, you can count.
    a question of my own, "what does that have to do with a haiku"

    -

    cool night air--
    red ember
    end of tobacco roll

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