first rain
the bright colors
of her summer top

—Jeffrey Winke
        

About the author: Jeffrey Winke, jeff_winke at yahoo dot com

Jeffrey Winke is an industrial writer and adjunct university professor of modern poetry, business communication and public speaking in Milwaukee, Wis. His recent book What's Not There: Selected Haiku of Jeffrey Winke is a 2002 Merit Book Award winner. His motion graphics haiku collection, Chances, has been selected as a Cool Site winner. And a collection of Winke's essays combined with found art was recently exhibited at Milwaukee's Green Dragon Freedom Cafè gallery.

 

Responses to the haiku for 26 July 2005 by Jeffrey Winke

  1.  
    matthew
    2005-07-26 10:38:08
     

    petrichor (PET-ri-kuhr) noun

    The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell.

    http://www.wordsmith.org/words/petrichor.html

  2.  
    Marco Fraticelli
    2005-07-26 12:00:11
     

    Good haiku!

  3.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-07-26 14:35:12
     

    petrichor
    akin to being next to God --
    i've heard

    pleasant smell of an infant --
    unless, it's soiled it's bottom


    petrichor -
    i think back
    when the first drops fell, what was i doing

    a silence summer walk through a pine forest
    signals, all is well


    broken silence
    snap of the pine bough
    or the call of the bobwhite

    perchance, it was kelley
    who came to mind



    petrichor -
    jasmine blossoms
    fragrance to soothe all mankind

  4.  
    lawrence williams
    2005-07-26 15:43:17
     

    sudden downpour...
    seeing through her
    sleeveless t-shirt

  5.  
    2005-07-26 15:51:27
     

    Hi, mister Jeffrey Winke!
    I read your Haiku so long from You, here In Albania and it is a pleasing one. I liked it very much. Below I am sending for you my Haiku:
    the crazy rain
    the gusty floods
    are depressing the field. (Kujtim Agalliu)

  6.  
    David Fox
    2005-07-26 16:13:42
     

    rain's soothing music
    tingling rhythm's boldly sing
    if you just listen

  7.  
    lawrence williams
    2005-07-26 16:18:23
     

    rain
    the rain dancer
    cleans his moccasins


    bob, that was an interesting piece of writing. hope all
    is well with you.
    L


    waiting in the rain
    i savor
    every drop

  8.  
    R.K.Singh
    2005-07-26 20:32:59
     

    sudden rain
    on the way home
    a peacock

  9.  
    kala ramesh
    2005-07-26 20:57:01
     

    a good one. . .
    leaves so much to one's imagination!
    -kala

  10.  
    JJ
    2005-07-26 23:37:47
     

    sudden rain..
    the bodypainting
    the bodypainting?

  11.  
    JJ
    2005-07-26 23:39:20
     

    revised to;

    cloudburst--
    the bodypainting
    the bodypainting?

  12.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2005-07-27 00:26:59
     

    A new Triumphal Ark-
    hurried birds flying
    under the rainbow

  13.  
    kate
    2005-07-27 07:49:07
     

    a jangle
    of bells and colors
    she dances to her
    own music

  14.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-07-31 21:42:05
     

    rain
    the shy woman runs
    to collect her clothes

  15.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-04-11 13:06:00
     

    ahhhhh, subject of rain...

    -

    spring fragrance through an open window--
    1st sign of rain
    pitting the dust

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