the old cat
sniffs and paws
its photograph

—Matt Zambito
        

About the author: Matt Zambito, originally from Ransomville, New York, currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. His haiku and senryu have appeared in Frogpond, Snapshots, paper wasp, bottle rockets, and Modern Haiku. He is the drummer for Cropchecker.

 

Responses to the haiku for 9 August 2005 by Matt Zambito

  1.  
    Anthony slauson
    2005-08-09 10:32:15
     

    at the pool
    my life guards flirting,
    from their high chairs

  2.  
    alan edwards
    2005-08-09 14:50:02
     

    from those days back when we thought
    rock & roll could save the world...


    flat broke...
    we smoke the last
    of the catnip toy

    september 23, 1970

  3.  
    Dudley de Souza
    2005-08-09 22:22:09
     

    Night barks;
    I turn in
    a hard bed.

  4.  
    bobby michael richardson
    2005-08-10 00:20:18
     

    caressing faded photo,
    steadied wrinkled hand -
    widower

  5.  
    JJ
    2005-08-10 05:03:41
     

    the fastest cat
    in the west---
    Billy the kitten

  6.  
    Judith Ingram
    2005-08-10 09:47:41
     

    Fuzzy, yellow Fred
    leaves fuzzy, yellow calling cards
    everywhere.

  7.  
    Barbara Simpson
    2005-08-10 09:50:43
     

    bite marks in the photo
    he likes the smell
    of the photo paper

  8.  
    daria
    2005-08-10 11:34:07
     

    clavicles
    scourge and subtext
    tigers licking their feet

  9.  
    2005-08-10 14:05:18
     

    Haiku from Albania:

    Heartache with its eyes down.
    The weight of shame
    melting the stone.

  10.  
    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-08-11 00:20:06
     

    old cat
    in a daze
    amid new cats

  11.  
    sylvain moret
    2005-08-11 15:59:02
     

    ice storm...
    squirrel after squirrel
    crosses the telephone wire

  12.  
    d.d.swartz
    2005-08-14 12:37:07
     

    A young girl's dreams fade with morning light
    She pins back her grey hair -
    Who is that woman in the mirror?

  13.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-04-19 08:24:17
     

    d.d. swartz, great piece, reminds me of mirror images i strain to see

    -

    faded morning sight--
    in the mirror
    this grey-haired man

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