bombs in london   my wife calls
         her brother   just to hear his voice

—paul conneally
        

About the author: paul t conneally (paul.conneally at ntlworld.com)
Loughborough
Charnwood UK

 

Responses to the haiku for 25 July 2005 by paul conneally

  1.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-07-25 10:16:37
     

    london bombing
    mom calls to tell me
    stay home

  2.  
    JJ
    2005-07-25 11:29:27
     

    a man is kissing
    his alarm clock---
    for not working

  3.  
    Bill Kenney
    2005-07-25 12:03:11
     

    London:

    shit"" she says
    dropping the paper—
    the name of someone she knew"

  4.  
    bob in seattle
    2005-07-25 13:08:27
     

    Bus glides under city, on schedule -
    I grieve, american, ashamed

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-07-25 13:38:37
     

    Explosions on t.v.:
    no cry, no burst of tears...
    death-like silence

  6.  
    ray golden
    2005-07-25 16:25:35
     

    sadly, so sadly, brutality and violence
    have and always will be with us. we
    should all think twice before we refer
    to killers, rapists, and criminals as
    animals."" they are all unmistakeably
    human.


    d train
    the deafening tick
    of a pocket watch?


    year's end
    my grandson adds jihad
    to his vocabulary


    bombs in london...
    the homicide rate in L.A.
    hits 500"

  7.  
    kala ramesh
    2005-07-25 17:34:17
     

    my son there
    even after i hear his voice
    mind panics

    -kala

  8.  
    kate
    2005-07-25 17:49:38
     

    mute TV
    I watch the chaos
    as he sleeps

  9.  
    Judith Ingram
    2005-07-25 21:45:43
     

    I cannot envision
    this kind of chaos, terror
    from my suburban . . . shelter ???

  10.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-07-26 05:08:29
     

    day after yesterday
    all hope seems lost --
    day before tomorrow

  11.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-07-26 23:20:48
     

    the bully? dead in the blast
    but we’re still here still unblinking

  12.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2005-07-26 23:45:36
     

    the bully? dead in the blast
    but we're still here still unblinking

    see http://www.mindfirerenew.com/issue3/06workshop.html
    for info on writing zips ... the form of haiku I believe Paul Conneally was using and I was trying to duplicate. Apparently this response mechanism doesn't permit special spacing.

  13.  
    alias alias
    2005-07-30 18:40:10
     

    paul & all,
    the emotion of the day is unquestionable, as is the terror
    and tragedy. that being said, i believe i've seen this poem
    thousands of times since 9-11. d for originality, c+ for
    overall effort.


    where mother hid
    holding us...
    bombs


    august 6th
    on that day there was no one
    to call

  14.  
    martin
    2006-08-13 19:41:27
     

    after the Blitz
    sunlight on the milkman between two craters

    http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/archive/2000/Milkman.jpg

  15.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-04-05 20:52:34
     

    fathers silence...
    spring's darkness
    ghetto babies wailing

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